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Being such an inseparable part of Finnish life, sauna is often seen by Finns as something rather usual or common. Yet for many foreign guests sauna is an exotic experience, which needs guidance and explanations. To make your sauna experience pleasant and close to the traditions, some essential points of the sauna culture are collected in this section.

What are the procedures associated with sauna bathing? Which health effects does sauna have? With or without a whisk? There are answers to these and many other questions, which first-time sauna bathers might have in mind.

Although there are some common practices, it is important to underlie the fact that above all sauna has to feel good. It is about own senses and about own comfort. Sauna is a perfect place for relaxation and meditation, it is a place where any restrictions or burdens have to be left behind.

Enjoy your sauna experience with this guide!