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The Sauna Twins Podcast - Sauna specialists share their expertise on everything sauna to enjoy an authentic sauna experience and how to sauna properly.

Finnmark Sauna is the home of the finest quality Finnish-made, Finnish-designed sauna equipment in the UK. We specialise in the bespoke design and installation of authentic Finnish sauna, cabins, wood burning and electric sauna heaters, as well as sauna parts and accessories. Sauna Business of the Year.

Finnmark Sauna are the UK's sole official distributor of many world-leading Finnish sauna brands.

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The Sauna Twins Podcast - Sauna specialists share their expertise on everything sauna to enjoy an authentic sauna experience and how to sauna properly.

Finnmark Sauna is the home of the finest quality Finnish-made, Finnish-designed sauna equipment in the UK. We specialise in the bespoke design and installation of authentic Finnish sauna, cabins, wood burning and electric sauna heaters, as well as sauna parts and accessories. Sauna Business of the Year.

Finnmark Sauna are the UK's sole official distributor of many world-leading Finnish sauna brands.

    The Sauna Twins Podcast - Episode #10 Nikita Miltiadou (Blue Mountains Sauna) | Finnmark Sauna

    The Sauna Twins Podcast - Episode #10 Nikita Miltiadou (Blue Mountains Sauna) | Finnmark Sauna

    Welcome to episode 10 of the Sauna Twins Podcast! In this wide-ranging conversation we are joined by a special guest all the way from Australia, Nikita Miltiadou from Blue Mountains Sauna. Nikita is approaching the end of an exciting expedition to experience as many different types of saunas across Europe as possible, with the goal of finding out how quirky, authentic and modernised sauna can be. Nikita is the co-founder of Blue Mountains Sauna in Leura, a town in New South Wales about 1.5 hours drive from Sydney.

    Nikita shares the story behind Blue Mountains Sauna and their vision, attributing credit to his partner Inga Sommerfeld, who is half Russian, half German. Having grown up accustomed to the sauna culture, she was surprised at how hard it was to find a proper one in Australia. The idea for creating a Finnish-style public sauna came from her yearning for a traditional, European sauna experience. Blue Mountains Sauna was founded in 2022 and together with the team, they are on a mission to “spread the good heat.”

    Nikita made a detour at Finnmark towards the end of his sauna pilgrimage to chat about the places he’s visited, most memorable “löylys,” how a public Finnish sauna found its way to the Australian mountains, sauna hats, heating methods, how sauna culture has spread across the world and is finding its footing in different countries, the global influx towards public saunas post COVID-19 and much more.



    You can find Blue Mountains Sauna on their official website at

    https://www.bmsauna.com.au/ and follow Nikita and the team on Instagram @bmsauna



    As promised on the topic of the efficiency of heat pumps vs gas boilers, below are a few links for those whose interest this sparked:

    - Heatable.co.uk

    - iheat.co.uk

    - Greenmatch.co.uk

    - Heat-pumps.org.uk



    Finnmark Sauna are the UK’s authentic sauna specialists. We understand the range of nuances to sauna bathing and sauna cultures in Finland, the Baltic region and across Europe, and pride ourselves for being the experts in the field. We specialise in bespoke sauna installations, modular sauna cabins and sauna equipment to ensure the best possible sauna experience tailored to your specific needs.



    https://finnmarksauna.com



    The Sauna Twins Podcast – Sauna specialists share their expertise on everything sauna; how to enjoy an authentic experience and sauna the right way.



    Saunas Mentioned (in no specific order):

    - Monte-mare, Tegernsee, Tergernsee, Germany

    - Tahvelan Huvila Sauna, Tahmela, Tampere, Finland

    - Kotiharjun Sauna, Helsinki, Finland

    - Kulttuurisauna, Helsinki, Finland

    - Therme Erding, Munich, Germany

    - Müllersches Volksbad, Munich, Germany

    - Beach Box Brighton, Brighton, UK



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    #bluemountainssauna #badstu #bastu #saunaexperience #saunaritual #aufgussauna #saunahat

    #floatingsauna #whisk #saunawhisk #loyly #uksaunaculture #uksauna #saunatime #yurtsauna

    #saunahut #saunaculture #bluemountains #spreadthegoodsteam #finnmarksauna #coldplunge

    #saunahealthbenefits


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    • 59 min
    The Sauna Twins Podcast - Episode #9: Emma O’Kelly (Author of “Sauna- The Power of Deep Heat.") | Finnmark Sauna

