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Book Review: Sauna: The Power of Deep Heat

by Callum @haar.sauna


I love sauna. I love the outdoors. And Iove, love, love this book.


Recently, I was given this book from a sauna friend and it highlights the new wave of sauna culture sweeping across Scotland and the United Kingdom with 'Sauna: The Power of Deep Heat'.

 Sauna: The Power of Deep Heat @haar.sauna | St Ninians Beach | Shetland | Scotland
Sauna: The Power of Deep Heat @haar.sauna | St Ninian's Beach | Shetland | Scotland


Sauna: The Power of Deep Heat

Emma O'Kelly (author), Maija Astikainen (inset photographer), Mikkel Aaland (foreword)

Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781801292429


Through the eyes of Emma O’Kelly, a passionate sauna enthusiast and wild swimmer, the book recounts her transformative journey, beginning with her inaugural 'Baptism of Fire' in 2016, exploring Norway's unique Badstue saunas.


Emma's eloquent narrative effortlessly interlaces her personal sauna encounters, offering readers an intimate glimpse into her voyage of discovery within the rich tapestry of sauna and sweat bathing traditions. From the manifold health benefits to the communal spirit, historical insights, cherished rituals, and the elemental combination of fire and ice, this book leaves no stone unturned in its exploration of the world of Sauna.


The power of steam. The community. The connection. Let's make this happen Shetland!


We welcome Emma anytime, to @haar.sauna, located on the serene shores of St. Ninians Beach, Shetland, Scotland.


Congratulations, Emma; your work is a masterful exploration of Sauna!


You can buy your own copy here.


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