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Sauna Culture Around the World

People around the world have discovered the life-altering benefits of sauna bathing. We love saunas in America, but we’ve got a ways to go before we can count ourselves in the same category as sauna-loving Finland, who boast their own Finnish Sauna Society! In truth, sauna use is popular around the world. And as more people discover the relaxation and health benefits of saunas, home saunas will continue to gain in popularity. 

Sauna Culture Can Be Found Around the Globe

From America, where saunas have been the highlight of every day spa and wellness center for decades — and where in-home saunas are becoming increasingly common — to Turkey where men and women visit Hamams to enjoy a good sweat session and massage, sauna culture is thriving around the world. 

In Mexico, spas offer traditional-style sauna sessions, or you can visit a Mexican sweat lodge for an extreme sauna experience. Called a Temazcal, a Mexican sweat lodge involves high heat for a long time period. The goal is to clarify your mind and body in the ceremony that usually lasts a couple of hours. 

In Finland, in-home saunas are so common, Finns might be surprised to walk into your home and find you didn’t have a sauna. Sauna bathing has been a Finnish tradition for thousands of years and still today 99% of Finns take at least one sauna bath each week, according to In fact, “sauna” is actually a Finnish word. Finns believe that regular sauna bathing is the key to a long, healthy life. They’re not wrong! Studies have shown saunas have many health benefits, from boosting immunity to lowering Alzheimer’s risk to living longer.

Are you ready to tap into those amazing benefits yourself? Let us introduce you to a Finnleo® Sauna. We have a variety of sizes and styles to fit any room in your house. Or, we can order a custom-cut sauna to your specifications! Whichever you choose, you’ll be sure to have maximum comfort and health benefits — right in your very own home.