In examining the history of saunas, the Finnish sauna comes to the forefront – with a long and rich history and heritage. In fact, having an understanding of the culture and traditions of the Finns can actually add to the personal enjoyment of the sauna experience.
The original Finnish word “sauna” actually means a bath or bathhouse, and today it’s in common use in the English language. The sauna is well entrenched in modern western lifestyles, but the history of saunas easily goes back a thousand years with the Finnish people. Continue reading