Sauna Resources

Welcome to the Sauna Resources section of Sauna Marketplace, where you’ll find a curated list of the tools, information, and websites we strongly recommend.  Note: we really hope that Sauna Marketplace is a useful tool for you.  Please help us by sharing this website with anyone who might be buying or selling a sauna.

Speaking of sharing saunas,  we will be launching more sauna tools in the near future, including a marketplace for sauna rentals.  If you are interested in working with us, or have ideas on how we can become more useful please let us know at [email protected]

In the meantime, enjoy the sauna resources below.  You must click on the categories you’re interested in to expand them.

Sauna Communities

The Wood-Burning Sauna’ Facebook Page . This is currently the most active (as of February 2019) and a great place to ask questions and talk with traditional sauna lovers.

/Sauna on Reddit – A growing community of mostly younger sauna enthusiasts and DIY builders.

SaunaForums – A nice but inactive (as of Feb 2019) active sauna old-school forum.

Sauna Information and Blogs

Sauna Times has tons of good information and amusing posts.  Glenn has built saunas for 25+ years and usually answers readers questions.The North American Sauna Society – Great resource about traditional Finnish sauna culture.  “Seeking to demonstrate and promote traditional Nordic Saunas Experience in the US and Canada.”

Finnish Sauna Essential Part 1 – Finnish Sauna Values, Practices and Respect

This article explains what Finnish sauna means for Finnish people, how they enjoy sauna and what Finnish saunas are made of. This story is about the sauna experience, sauna culture, holiness of sauna, and its contemporary function in the Finnish way of life. The next article introduces design and construction of different types of saunas in Finland.  You can find Part 2 here.

Sauna Digest – A new sauna blog from the creators of the Wood-burning sauna facebook page.

Sauna Companies and Builders – Our list of the sauna companies and resources.  If you’re a sauna company or builder with happy clients, contact us at [email protected]

Sauna Wellness

We’ve compiled the latest research for sauna health benefits here.

Sauna Report is Dr. Rhonda Patrick’s report on how sauna sessions can be used to increase growth hormone, muscular hypertrophy, endurance, and otherwise aid performance.  With all the junk science out there from people trying to sell you something, this is a refreshing and comprehensive review of where the science is.

Here we will highlight some of the coolest sauna ideas and concepts that are helping bring sauna culture into the 21st century.

Back in the summer we hired out our horse-box sauna to @katiebracher who ran it for a season at @brightonfringe to test how it might work on Brighton Beach. It was such a great location, complete with sea-dips between rounds. Now Katie has built her own horse-box sauna @beachboxbtn inspired by WARMTH + part of a growing network of independent saunas around the UK. #sauna #finnish #woodburning #saunatime #saunalife #löylyWarmth Sauna: Warmth is a public wood-burning sauna and performance space converted from a horse trailer! In addition to traditional sauna sessions, this tiny sauna has been used by sound artists, musicians, storytellers, live artists and featured art installations.   Located in Sheffield, England, it began as a mobile sauna at festivals for three years.  Warmth is now parked and a community-focused space.  Check out the podcast for more:

Build a Sauna From Scratch

Sauna Build: From Start To Finnish  – If you’re planning on building an outdoor sauna from scratch, we highly recommend the ebook from Glenn at SaunaTimes.  It’s well worth the $20 donation he’s asking for it.

Sauna Videos and Podcasts

Check out out favorite videos and podcasts about sauna culture

SaunaTalk: Entertaining Podcast that takes place in different saunas.

Sauna Talk is a show about the authentic sauna experience. Recorded (often) on the sauna bench, we talk with interesting guests about sauna including such aspects as building sauna, enjoying sauna, and health and wellness benefits to sauna. The rising sauna tide is lifting many boats and we look forward to some left turns that we hope to keep listeners on and off the more enjoyable and less trampled authentic sauna trail.

Sauna Documentary – Here’s a trailer for an upcoming documentary about backyard sauna culture in Canada.  Find out more about the project here.

Traditional Timber Construction: Here’s the traditional Finnish way of building a timber frame sauna out of local trees.

Saunas In The News

Why Saunas Are Ridiculously Good for You – TIME MAGAZINE

I Stripped Down With Strangers for a Real Finnish Sauna Experience — Here’s Why You Should Too  – TRAVEL + LEISURE

Saunas Might Actually Be Really Good For You—Here’s Why – WOMEN’S HEALTH

Saunas Are A Hot Trend, And They Might Even Help Your Health – NPR

Saunas May Reduce Stroke Risk – THE NEW YORK TIMES

In the annual Sauna Marathon, more than 700 people compete to win their own hot tub. Evidence suggests the exposure to extreme temperatures is good for our hearts.
The Sauna Marathon is less of an endurance sport, and more of a snowy winter party meant to warm the soul. It might be coming to the US next year.
Visiting a sauna several times a week can lower rates of heart disease and stroke.

Mobile saunas continue to pop up at Brooklyn bars

Recommend New Resources Here

We’re always looking for helpful, entertaining, and interesting resources.  Let us know if you have anything we should check out!

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