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Catta's Blog: Sauna
Catta's Blog: April 2009
Since I mentioned smoke sauna in my last blog I thought I have to share our sauna with you. As a Finn it is very difficult for me to live without this great invention, luckily for me Stefan likes the sauna just as much as me. This is our sauna; Not very big but perfect size for two. I think we have even manage to fit 5 persons in there so not too bad :-D It is an electric heated sauna so the heat is quite dry but it is ok...It is difficult to create the same athmosphere as in a wooden heated sauna though. Also the wooden heated sauna gives a much more even heat and much more humidity, which is what the sauna is all about. After a long day the sauna is the best place for relaxing, to make it more luxurious it is easy to add some candles, foot bath and some oil scent and it is just as good as any spa. The smoke sauna is more difficult to find. A smoke sauna has to have a kiuas, oven, made solely of stones; To get the best smoke sauna you heat the oven for about 4-5-hours before even entering. In a real smoke sauna there is not either a chimney, only a hole in the roof or the wall, so it gets smokey inside, therefore the name. That is also why it is usually black inside a smokesauna; It can be a bit difficult to breath because of all the smoke but you will be fine as long as you do not start couhing. If you start you can't stop. A smokesauna from the outside; This is one of the smoke saunas I have been in; The little pool in the front you can sit in and relax after the sauna, you can also make it bubble, like a bubble pool. Like this; There is so many different sort of saunas, me and Stefan tried a infrared heating sauna in Estonia...it was different, but not very enjoyable. Also in most swimminghalls you can find a turkish sauna with the smell of eucalyptus. Some people think, the more heat the better, when it is acctually much better to keep the heat at a reasonable level and go out several times in between to have a shower or get some fresh air. In the summer it is perfect to go swimming in the sea or the lake after sauna. Some crazy people do it also in the winter, if you dare it does feel very good afterwards. Do you like sauna?