One benefit of the traditional sauna is the option of adding steam to the mix. When water is poured on the hot rocks of the stove you are immersed in a cloud of heated water vapor. For most sauna enthusiasts this is actually the heart and soul of the sauna experience.”

Sauna Enthusiasts

We recently asked our Facebook followers to share their sauna bathing advice for novice sauna users, people who are interested in the physical, mental, and social benefits of traditional sauna use but who are generally unfamiliar with the process. Their advice often goes hand in hand with our recommended sauna procedure.

Step 1: Turn on the Heater

Get that thing going. A general rule of thumb for our heaters is that they’ll get the room up to 165F in about 30 minutes and 190F in less than an hour. But if you’re a novice sauna bather, you might want to start out around 150F and work your way up.

James advises beginners to “adjust the temperature to suit your mood. Sometimes, it’s a mellow 150. Sometimes, you gotta crank it up to 194! Mostly somewhere in the middle.”…


Read more: https://almostheaven.com/2015/05/8-steps-to-a-satisfying-sauna-bath/

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