The sauna can get up to 80/90 degrees so we recommend only spending as long in the heat as you feel comfortable, for most people this will be between 5-10mins.
A bucket and a ladle are on hand to drizzle water on the sauna stones to increase the humidity / steam – the all-important Finnish “Löyly”!
Once you get hot enough, head outside and cool down either under the cold shower or bucket shower and rest outdoors on the deck until you feel ready to head back into the heat – and repeat!
The sauna is heated by a traditional wood-burning sauna stove which is topped with volcanic sauna rocks.
The sauna seats up to 4 people at a time comfortably and up to 5 people at a time cosily!
It has two tiered benches (lower for a more relaxing heat and higher for a more intense heat.) A smoked glass entrance provides privacy and a subtle view of the surroundings once in the sauna.
Changing rooms are on site.
A cold-shower facility/ water buckets are provided for cooling down after heat sessions.
We also have outdoor seating for relaxing in between heat/cold sessions.
A sauna assistant will be on hand to give a brief introduction on how to use the sauna, to manage the fire/stove and to answer any questions.
Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled session time to for a brief introduction on how to use the sauna and to get changed.
Swimwear, two towels (one for sitting on and one for drying off after) a water bottle (you’ll want plenty of water to rehydrate. We have drinking water on site to refill), optional; flip flops or crocs.
Unfortunately children under the age of 16 are not permitted to use the sauna.
An adult guardian must accompany anyone age 16-18 years old on a 1:1 ratio.
We operate an enhanced cleaning system; the sauna is thoroughly cleansed with eco-friendly covid-safe products in between each session. A full deep clean will be given at the end of the last session. The sauna itself is fully ventilated.
We are committed to being as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible by only using locally sourced kiln-dried wood for the sauna stove (kiln dried produces less smoke) we use rechargeable LED lighting, and will only partner with companies that have the same environmental and ethical values as us wherever possible.
You can leave your belongings in the changing room, an attendant will be around at all times but items are left at your own risk.
We offer a full refund or full credit to rebook your session up to 5 days before your booking.
If you need to cancel within 48 hours we can offer full credit to rebook. Rescheduled bookings will need to be organised within 3 months of the postponement date to avoid losing the booking.
If the main person who made the booking can please let us know as soon as possible if you need to change or cancel your booking at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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