International Sauna Association (ISA)
The International Sauna Association (ISA) is an association of national and other sauna societies, organisations and private people. It was founded in 1958 with the office in Germany . After 20 years quite slow activities it was reborn in 1977 in Helsinki Finland and the office was agreed to be in Helsinki.
The founding members were Austria , Germany , Finland and Japan and they are continuously members. Besides those there are 20 other members including all the important sauna countries. The President has been all these years from Finland.
ISA and its members shall pursue the goal of publicizing the sauna and promoting its use on a global scale by rallying supporters of sauna activities in different countries.
This goal is served e.g. by acceptance of the Definition of Sauna recorded in Aachen , Germany 1999 as well as promoting the scientific studies of the sauna from e.g. such viewpoints as social history, folklore, medicine and technology. A particular emphasis is given to the collection and compilation in archives of the results of such scientific studies as well as other written material on sauna.
Sauna – How to take a sauna bath?
Leave your clothes in the dressing room. Also remember to take off your eye glasses because the heath of the Sauna can damage them. Take off your watch also even if it is waterproof – you are here to relax, not to measure the time. You should also have a clean set of clothes to wear after the sauna. Take something to sit on, e.g. a small towel, into the sauna.
Dear members of ISA and other Saunalovers The new year has been starting with some bad news from the Covid19front. In many countries there are lockdowns of saunas etc. public placesand if not a lock down anyway the people do not want to come becausethey are afraid of...
Dear ISA Members and other Saunalovers The COVID19 is still on and in actual case becoming more serious a problem in many countries. Most of the events are cancelled and the only way to communicate is via net and net meetings. E.g. ISA has the next Board Meeting via...
Dear ISA Members and other Saunalovers The first Saunaletter 2019 is mainly having interesting links about different sauna related matters and events in 2019. The new Board of Directors started it four year term 01.01.2019. Please note that ISA Board Meeting is...
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Aufguss WM 2021 in Japanese Sauna magazine
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Regarding the sauna and the coronavirus
There is a lot of misleading information circulating on the subject of the sauna and the coronavirus. Here is a statement the International Sauna Association drafted. It has been reviewed by medical experts for accuracy.