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Interbad 2021

Interbad 2021

Interbad 2021: Numerous opportunities for the industry despite corona   Boom in the wellness industry. Various business opportunities for exhibitors and private builders due to the trend towards "cocooning".   The preparations for interbad 2021, which will be held in...

Rolf Pieper is retiring

Rolf Pieper is retiring

The "Sauna Pilot" Rolf-A. Pieper goes off board and retires after 38 years work Rolf Andreas Pieper has been 38 years working for Deutscher Sauna-Bund and leaving now his job. But he is continuing e.G. With his dedicated work as board member in the International Sauna...

LONDON OLYMPIC SAUNA

LONDON OLYMPIC SAUNA

by Mika Meskanen from the British Sauna Society A historic sauna discovery in the UK? That's right! Only few people knew, that over 70 years ago the Finnish team brought a massive sauna bath house to the 1948 London Olympics. Originally installed in Richmond Park, it...

SAUNALETTER-5 2020

SAUNALETTER-5 2020

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...

Finnish Sauna Culture Added To The Unesco List

Finnish Sauna Culture Added To The Unesco List

Finland’s sauna culture inscribed on UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List Finland’s sauna culture was inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on 17. December 2020. The decision was made by an intergovernmental...

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...

BATHING PLACE AS PUBLIC SPACE: BODY, LANDSCAPE, ART

BATHING PLACE AS PUBLIC SPACE: BODY, LANDSCAPE, ART

Thursday November 26th 7-8:30pm EDT / 11-12:30pm Sydney / 4-5:30pm San Francisco / 9-10:30am Tokyo Bonnie Tsui, author of the 2020 book Why We Swim Josée-Ann Cloutier, international sauna researcher, creator of Steam Space Astrida Neimanis lecturer in Gender and...

SAUNALETTER 1 2019

SAUNALETTER 1 2019

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...

Sauna – how to take a sauna bath

Sauna – how to take a sauna bath

A Recommended Sauna Procedure NOTE: In some illustrations below the bathers are depicted sitting on bare wooden sauna platform. This is not recommended, but for hygienic reasons a cloth or similar should be used by each bather to sit on. Reserve enough time, at least...

SAUNALETTER-1 2020

SAUNALETTER-1 2020

Dear ISA Members and other saunalovers The New Sauna year has started with many  activities. And that is naturally nice. We want to  open in the future calendar which could show the different eventsorganised by the members as well as also other people/organisations...

SAUNALETTER 6 2019

SAUNALETTER 6 2019

Dear ISA members and other saunalovers Because there are so many things happening we make this extra Saunaletter in order to be able to distribute information to You. The company and member presntations we have been planning to this Saunaletter are published a littel...

SAUNALETTER 6B 2019

SAUNALETTER 6B 2019

Dear ISA Members and saunalovers Additional information to Saunaletter 6  Please note the new events listed here. Glenn Auerbach from US visited Finland. Here is his  interesting material....

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