I look at Sophie again and offer a sheepish shrug. Back in the day, saunas were shared among inhabitants of a single neighborhood or apartment complex, but readily available hot running water rendered these public spaces obsolete. Lately, however, renewed interest in sharing the steam with strangers has spurred a sort of sauna renaissance in Helsinki.
It hosts hundreds of multi-national dancers in one small town for a month, literally doubling their population every year. Dancers spend their days taking classes, hiking, paddling rowboats, making new friends, dancing the night away to live music, or relaxing in the co-ed sauna. Co-ed sauna.
Lush and private outdoor garden setting in addition to the indoor sauna and super steamy steam I love visiting Everett House whenever I'm in Portland. If I have a long layover at PDX I'll often take an uber over for a quick soak and then head back for my next flight.
And so, even with centuries of history behind them, these rooms can inspire sweatier palms than foreheads. Luckily, editors Scott and Rebecca are here to help. According to Scott, many guys try and prove their toughness by staying in as long as possible or trying to outlast their friends in the sauna.
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Going to the spa for the first time can be a daunting experience. It's supposed to be relaxing and enjoyable, but when going into that change room on your own and having to prepare for your first massage can be stressful and confusing. Dave and I have enjoyed many spa experiences from luxury retreats to the downright quirky during our 18 years of travelling.
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By Erin Porter. Spa visits are not a luxury but a necessity in Germany. The cornerstone of these visits is getting nude and sweating it
By bfactorJune 12, in Off Topic. So, for the past half hour or so I've been researching this on google, lol. From what I can tell, there are tons of places like this in Europe, and used to be in Japan as well, but are dying out in Japan now, but not dying out in Europe, or something.
Nudity in a coed sauna takes some getting used to, but after a couple minutes it really feels like nothing is out of the ordinary. If you show up at a hot pool in a bathing suit, who is to say when the last time that suit was cleaned? What bacteria is in that suit? There are no additional chemicals on your clothing, and no bacteria clinging to materials on your body.