    The Sauna Twins Podcast - Episode #9: Emma O’Kelly (Author of “Sauna- The Power of Deep Heat.") | Finnmark Sauna

    Join us on this episode for an enlightening conversation with Emma O’Kelly, a seasoned freelance journalist, esteemed contributing editor at Wallpaper* magazine, and the brilliant mind behind the captivating book, “Sauna: The Power of Deep Heat.” The book is a beautifully illustrated guide to the world of sauna. It blends tradition and modernity, seamlessly integrating the importance of community, well-being, and the natural elements that lie at the heart of the age-old sauna tradition.  

     

    Emma tells us how the idea for the book was born and how she met photographer Maija Astikainen to collaborate with. She talks about the different sauna experiences they had whilst traveling together across 11 countries, and what it was like to do research for the book. We discuss the new wave of sauna culture spreading across the UK, the history behind the tradition and how it can benefit us both mentally and physically by providing a space of relaxation and connection to nature. This episode celebrates the sauna experience and the power of deep heat.  

     

    You can find Emma's on her personal site: https://emmaokelly.co.uk


     

    You can follow her on Instagram under the handle: @emmaokelly10 

     

    This conversation is for anyone interested in the sauna movement, rituals, history, how it has evolved and continues to reach more and more people around the world. Join us to learn about the physical and mental health benefits this technology-free, heated space offers.  

     

    Brought to you by Finnmark Sauna  

    Authentic Sauna Experiences  

     

    https://www.finnmarksauna.com  

     

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    • 58 min
    The Sauna Twins Podcast - Episode #8: Liz Watson (Beach Box Spa) | Finnmark Sauna

    The Sauna Twins Podcast - Episode #8: Liz Watson (Beach Box Spa) | Finnmark Sauna

    In this episode of The Sauna Twins Podcast, we chat with Liz Watson, one of the founders of Beach Box Spa in Brighton. Liz shares her story of how she got started in the sauna business, the perks and challenges of operating a sauna commercially at the seaside, and her love for the sauna experience. We also talk about Beach Box Spa's current offerings and the plans for the future.

    Beach Box Spa is an independent public sauna that was a trail-blazer in the beach based public sauna scene. They offer a variety of sauna experiences, including guided sauna rituals in traditional Finnish saunas. They also have a plunge pool and a sun terrace to maximise relaxation and further enhance the complete experience!

    Liz is a passionate advocate for both Sauna and Brighton, her home. She has managed to combine the two in a way that is mutually beneficial
    through Beach Box Spa. Bathers can enjoy the health benefits and relaxation that Saunas have to offer, in all seasons and all weathers set to the beautiful backdrop of Brighton's sea-front and all of its rich bathing history.

    If you're interested in learning more about Beach Box Spa or the benefits of saunas, be sure to listen to this episode of The Sauna Twins Podcast!



    Learn more about Beach Box Spa:

    https://beachboxspa.co.uk/


    Brought to you by Finnmark Sauna

    Authentic Sauna Experiences

    https://www.finnmarksauna.com



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    #aufguss

    #saunalove

    #saunalife

    #saunatime

    #wellness

    #health

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    #relaxation

    #stressrelief

    #detox

    #immuneboost

    #mindfulness

    #meditation

    #selfcare

    #spa

    #beach

    #brighton

    #podcast

    #entrepreneur

    #business

    #womeninbusiness

    #femalefounder




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    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Sauna Twins Podcast - Episode #7: Deborah Carr (Aufguss Lead for Team UK & Founder of Anada Spa) | Finnmark Sauna

    The Sauna Twins Podcast - Episode #7: Deborah Carr (Aufguss Lead for Team UK & Founder of Anada Spa) | Finnmark Sauna

    In this episode of The Sauna Twins Podcast, we're joined by Deborah Carr, the Aufguss Lead in Team UK at this year's Aufguss championships. Deborah is also the founder of Anada Spa, a UK spa and wellness brand that embraces the well-being benefits of nature and the outdoors in their treatments.

    We chat with Deborah about her journey into the world of Aufguss, the benefits of sauna and steam, and how Anada Spa is helping people to connect with nature and their own sense of well-being.

    We also discuss the upcoming Aufguss championships, what it takes to be a successful Aufguss performer, and what UK based Spas can learn about diversifying their under utilised sauna facilities by offering more curated Aufguss experiences.

