WE LOVE SAUNA

The sauna is the heart of our facilities. Löyly is the Finnish word for the steam that envelopes you when water is thrown on the hot sauna rocks. This steam is essential to the sauna experience, its soft heat warming the body and relaxing the mind. In the Finnish tradition, a sauna is a place where everyone is equal and you “leave your worries with your shoes.”

This is the philosophy on which our business is built. Sauna Culture is about the simple joy of communal sauna, a shared place to cleanse, relax, and emerge, ready for the world again. We believe in better living through radiance, that the warm after-glow of a sauna session should be a regular part of life.

Keep in mind:

  • Please respect the open-space and sound carrying design of our buildings and keep your voice at a low level, especially when visiting with friends. There are solo guests here to relax as well.
  • We do not tolerate any of the following behavior: Racism, sexism, classism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, ageism, or sizeism.
  • Public displays of affection and sexual behavior of any kind is not allowed in our facilities including behavior towards staff or other guests that may be construed as sexual attention. Löyly is not the place for this.

HOW TO SAUNA

A step-by-step procedure. With Illustrations.

In addition to washing off the dust and cares of the day, please take the time to wash away any trace of perfume or lotion before entering the sauna. Please refrain from using heavily perfumed hair conditioners or any products that could soil the sauna benches.

Bring your Pefletti to sit on and your towel or robe to wear in between sauna sessions. Hang your extra towel or robe on your numbered hook before entering the sauna.

It is polite to ask the other sauna bathers, either when entering or leaving the sauna, if they would like to have more water thrown on the sauna rocks. Our sauna water is lightly-scented with a mixture of oils: a smoky-smelling birch tar, spruce and eucalyptus blend.

Stay in the sauna for as long as is comfortable, often 10-20 minutes. When you are ready to leave, bring your Pefletti with you. Keep your towel with you or on your numbered hook so that everyone can enjoy the cooling benches in-between sauna rounds.

We recommend a rinse off in cold water. Then take your time relaxing in the lounge. A good guide to follow is to cool off for as long as you heated up. Drink plenty of water. We have tea, kombucha, coconut water and sparkling water for purchase, as well as light snacks. An average series of sessions is 3 times heating and cooling.

You should feel relaxed and refreshed after your sauna. The word that best describes the feeling after a sauna session is recreated.

SAUNA IN THE NEWS

Why Saunas Are Ridiculously Good for You – TIME MAGAZINE

I Stripped Down With Strangers for a Real Finnish Sauna Experience — Here’s Why You Should Too  – TRAVEL + LEISURE

Saunas Might Actually Be Really Good For You—Here’s Why – WOMEN’S HEALTH

Saunas Are A Hot Trend, And They Might Even Help Your Health – NPR

Saunas May Reduce Stroke Risk – THE NEW YORK TIMES