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Modern Finnish Culture Integrates Saunas Into Their Daily Lives
- Feb 14, 2019 -

From our early ancestors, saunas were used. These saunas were called sweathouses of various Native American tribes and played an indispensable role in culture. Traditionally, the facades of these huts are east-facing and deviate from the sun, although the direction can be changed according to the needs of the hotel. The structure itself is based on the highest respect for the natural environment and is located in areas where communication with the spiritual realm will be increased.

The oldest Finnish sauna houses are actually pits dug on sloping ground. A fire pit is placed in these caves, like shelters, where rocks are heated for hours. By throwing water on these hot rocks, steam is generated, which raises the temperature of adjacent areas.

Our ancestors were honored for their ability to clean their bodies, bring healing, and achieve a higher state of consciousness. Many ancient traditions require people to take part in a day's fasting before the ceremony in order to further promote the detoxification of the body. These ceremonies also use products to increase spiritual love.

In modern times, many cultures enjoy the benefits of sauna every day. In Korea, day spas, including wet and dry saunas, are an integral part of culture. In Iran, it is customary for every swimming pool to have a steam room and a cold water bath to tighten the skin after a sauna bath. Many European countries use saunas in their daily lives, and as more and more people understand their various health benefits, the popularity of sauna equipment in North America is also increasing.

Modern Finnish culture incorporates these saunas into their daily lives. Finnish citizens need a sauna steamed once a week on average. The Industrial Revolution brought about the use of saunas heated by wood stoves and chimneys. These may raise the temperature to near boiling, so great care must be taken to avoid serious health risks.



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