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Secrets of Finnish Sauna Design

Secrets of Finnish Sauna Design

by Lassi A. Liikkanen About the Book Recent studies have established Finnish sauna bathing as a source of numerous health benefits. To enjoy the long-term effects, as well as immediate gratification from sauna bathing, one needs a proper Finnish sauna. For the first...

Without the Banya We Would Perish: A History of the Russian Bathhouse

Without the Banya We Would Perish: A History of the Russian Bathhouse

by Ethan Pollock In the parilka, the wooden steam room at the heart of every Russian banya, a stove heats a pile of stones. When the stones are red-hot, water is thrown onto them, raising billows of light steam. Reclining or standing on wooden benches, bathers sweat...

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