Finnish Sauna

Relax muscles, soothe aches and pains and feel great.

Complement your yoga practice and body therapy with Finnish Sauna.

What is a Finnish Sauna?


The Finnish sauna is a substantial part of Finnish culture, where there are over three million saunas in – an average of one per household. For Finnish people the sauna is a place to relax with friends and family, and a place for physical and mental relaxation as well. Finns think of saunas not as a luxury, but as a necessity.

The earliest versions are believed to be from 7000 BC. They are found on the shores of Finland’s numerous lakes, in private apartments, corporate headquarters, at the Parliament House and even at the depth of 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) in Pyhäsalmi Mine. The sauna is an important part of the national identity and those who have the opportunity usually take a sauna at least once a week. The traditional sauna day is Saturday.

The room is typically warmed to 80–110°C. Water is thrown on the hot stones topping the kiuas, a special stove used to warm up the sauna. This produces great amounts of wet steam, known as löyly, increasing the moisture and the heat within the sauna.

finnish sauna
finnish sauna


A Finnish sauna helps with:

• Stress reduction
• Balance hormones
• Improve circulation and oxygenation
• Removes heavy metals & chemicals
• Protects your brain
• Flush toxins
• Help in weight loss
• Make the immune system stronger
• Induce a deeper sleep
• Helps clean the skin
• Make hair look great
• Help to recover from exercise
• Help you look younger

What to expect

• Heat up to 100 degrees celsius

• Steam – the amount of steam depends on how much water is thrown on the hot rocks.

• The body will and should sweat. It is important to be hydrated before entering the Finnish sauna. Private sessions include a bath towel to dry off afterwards.

How will you feel

Common experiences include:

“My muscles have released their tension.”

“My skin feels so soft and luxurious.”

“I felt relaxed and de-stressed!”

“I felt deep relaxation.”

Private Pricing

30 minutes $25

60 minutes $40

Finnish Sauna is available most days. Prices include a bath towel. Groups of up to 5 people can book a private session (must supply your own extra towels).

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Following another Wellness Service

In Ayurveda it is customary following a massage to sit in a ‘steam box’ or sauna to help the body absorb the oils and soften the muscle tissue further. This provides the most benefit from your treatment and also allows for more relaxation time.

30 minutes $20

Includes a bath towel.

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Before Class Public Session

Open 25 minutes before scheduled classes (April to September).

Coin donation into the lucky Phoenix Fountain.


No bookings.

The Donors who helped bring the Finnish sauna to Phoenix.

Carmel Young
Chris McKenna
Jo Patel
Karen Huntly
Teresa Soderlund
Kate Marshall
Ali Shields
Annalise Lawn
Cheryl Langford
Maree Grondin
Janice Flamer-Caldera

Peggy Kulhawec
Nicole Alexander
Bernie Finnerty
Yunhee Jang
Melody Carbarns
Kristy Lea
Shalini Veloosamy
Belinda Hancock
Lucy Farmer
Angie Loukas

Peter Baiguerra
Keran Murhpy
Nevenka Elvin
Wayne Elvin
Judy Wilson
Hattie Tarter
Keith Whitwell
Cyndi Bates
Mel Stagg
Caitlyn Smith

Christine Lewis
Archana Rajasekaran
Olivia Ilic
Shasti Ashton
Deanne Lawn
Emma Zheng