Traditional Finnish Sauna

Traditional Finnish Sauna

The sauna is now an integral part of the culture and lifestyle. The sauna is a place to relax physically and mentally, is not a luxury but a necessity.

It is the original sauna, or properly so called, in which the temperature can reach 80-100 ° C, causing an abundant perspiration of the skin, while the humidity does not exceed 10-20%, except when he throws the water on the stones. To have a greater feeling of heat is steam produced by throwing water on heated stones made on the electrical resistances up to become hot. This arrangement makes it possible to raise the temperature. To the water they are sometimes added essential oils balsamic effect as, for example, essences of pine or eucalyptus.


Typically the practice of sauna expected to alternate in minutes in the sauna baths in cold water or cold showers.

The sauna is now an integral part of the culture and lifestyle. The sauna is a place to relax physically and mentally, is not a luxury but a necessity.

Therapy and purification
From the point of view hydrotherapy Finnish sauna riallaccerebbe an ancient natural medicine tradition and has experienced its peak with calidarium, frigidarium and the subsequent turkish hamam.

Social aspects
From the point of view of the costume, however, the sauna is increasingly understood as a time for socializing and / or relaxation and is spreading rapidly engaged in the holiday facilities, wellness centers and even gyms.

This is one reason why the sauna, is in high demand and we have moved from going to public facilities with sauna to a private sauna in the house, and is spreading even the infrared.

Nudity
The sauna also for its function as a social and family interaction is designed to be practiced in complete nudity and promiscuous environments. In fact, in the original Finnish sauna the temperatures close to 100 degrees prevent the use of any garment or protection that would imply inter alia the risk of collapse. In countries usually at odds with the most original and deep spirit of this practice and in accordance with custom, to common decency and the laws, the saunas are mixed and it is not accepted completely naked access; the temperatures are lower so they can cover. In saunas handled with greater attention, however, it is prohibited to use the swimsuits for the risk of emissions of harmful substances, gaseous or less, from synthetic fibers of the same and of epidermal reactions; therefore they use to cover their towels or cotton robes.

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