Steam bath: unveiling the secret of the Finns!
The tradition of steam baths has long been part of Nordic and Eastern European cultures. Sauna is the ideal way to warm up and clean up. The heat dilates the pores and increases the activity of the sebaceous and sweat glands, allowing the skin to expel toxins.
Tales from the 18th century tell of Slavs taking heated baths, getting naked and then washing themselves in cold water, and appearing to be completely refreshed.
For the Finns, a stay in the sauna worthy of the name inevitably ends with a dive in an icy river or with energetic friction with the snow. Afterwards, everyone is free to invent their own method of going from very hot to very cold.