Traditional vs. Gentle

April 12, 2023

The Ultimate Guide to the Traditional and Gentle Sauna Experience at Nosta Sauna Lounge

At Nosta, we pride ourselves on offering a versatile sauna experience, catering to both traditional sauna enthusiasts and those seeking a gentler option with our upgraded Helo Himalaya rock tower heater. With the innovative Bio Water Technique (BWT) technology, guests can seamlessly transition between traditional and gentle sauna sessions, enjoying a tailored experience that suits their preferences.

So, what sets a gentle sauna apart from its traditional counterpart? The key distinction lies in temperature and humidity levels. In a traditional sauna, temperatures can soar up to 195°F (90°C), accompanied by a lower humidity range of 10-20%. This setup is ideal for individuals accustomed to intense heat and dry air.

On the other hand, a gentle sauna provides a milder environment, with temperatures usually around 150°F (65°C) and humidity levels raised to 40-50%. Achieved through the use of löyly, which involves pouring water on the vulcanite rocks, this gentler approach is ideal for individuals sensitive to high heat or with particular health concerns, offering a soothing and comfortable experience.

For traditional sauna-goers, we recommend spending 5-10 minutes in the sauna followed by a cooling-off period of 5 minutes. This gradual approach allows the body to acclimate to the heat while mitigating the risk of overheating. It’s crucial to tune in to your body’s signals and adjust the duration of your sessions accordingly.

On the other hand, for gentle sauna enthusiasts, a session lasting 15-20 minutes is typically recommended, followed by a brief cooldown period. However, individual preferences and physical conditions may warrant adjustments in session length. Starting with shorter sessions and gradually increasing duration is advisable, especially for sauna newcomers. Remember to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water before and after your session, as it’s essential for both sauna experiences.

Regardless of your choice, both traditional and gentle saunas provide numerous health benefits, such as enhanced blood circulation, muscle relaxation, stress reduction, and detoxification. However, the variation in temperature and humidity levels allows for a customized experience tailored to individual needs. It’s always advisable to consult with a healthcare provider before starting sauna sessions, especially for individuals with underlying health issues.

Choose the approach that best fits your preferences and experience the rejuvenating benefits of our saunas.

With the ability to switch between traditional and gentle sauna sessions, the BWT (Bio Water Technique) technology offers flexibility and customization for individuals seeking different levels of heat and humidity during their sauna session. The main difference between a gentle sauna experience and a traditional sauna experience is the temperature and humidity level. In a traditional sauna, the temperature can reach up to 195°F (90°C) with a lower humidity level, usually between 10-20%. This type of sauna is recommended for people who are accustomed to high heat and can tolerate the dryness of the air. In contrast, a gentle sauna experience offers a milder temperature, usually around 150°F (65°C), and a higher humidity level, often between 40-50%. This type of sauna is recommended for people who are sensitive to high heat or have certain health conditions, as it can provide a more comfortable and soothing experience. For a traditional sauna experience, we recommend guests typically stay in the sauna for 5-10 minutes before cooling off for 5 minutes. This allows your body to adjust to the heat and helps to prevent overheating. It is important to listen to your body and adjust the length of your sauna sessions as needed. For the gentle sauna experience, the recommended use is around 15-20 minutes followed by 5 minutes of cooling. However, the duration can vary depending on personal preferences and the individual's physical condition. It's important to listen to your body and take breaks if needed. If you are new to saunas, you may want to start with shorter sessions and gradually work your way up to longer sessions. Additionally, be sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water before and after your sauna session. Both experiences provide unique health benefits and can be customized to fit the preferences of each individual. Both traditional and gentle traditional saunas provide numerous health benefits, such as improving blood circulation, relaxing muscles, reducing stress, and promoting detoxification. However, the difference in temperature and humidity levels can impact the intensity of the sauna session and the experience for the individual. It is recommended to consult with a healthcare provider before using a sauna, especially for individuals with certain health conditions.

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  1. This is helpful, thanks. So glad to see your business open now! We needed something like this in our area. 🙂

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