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« on: September 10, 2018, 06:01:26 am »

It's a Steam Sauna.
So it must be Steamy, Ja?

I thought about "metaphysical" but settled on off-topic:

If you ever wondered how a traditional Finnish Sauna works, here are two snips from a webtoon to enlighten the uninitiated:

first, the tiny Finn in charge (with pointed ears) pours water on the rocks, creating humongous quantities of very hot healing steam,
andhe takes the birch bough soaked in the "healing waters" and beats the crap out of the patient participant

The tiny Finn keeps beating the patient until the nasty cold is driven from his body!





Yup that's how it works alright. Been there, Up in Minnesota. Hot rocks, starts out all warm and cozy.
Then they pour the water. First rush of steam seems hot  but nice, warm and soothing to aching muscles.
You can breath it in and it feels great in the lungs - sometimes they put herbs like mint in the water.

Second pouring, the steam is somehow hotter but it is still ok, and you can still breath, and the heat is really penetrating nicely.

On the Third pour it feels like the steam is starting to scald the skin! and you can't breath!
You find out that's what your towel is for, to try to breath through. ( always bring your towel! )

Then the crazy little old Finn takes those birch branches and whips all the bad juju out of you.
Your lucky if he only beats you on the back.

Then you actually finnish up by runing out and jumping into the nearby lake. If it's winter, you jump thru a hole in the ice.

The Little Crazy Finn told me it makes you healthy , drives out all the sickness, and makes you live forever.
I told him - "Oh No, Sir. It just kills off the all weak ones when they are  young."

yhs
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 05:07:15 pm »

Yes.  Bath is good. And after the heat in the snow swim well.
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Sorry for the errors, rudeness and stupidity. It's not me, this online translator. Really convenient?
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 10:33:52 am »

Yes.  Bath is good. And after the heat in the snow swim well.

Like Russian Banya

but only if you live through it!

yhs
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2018, 04:38:41 pm »

You have in the description - just a steam room. With steam and broom.

We believe that the Finnish sauna is with a minimum of steam, dry heat.

I already wanted to be indignant, for "theft of cultural heritage"  Wink, but decided to specify. It turns out that there is no fundamental difference. Finns are also using steam and whisks.

Well, the origin of the baths in common.

When you're hot after a steam room, you just do not feel the frost, the snow melts on you.
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