Yeah, what is Swedish sauna? Google defines it interestingly. In Sweden, the sauna is a heated room or building where you relax and sweat to gain health benefits. Saunas are in abundance all over Sweden where they are commonly known as ‘bastu‘.
Swedish saunas are generally heated by burning coals and firewood. Neighboring country, Finland is a really nice, cold tourist spot to visit private saunas. As a result of modern changes and improvements in industry, the sauna evolved to use an iron wood-stove, or kiuas, Finnish name.
Of course, a wood stove would have a chimney. Holy smokes! I prefer heating my house burning coal and the power of red gum firewood. It’s healthier, porous, and natural heating to get cozy and warmth in an enclosed environment.
What’s a Swedish sauna, anyway? Can we have such a privilege in our own home and county? Anytime? Of course. Why? Because Saunas ease up tensed muscles, relieve aching muscles and arthritic joints.
In the high coal heat in a sauna, something natural simultaneously happens. The immune system in the body releases endorphins. Our friendly life-saving natural neurochemicals in the brain that produce analgesic properties. No drugs, no fuss or no side-effects!
Body temperature rises from the heat of the coal-heated sauna. This causes blood vessels to dilate, therefore, blood circulation normalizes. That is why we can enjoy a proper Swedish sauna, — young and old.
The young Swedish climate change activist should have a lot of these proper rests and relaxation—of course, safely alone– after her long trip from around the world scaring fellow young teens out of their wits into believing that the world is gonna end in 11 years (last year, it was 12). And get a real Swedish sauna for her endorphins to be happy, beautiful and free.
On our retirement, my hubby and I, will try this one Swedish sauna out , in the U.S.A. !
Attribution and thanks. Photo: Smoke Sauna by https://www.flickr.com/people/19935963@N00 https://www.flickr.com/photos/timo_w2s/
Smoke Sauna. A traditional Finnish smoke sauna (savusauna) made out of logs. Is this climate-change friendly?
Woodfire is naturally healthier