Blue Mountains Sauna facility was inspired by traditional Finnish bathing culture and they’re on a mission to spread the good heat and introduce traditional Finnish sauna culture to Australia. They offer a communal facility where visitors can recover, recharge, and reconnect with themselves and others.
After growing up in northern Europe, where saunas are a normal part of everyday life, Inga and her Australian husband Nikita, immediately noticed Australia lacked any traditional sauna culture. To change that, they decided to launch Blue Mountains Sauna to provide a space where people can come and enjoy a quality, traditional Finnish sauna at an affordable price for regular visits.
Unique to Australia, Blue Mountains Sauna allows visitors to truly experience ‘Löyly,’ a cloud of steam that comes from pouring water over hot rocks, which is considered an honour in traditional sauna culture. After visitors have had their dose of heat, they can then immerse themselves in an ice-cold plunge and recover by an indoor wood fire or outdoor fire pit with a cup of tea.
If visitors want to take their traditional experience to the next level they are also invited to lay in the snow between their sessions during the winter months. They call this repetitive process ‘Sit, Sweat, Chill Repeat,’ and visitors can do it up to four times during a two-hour session.