Sauna bathing is not just sitting in a steam room. It’s not just sweating out toxins sitting in a cold bath. To put it simply, Finnish-style sauna bathing is the art of putting your body through two extremes—extreme heat, and extreme cold. But again, that’s putting it simply. Let’s break down what Finnish-style sauna bathing at The Sweat Shack really is.
There are two types of heat experiences at The Sweat Shack—a heat cabin, and a sauna.
The Kuuma Finnish Sauna experience is inspired by those in Finland. These saunas provide heat with regulated humidity through sprinkling essential oil-infused water over hot stones to create steam. There are also natural infrared benefits made 3x stronger than the rock and stone elements in the sauna.
The Urban Heat Cabin experience is similar, but allows you to enjoy the heat therapy at a lower temperature. If you want to achieve a detoxing effect, this is the option you may enjoy. The heat in these urban heat cabins is invisible, but penetrates the skin several layers below the surface!
At The Sweat Shack, the heat experience is also paired with chromotherapy—also known as color light therapy. This is not a standard in the Finnish sauna experience, but one the Shack has adopted for its incredible benefits. Professionals say LED color use can elevate your mood and soothe your mind.
Both heat experiences have incredible, lasting benefits and are good for the spirit, soul, and body.
Also called the Kÿlma Plunge, this is when you immerse yourself into a bath of 42-44 degree water.
In Finnish-style sauna bathing, the act of cold plunging is essential. It takes your body from the extreme heat in a sauna or heat cabin, and immediately immerses it into an extreme cold. Plunging for 3-7 minutes causes your heart rate to increase, your blood vessels to constrict, and your body to release adrenaline and endorphins—it gives you a mood boost!
Whether you’ve never heard of Finnish-style sauna bathing or you’re a sauna pro, there are so many benefits to the experience. The overall goal here at The Sweat Shack is to help you experience true health and restoration of your spirit, soul, and body. If you’re ready to step in, book your first session now.