Carita has always enjoyed saunas and takes a sauna with her family nearly every day. In 2010, she founded Sauna from Finland, because she felt that there was simply not enough discussion of saunas, especially from the perspective of health and wellness. Also, saunas had acquired a “macho” reputation, and that they were not being discussed from perspectives that would interest women. The organization’s mission is to create the world’s best sauna experiences and she loves her work because it allows her to advance an idea that she is personally so passionate about.
The sauna was recently ranked the no.1 global wellness trend by Global Wellness Summit.
But why is sauna so important for physical and mental health?
The book by Carita Harju talks about “the Soul of Sauna”. It pays attention to both, the physical and the mental health benefits of sauna bathing. It can be recommended to anyone interested in their own health and wellness.
Some of the themes include:
- Sauna as a Source of Happiness
- Nature and Sauna Experience
- The Health Effects of Sauna
- Holistic Wellness of Sauna Bathing
- How to Have an Authentic Finnish Sauna Experience
Read more about the Sauna experience:
Time Magazine: The Case for Sauna Bathing is Stronger Than Ever
Focus.de (in German): Forest, Sauna, Prosperity: Why Finns are the happiest people in the world
The New York Times: Saunas May Reduce Stroke Risk
(Proposal’s photography and design (c) Hanna Söderström)
FINLAND: Viisas Eämä (orig.)
JAPAN: Toyo Keizai