Placed in picturesque privacy, our wood-burning barrel sauna will set your relaxation mode into full-steam.

This is where nurture meets nature. 


 

The DIY style of this co-operative means you bring your own water & towels, start your own fires and be mindful to keep the sauna clean. The sauna fits 4 comfortably. Cost of booking a one hour session is $20 all in. There is a 15 minute buffer on either end so that you have time to start your own fire, heat up the sauna and do a little tidy and prep for the next guest. There are no staff on site to assist but we are happy to answer your questions once you book. More details follow once you click on the below ‘Book Now’ link.

 
Before Enlightenment chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment chop wood, carry water.
— Zen Proverb

 

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What are Sauna Health Benefits?

  • Stress and fatigue reduction. One of the sauna health benefits you can expect from frequent use of a sauna is a dramatic reduction of tension, stress, and tiredness. Many people feel more energized and more relaxed after a soothing sauna bath.

  • Helps eliminate toxins from the body. Heating the body’s tissues helps the body heal, much as a fever is the body’s own way of battling viruses.

  • Relaxation of muscles. Sitting in a sauna soothes and relaxes muscles, which is why a sauna feels so great after exercise.

  • Improvement of the circulation system.

  • Improves metabolism.

  • Helps you lose weight. Among the many sauna health benefits you can enjoy from your sauna, one of the most exciting benefits is the weight loss and great cardiovascular exercise a sauna can give you. Best of all, this weight loss and exercise os achieved with no stress on the muscles or body.

  • Releases the natural chemicals in your body that erase pain, helping you to combat pain, even arthritis pain. Many people find that one of the most exciting sauna health benefits is a temporary relief from even stubborn pain.

  • Improves skin. After a sauna, your skin will look rosy. Dull, lifeless skin becomes a thing of the past for many people who enjoy saunas.

  • Reduction of toxins and gentle boosting of the immune system. Many people who use a sauna regularly report that one of the sauna health benefits they enjoy is fewer colds and illnesses.

  • Provides a general well being. After a sauna, you will feel great. Invigorated and soothed, you will feel ready to face whatever life throws your way with new enthusiasm and vim.

SAUNA SAFETY

While most people think that the hotter the better, in fact, extreme temperatures are dangerous if not used with caution. That said, there are reasons that many people turn to the sauna in the name of wellness, and the tradition of sweating has been around for centuries. Sweating helps eliminate toxins from the body. Heating the body’s tissues helps the body heal, much as a fever is the body’s own way of battling viruses. Saunas also improve blood circulation and relieve muscle and joint pain.

10 rules of sauna safety

1)  Don’t stay in too long. 15 to 20 minutes at a time is generally considered the max, though other proponents say up to 30 minutes. The length of time the body can tolerate will vary from person to person. If you are sensitive to heat, start off with a short stay.

2)  Rest for at least ten minutes afterward. Let your body recuperate.

3)  Rehydrate. Drink plenty of water before and after. You may want to eat something salty afterward if you’ve sweat a lot.

4)  Consider the Buddy System. Going into the sauna with a friend or family member isn’t a bad idea so that if problems do occur, someone has your back. Besides, a sauna is a social affair.

5)  Cool down – there is a long Finnish tradition of going straight from the sauna into the snow. For a less extreme way to cool your body down, take a cold shower. This also removes any impurities that your body has eliminated and prevents their reabsorption.

6)  The heat of a sauna makes the heart work harder. Avoid the sauna if you have heart problems.

7)  Don’t go in right after a large meal or strenuous exercise.

8) Do not go into the sauna intoxicated. 

9)  Saunas can burn – too much time in the sauna at a too high temperature can lead to blistering. If your skin starts to sting, get out. The average sauna temperature is about 85°C though it can range anywhere between 60°C and 110°C.

10)  If you start to feel dizzy, nauseous or have a headache, leave immediately – there is no point in taxing the body to extremes – especially not in the name of wellness. Moderation is key.