“Turns out that sitting in a hot room and sweating profusely is really good for you—like lower-your-risk-of-stroke good. But that’s not the sauna’s only appeal. There’s some deep human need that it satisfies. What is that exactly?” Read more from GQ.
Sunset Magazine’s 12 Extra-Special Experience Gift Ideas for the Holidays. Avoid the clutter of yet more stuff and give the gift of indelible experiences this year. Know someone who could use a day of relaxation? Treat them to a day at Löyly in Portland, where Scandinavian influences and modern, sleek design make the vibe ultra-serene. … Read More
An urban oasis of wood and tile, Loyly (Finnish for “steam”) is a sauna and gathering spot in the best traditions of Scandinavia. Modest benches and nooks allow for a restful stay, but the regulars know that straightforward steaming is the main draw. Loyly has pampering perks, too: facials and treatments with woodsy ingredients like … Read More
Saunas Might Actually Be Really Good For You—Here’s Why Improved immunity, better mental health, pain relief and more.
From Longevity Magazine: “I have been using saunas for as long as I can remember – whether it is at the gym, in a spa, in a hotel while traveling or even during a hot yoga class. Saunas are not a new phenomenon, and their use has been well documented over time across many cultures, … Read More
The last couple of years have brought numerous articles on sauna and health. Who knew that sweating in a hot wooden box is not only relaxing but can help with immunity, depression, brain health and more? Here is a round-up of the recent findings that have us heading to the hot box this Fall. First, … Read More
It’s Spring and time to get rid of the Winter sludge. Let’s detox! What does this mean, exactly? One of our most frequently asked questions year-round is: Will sauna cleanse me of my toxins? Can I go hard and party all weekend / season and be absolved by a visit to the sauna? The benefits … Read More
It’s been a long, cold New Year so far here in Oregon and it’s only January 12th. Not only have we had more snow and ice than we’re used to, but for many of us the political climate is upsetting, leaving us feeling chilled and uncertain about the future. It’s difficult to know where to … Read More
What is your sauna routine and how does sauna improve your life? I come once a month, although twice would be ideal. My routine begins with the anticipation of the visit! The excitement builds the day following my visit until I return the next month. My day begins with an all-over yoga workout, lunch, shower, … Read More
Why do seasonal transitions feel so difficult sometimes? As we head from the glory of Summer to the more subdued season of Autumn, it all feels a little abrupt. Just yesterday I was plunging into cold rivers and now I don’t want to leave the warmth of the bathtub. While this change in season and temperature … Read More