In a recent article, we talked about what a sauna is and the forms of bathing and benefits it can provide. In this blog, we would like to discuss what building a sauna and wellness area should involve.
A perfect sauna facility will involve further spaces than just the sauna cabin itself. First, a pre-bathing room or area with a shower and perhaps a foot warming pool should be considered for proper preparation to sauna bathing. Cleansing your body and warming your core temperature before using a sauna will help to enhance the experience.
The perfect sauna should also include an open area zone in which sauna bathers can circulate before and after use. This could be an outdoor space where one could cool down in the open air, while subsequent cooling areas should offer various types of showers such as a deluge or a bucket shower for more exhilarating options for cooling down. In addition, a hand shower or warm water foot bath should be considered, while at rest area worthy of the name should always be allowed for.
Public spa or wellness facilities often also offer massage rooms and a variety of sauna cabins; One hotter and drier; another cooler and more humid, and perhaps a third with special aromatic features or light therapy effects.
With a home sauna arrangement, a pre-bathing room, wooden sauna room, a cooling area and relaxation space are often unlikely or impractical. Therefore a sauna cabin with a pre-bathing area or cooling area can be combined with some of the more common areas of the home and should be adequate for the purpose. Good ventilation is of course a must and should be considered when designing any type of thermal spas.
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