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’ve built or 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.

Buying a Sauna

If you’re looking to buy an outdoor sauna, especially a barrel sauna, igloo pod sauna, or mobile sauna – we created a buyers portal with all the sauna builders we recommend.  We either know them personally, have bought from them, or know someone who has.

You’ll find everything on the market from hand-built barrel saunas like Keweenaw Saunas to inexpensive barrel sauna kits.  There’s also mobile sauna builders like Voyageur Saunas (Custom Mobile Saunas), and CasaDeSauna.

Recommended Sauna Books

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Sauna Communities

The Wood-Burning Sauna’ Facebook Page . This is currently the most active sauna community 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 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.

Sauna Culture

SaunaShare, by Sauna Marketplace is a sauna rental platform where you can find saunas available for hire or public sauna events nearby.

Warmth 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.

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.

The Art Of Sauna Building, available below.

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Sauna Videos and Podcasts

Check out out favorite videos and podcasts about sauna culture

SaunaTalk: Entertaining Podcast that takes place in different saunas from Finland, MN to Finland.

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

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.
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