Relax and release. Experience our spacious, inviting sauna, complete with 3 windows overlooking the surrounding forest, soft candlelight, and an inventive air circulation system allowing deep breathing in of the Eucalyptus-infused steam.
Once the sauna room reaches a therapeutic temperature of 160- 180ºF, you invited to settle into the soothing heat in the peaceful, natural environment offered here. Fresh mountain brook water is then ladled over the hot lava rocks, creating circulating therapeutic steam.
Throughout your session, fully experience the sauna in a customary way by pouring mountain brook water over your body, rinsing off the stress of the day.
Pass freely in and out of the sauna into the transition room for drinking water and healthy snacks, sit on the deck or take a dip in the nearby brook.
Traditional Sauna Experience
Finnish tradition suggests that the sauna space is sacred. The conversation stays light and loving with silence during the Loïyly; when the water streams on the rocks. Begin your cleanse by sitting in the heat and steam for 10-20 minutes. Once you feel your core body temperature rise, and your body will tell you when it is time, feel free to exit and rest in the transition room or outside, allowing your core temperature to decrease. Once you have allowed the heat to settle, return to the sauna. You repeat this process as many times as it feels right for you. For your final round, take a thorough rinse down/bath to complete your cleansing. Relax in the transition room until you become dry, cool, and grounded. Breathing. Smiling.
“Health Benefits of Sauna Bathing Outweigh Risks”
Samer Ellahham, MD, of the Washington Hospital Center (DC), Division of Cardiology and Minna L. Hannuksela, MD, of the Department of Internal Medicine and Biocenter Oulu, University of Oulu, Finland. Feb 2001 issue of the “American Journal of Medicine.
“For most healthy people, as well as for most patients with stable coronary heart disease, sauna bathing is well tolerated and safe. The physiological and hormonal changes that occur during sauna bathing are transient. Sauna bathing does not cause drying of the skin. The effects of hyperthermia on the pharmacokinetics of several orally administered drugs are minor. Sauna bathing does not lower fertility in men or women with uncomplicated pregnancies. Healthy children who are accustomed to sauna bathing tolerate it well. Sauna bathing has also been shown to be safe for most coronary patients with stable angina pectoris or prior myocardial infarction. The risks of myocardial infarction, coronary death and sudden death are lower during sauna bathing than during other daily activities.”
Sauna bathing may also tolerate therapeutic value. Some studies have suggested that regular sauna bathing may lower the blood pressure in patients with hypertension and increase the left ventricular ejection fraction in patients with chronic heart failure. Sauna bathing may also improve lung function in patients with obstructive pulmonary disease and alleviate pain in patients with rheumatic disease. Although sweating may increase itching in patients with atopic dermatitis, patients with psoriasis may experience some relief. Larger randomized studies are needed to establish the clinical relevance of these findings.