    If you're interested in learning more about Aufguss, sauna, or Anada Spa, then this episode is for you!

    Learn more about Anada Spa:
    https://anada.co.uk/

    Infromation on the team representing the UK at the World Aufguss Championships:
    https://www.britishsaunasociety.org.u...

    Brought to you by Finnmark Sauna
    Authentic Sauna Experiences
    https://www.finnmarksauna.com



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    • 51 min
    The Sauna Twins Podcast - Episode #6 Mikkel Aaland (Author of 'Sweat') | Finnmark Sauna

    The Sauna Twins Podcast - Episode #6 Mikkel Aaland (Author of 'Sweat') | Finnmark Sauna

    Sauna Twins Podcast
    Episode #6 Mikkel Aaland, Author of 'Sweat' and champion of Sauna Aid!

    In this the latest Sauna Twins podcast instalment, we are blessed to be joined by "the Godfather" of sweat bathing, Mikkel Aaland. Mikkel essentially 'wrote the book' on sweat bathing culture and community bathing culture as it grew to it's first real peak in the 70's. In this episode we discuss sweat bathing cultures from around the world, what happened to this community bathing revolution following the Aids epidemic, and how it now experiences an even greater renaissance!

    Mikkel explains how his pioneering book 'Sweat - The Illustrated History and Description of the Finnish Sauna, Russian Bania, Islamic Hammam, Japanese Mushi-Buro, Mexican Temescal, and American Indian & Eskimo Sweatlodge' was one of the first pieces of writing to bring together the oral traditions of sweat bathing from across the world and put this into writing. He also teases at his new TV series "The Perfect Sweat" which recently completed filming and will hopefully soon be published. I this documentary series, Mikkel explores these sweat bathing experiences from across the world, from Finnish Sauna to Russian Banya, Turkish Hammam to Japanese Onsen, native American sweat lodges and Central American Temezcal.

    Mikkel is also a driving force behind Sauna Aid, a charity designed to help deprived communities access community bathing facilities. We ask the questions of what this is and how it works, as well as understanding how this is supporting communities across the world. Following the podcast we made a donation to Sauna Aid to help support this excellent cause, and you can too here:

    Mikkel's personal site:
    https://www.mikkelaaland.com/

    Information on Sweat:
    https://www.mikkelaaland.com/sweat.html

    Learn more about Sauna Aid:
    https://sauna-aid.com/

    Donate to Sauna Aid!:
    https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted...

    So whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, this episode is packed with valuable information about sauna bathing. Join us as we explore the many benefits of this ancient practice and learn how you can incorporate it into your own wellness routine.

    Brought to you by Finnmark Sauna
    Authentic Sauna Experiences
    https://www.finnmarksauna.com




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    • 49 min
    The Sauna Twins Podcast - Episode #5 Charlie Duckworth (Community Sauna Baths) | Finnmark Sauna

    The Sauna Twins Podcast - Episode #5 Charlie Duckworth (Community Sauna Baths) | Finnmark Sauna

    Sauna Twins Podcast
    Episode #5 Charlie Duckworth, Director at the Community Sauna Baths in Hackney Wick and lifetime sauna enthusiast!

    In this podcast, we talk to Charlie Duckworth, one of the directors of Community Sauna Baths, about how he got involved with this project, how it grew to such a success, and what's next for the baths. We also discuss the benefits of sauna bathing for health and wellness, and how Community Sauna Baths is helping to make saunas more accessible to everyone.

    Whether you're a seasoned sauna enthusiast or you're just curious about the benefits of sauna bathing, this podcast is for you. We'll explore the history of saunas, the science behind their health benefits, and the future of this holistic wellness movement.

    Watch or listen to this podcast to learn more about the Community Sauna Baths project and how you can get involved. You can also visit their website at www.community-sauna.co.uk to learn more about their amazing work.

    Brought to you by Finnmark Sauna
    Authentic Sauna Experiences
    https://www.finnmarksauna.com

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    #mindbodyconnection

    #charlieduckworth

    #communitysaunabaths




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    • 1 hr 6 min

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favorite sauna podcast

Love their psych on sauna. Great episodes. Solid info on the mechanics and the spirit of sauna I just wish their was more content.

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It’s hard to find good information on Sauna, here it is! Hopefully they do more episodes.

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