Pool and Sauna - Guest House
Swimming Pool, Woodfired Sauna & BBQ Area (Guest House)
Right behind the Guest house is our inground swimming pool with a traditional wood-fired Finnish Sauna next to it .There is a wood fired barbecue in the pool area and table with chairs. Firewood is supplied and we will be delighted to light the sauna for you.
Fencing and safety gates are council approved to keep children out if you so wish, but tucked away behind lush greenery and palms. The BBQ and an outdoor sitting area are also within this beautifully landscaped paradise.
According to Finnish tradition, the sauna is a dry sauna (no steam) which is best taken at 93 degrees (centigrade). Some useful tips for using the sauna:
- drink lots of water starting 1 hour beforehand. Drinking while in the sauna can make you nauseous, and its best to be fully hydrated BEFORE you get in (93 C is pretty hot!).
- avoid drinking alcohol before and while in the sauna. You'll be losing heaps of fluid by sweating already, and alcohol speeds this up greatly. Don't want to look like a prune afterwards (or have a terrible hangover).
- take off any loose hanging metal jewelery, as it can heat up in the sauna and burn you.
- once you've jumped in the icy cold pool (in winter, lukewarm in summer), take a break and let yourself cool off a bit before getting back in. 5-10 minutes is normal.
Here's a little more about Finnish Sauna's:
The Finnish sauna is a substantial part of the Finnish culture. There are five million inhabitants and over two million saunas in Finland - an average of one per household. For Finnish people the sauna is a place for easing with friends and family, and a place for physical and mental relaxation. Finns think of saunas not as a luxury, but as a necessity. Before the rise of public health care and nursery facilities, almost all Finnish mothers gave birth in saunas.