Saunaletter 5/2021

Dear ISA members and other saunalovers Something is happening during this summer even though Covid 19 is still causing trouble for the sauna industry and sauna goers. Especially the public saunas...

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Saunaletter 5/2021

Saunaletter 5/2021

Dear ISA members and other saunalovers Something is happening during this summer even though Covid 19 is still causing trouble for the sauna industry and sauna goers. Especially the public saunas are suffering in many places because of lockdowns etc. This time the...

5th World Wellness Weekend

5th World Wellness Weekend

5th Annual World Wellness Weekend
to boost Vitality, Serenity, Immunity & Solidarity September 18 & 19, 2021
in 130+ countries, 950 cities

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...

SAUNALETTER-1 2021

SAUNALETTER-1 2021

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...

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...

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