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The story behind saunas – JULY 2020

There is more to Sauna’s than you think!

Sauna comes from the country Finland and is the only Finnish word used in the English language. It is one of the most common comparisons used in Finland to describe desert hot conditions. Deeply rooted in Finnish society , the tradition of sauna stems from Finnish people’s closeness to nature, and the country’s forests and lakes and has remained unchanged throughout the centuries.

Even today, the sauna is at centre stage of all important events in life. Saunas are places for bathing and detoxing as well mas private spiritual purging and peaceful meditation . The saunas in Finnish are all made from Birch wood.

This image seen above is a sauna made at the Burning Man and is called The circle-shaped Steam of a Life Pavilion and is made using some Birch plywood.