How does sauna work?
A visit to the sauna has a purifying and detoxifying effect.Through the high temperatures your body exudes impurities and pollutants by sweating. Heat relaxes the muscles and expands the vessels, which stimulates circulation. The rich variety of sauna infusions can stimulate body and mind in different ways. The interaction of hot and cold also helps strengthening your immune system.
How to use our saunas properly
- Please shower prior to using our saunas for hygienic reasons
- Please towel yourself thoroughly as wetness delays sweating
- While in the sauna we recommend a lying or sitting position with your legs pulled up. Therefore your body will be positioned in the same temperature level
- Shortly before leaving the sauna bring yourself in an upright position with dangling legs, preferably one level down
- For cooling down please step outside and take a cold shower afterwards. Start showering your feet first because this is the furthest distance to your heart. Stop when you start feeling cold.
- We recommend a warm foot bath afterwards
- Let your body rest for 15 minutes
- Do not use soap after a sauna session to protect your body from dehydrating
- Only drink water after the last sauna session to purify your body properly
Advice: Ideally you use the sauna once a week for two sauna sessions. For the first session you can calculate 8-13 minutes, the second one should last a maximum of 15 minutes.
Finnish hut sauna
Enjoy yourself at 87° to 90° C at our Finnish hut sauna with seasonal sauna infusions.
Have a great view from our rooftop terrace overlooking the river Havel. Sauna experts feel comfortable in the blockhouse sauna at about 90° C.
If you are a little heat-sensitive, the Bio sauna offers with 56° to 60° C the perfekt start for you.
Play of colors in the steam bath.
Sensitive physical experience at 45° C underneath the stars.
Enjoy the play of colours and relax.
Our new adventure sauna offers some interesting highlights. From 8:30 a.m. on, an automatic infusion oven carries out hourly infusions on its own. The last infusion will start at 9:30 pm. An illuminated salt stone and our changing colour play have a regenerating and beneficial effect on your body and soul. Temperatures range from 80° to 100° C and the humidity level ranges from 10 to 30 %.
Soon we will give you further information on our sauna specials, which will take place in the adventure sauna on a regular base.
After an intensive visit at the sauna, it is the best for your body to visit the Ice igloo. The tough cold of about 2° to 5° C strengthens your immune system, tightens the connective tissue and enhances the spirit.
Our adventure infusions change every hour.
A fruity, sweet scent improves your mood and stimulates your senses. Sour lemon aromas have an enlivening effect. Salty peelings ensure a soft skin.
When should you not have a sauna?
- In case of acute asthma
- In case of rheumatism, except outside of inflammation period
- In case of kidney problems
- In case of cardiac insufficiency
- In case of inflammation of the internal organs, vessels or the skin
- In case of venous disorders or varicose veins
- In case of a common cold
Wellness with long tradition
Already thousands of years ago people made use of so called sweating caves, which they heated with hot stones. Sweat bathing apparently made its way into Europe from Eastern Asia. In North America remnants of sweating tents and evidence of sweating rituals were discovered by archaeologists, dating back to times before the discovery of Christopher Columbus. Sweat bathing was also known in the Greco-Roman antiquity. Ancient Rome had two different sauna types: the laconicum and the sudatorium.
In the laconicum a coal basin in the centre of the room created hot, dry air, whereas the domed sudatorium got its heat from a moderate underfloor heater. A visit to the frigidarium to cool off afterwards completed the rite.
After the downfall of the Roman Empire, the bathing continued in the Orient. In the Western world sauna practices were slowly forgotten since the clergy disapproved of them due to the spread of infectious diseases, unsanitary circumstances and semi-nude conditions. Only in Finland and Northern Russia the sweat bathing rite lived on.
Eventually saunas regained their popularity in Germany after World War II and are now a highly popular means of relaxation and rest for the body.