Why We Sauna
Saunas are considered a place of rest and recovery around the world.
We learnt pretty quickly that we enjoyed using the sauna, and the science backed up our experience that exposing our bodies to hormetic (mild) stress can produce a range of health benefits in the brain and body. When we enter a sauna our skin heats up, our core temperature rises and our circulation increases. This increase in our heart rate and circulation is similar to moderate exercise, which triggers the release of endorphins (one of our body’s “happy hormones” and natural pain relievers) and creates a “runner’s high”. Our muscles relax, our mood is boosted and we sleep deeper.
What we have learnt and experienced is that the more we use the sauna, the more pronounced the benefits are to health, happiness, and longevity.
The Sauna Experience
The saunas themselves are crafted with deep consideration of the natural environment. Dark on the outside with traditional natural wooden walls and seating inside, our saunas feature large picture windows to allow you to soak up the incredible views from within their warm and cosy interiors.
Designed to seat up to eight people, the saunas are built from Canadian cedar with British wool insulation and the wood fired stove heats traditional Estonian stones. Embracing the concept of warmth through wood both visually and physically, Wildhut use cedar grown in cold Canadian conditions because it creates the tight grain necessary to insulate and manage the heat and humidity of the sauna.