Hot leaf treatment.

Hot leaf treatment

Steam room in the woodstove sauna.

Steam room in the woodstove sauna.

Hot leaf treatment is one of the most pleasant, healthful and amazing experiences that you may encounter in your lifetime.
Technically, it can be described as a complex manipulation with leafy branches (Veniki), hot air, steam and ice.
From an historic perspective, it is a mix of bathing cultures (Finnish sauna, Turkish hammam, Native sweat lodges) and of traditional healing practices that have developed throughout the centuries.
Our guests simply describe it as a heavenly ritual on the edge of art and magic.
The results of that magic are deep and comfortable heating of the body, gentle skin cleansing, stress relief and pain relief.

The price of hot leaves treatment is $50 per person per zone (back, front, feet) or $80 for the full body treatment. This charge are extra to the full service sauna rental ($100 per 3 hours).

The job of sauna master is difficult so we are only able to provide a limited number of hot leaves treatments, especially during the high season. However, we encourage everyone to try this experience on your own and would be happy to provide all necessary explanations and the books for free.

Basic techniques of hot leaf treatment

The basic techniques don’t actually include any contact of hot leaves with your body, simply a gentle waving of leaf branches over your back that creates a wave of hot air that provides a warming effect to all parts of your body. During the treatment, the sauna master puts an aromatic mix on the hot stones of the sauna and plays with the air temperature and humidity.

Advanced techniques

All the advanced techniques include the combination of the basic methods with additional techniques. These include different ways of tapping, a more complex combination of relaxation touches (like stroking) and an intensive tapping (like whipping).  Additional effects can be reached by pouring a special mix of aromas onto the hot stones, the application of ice to the body, a combination of different types of leaves and branches, four hand tapping, etc.

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