Create you own wellness retreat -with the addition of a Home Sauna

Posted July 26, 2023

Stepping into the warmth of a sauna on a cold day is incredibly comforting to the senses, and even more luxurious, is not even having to leave the house to do so, with the installation of your very own home sauna.  

Sauna Culture History 

Saunas have been used for centuries throughout the world, and in many countries, sauna culture is an integral part of everyday life.  The exact origin of the Sauna is disputed, but many believe the Finnish people, have the edge, with the first recorded sauna in 1112 being a "hole in an embankment"!  In Japan, the traditional hot spring baths or "Onsens" share similarities with the concept of saunas.  However, Japan's  Onsen sauna culture was interestingly sparked,  by the Finnish athletes bringing their sauna equipment to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics,  and the blending of the Onsen and Finnish bathhouse cultures. 

Today, we are fortunate to not have to "bring your own shovel" or even travel outside our own homes to enjoy the many health benefits of a sauna. Home saunas can be as rustic, minimalist, bespoke, or luxurious, as your style, space, and budget desires.  The other wonderful thing about Saunas, is they are not discerning and work for most people. You can be a high-performance athlete or recreational weekend stroller, and still glean, all the health benefits from a regular, daily, or weekly sauna routine. 

How a sauna works 

A sauna creates an environment of high heat and low humidity, typically using a heat source ( sauna heater ) to warm the air. The primary goal of a sauna is to induce sweating, which offers many health benefits, including relaxation, improved blood circulation, and detoxification.

Where to start 

All we need to know is the size of your proposed sauna space and our team can walk you through the world-renowned EOS sauna heater, controller, and sauna accessories you need to complete your sauna room.  We also stock beautiful Scandinavian kiln-dried sauna wood, for the sauna walls, ceiling, and seating, all exclusively available from Coombes Aquatic Limited. We have experienced builders to complete your sauna installation or you are welcome to use your own building company.     

The Finished Sauna Space 

The above photo and project gallery pictures are from a recently completed residential sauna installation, by the client's talented building team. The heater is an EOS Thermat with EOS sauna accessories. The wood is Scandinavian kiln-dried Spruce on the walls and ceiling with Aspen seating. The clients love the fragrant wood aroma and the sauna's healing powers after a run or gym workout.         

Contact our team today if you would like to create your own sauna wellness space.