The scan effect is not limited to the abandonment of refined neutral colors and irregularities. Suddenly we headed for the saunas.
Indeed, major brands loved by celebrities failed to meet demand – Iglucraft, which sold its sauna to David Beckham, doubled its sales in 2020 compared to the previous year; Lady Gaga’s favorite, Sunlighten, said requests had increased by 50 percent as soon as the block was announced.
Sweating in the sauna is a great way to relax. Some people swear they feel toxins spilling out of their pores, and many athletes say they are very effective in treating tension in overworked muscles and joints. It is also good for stimulating blood flow.
Warm home: A simple barrel sauna is suitable for gardens of all sizes. Sweating in the sauna is a great way to relax. Some people swear they feel toxins spilling out of their pores
There are two main types: traditional saunas and steam rooms.
Scandinavian-designed saunas are usually made of pine, gemlock, or cedar; and is heated by an electric or wood furnace containing about 20 kg of volcanic peridotite rocks, which then generates a strong dry heat.
Cold water is poured on the stones to slightly increase the humidity and remove sweat. Typically, stoves take half an hour or more to heat a room.
A medium-sized Finnish sauna costs around £ 15,000.
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The modern version is an infrared Finnish sauna, where the panels placed around the sauna shine on you to raise your body temperature.
They don’t have the ability to spray water to increase humidity, but they heat up faster, so some people find them more comfortable. Heating elements are made of carbon or ceramic, ceramic is usually better.
They are usually more economical than stoves because they heat the body directly, instead of raising the room temperature.
There is little difference in cost between infrared and stove-heated designs.
At the same time, steam rooms become more visually appealing – people often turn to modern color designs, mosaics and bright lighting designs. You can also get aromatherapy – pleasant scents to mix with steam.
In general, steam rooms are usually larger and more expensive, so you’re talking about more than £ 20,000 for a mid-sized design.
You don’t need a lot of space for a sauna or steam room – you can squeeze it all into a large closet if you want.
For fun, a barrel sauna, a traditional round hut design, can be built in a reasonably sized garden. They are usually cheaper than those built in-house.
“It gives us time to slow down and relieve stress.”
Neil Hassall, who owns a waste disposal company, was set up by Anapos in December to build a sauna and steam room where he lives with his wife and son in an additional building of a Georgian house in Chester.
It took six weeks to install them. “It was for health, especially during the Kovid era,” Neil said. “My wife Zoe, for example, didn’t like going to the gym.
“It gives you time to slow down and get rid of stress. After you go outside and take a shower, you feel refreshed and energized.”
The Neil sauna is designed for about six people and the electric stove works partly with solar panels on the roof.
“We only had it for a week and a half, so we used it every day, but I hope it goes down once the news is over.
“My son plays semi-professional football and he swears he will recover after the games.
“After we use it, we have to go home from the barn, it’s not long, but you feel the cold. Let’s say it invigorates you.”
Feel the heat: Installing an outdoor sauna in the garden can be cheaper than an indoor sauna – although you may experience a hard walk inside
“We have placed a barrel sauna in our backyard in London”
Harper Valeria Kurbatova and her husband Toby Clark bought a sauna with a sauna barrel in September 2020 from Cedar Sauna for their backyard in north-west London.
Imported from Russia, 2.6 m long, 2 m in diameter, made of Siberian pine. Prices for the smallest model in the range start at £ 8,224.
“I grew up in saunas in Russia – we call them banya – and it brings back memories,” Valeria says.
“It looks like a small pit for us.” It’s so cute and we went to the wood burning stove because you get the smell and steam and you get very hot.
“It can easily fit four people, but you can fit in six.
“Mentally, it was a lifesaver when it was locked for us. You sweat all the negative emotions and relax.
“We always do that. And we use mustaches – large oak or birch twigs with leaves, which you use to massage each other.
It’s not painful – they’re very soft. After that, you will feel calm. Everyone should try.