The Finnish sauna is a substantial part of the Finnish culture. There are five million inhabitants and over two million saunas in Finland - an average of one per household. For Finnish people the sauna is a place for easing with friends and family, and a place for physical and mental relaxation. Finns think of saunas not as a luxury, but as a necessity. Before the rise of public health care and nursery facilities, almost all Finnish mothers gave birth in saunas.
Main advantages of the Finnish sauna:
- cleans and reinforce the organism
- provides remedial effects of sweating, known by ancient cultures
- lets you forget even the toughest work day
- brings the body to its natural balance
- reinforce the defensive forces, treats well the skin