Sauna in the age of social distancing

Cedar & Stone Nordic Sauna (Duluth, MN)
  • Traditional wood-fired sauna is inherently harsh to coronavirus (high temp, low humidity, good ventilation, and the natural resistance of cedarwood to microbial deterioration). The health risks of taking a sauna are no more than taking an Uber or sitting in your living room with your family. (CITATIONS: Chan, 2011; Casanova, 2010; Rabenau, 2005)
  • Sweat cannot transmit the virus. But breathing circulating air and touching high-contact surfaces such as doorknobs and gym equipment can pose a problem.
  • Regular use of sauna — under ordinary times — supports a healthy life and immune system. Sauna is part of a healthy lifestyle, diet, and exercise. (CITATION: Mayo Clinic study).
Little Red Sauna at Sugarloaf Ski Resort (Carrabassett Valley, ME)

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Ex-Silicon Valley Futurist, Entrepreneur, Researcher, Librarian, and Sauna Enthusiast. Founder of the Little Red Sauna (Portland, ME)

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Hannah Hamalainen

Hannah Hamalainen

Ex-Silicon Valley Futurist, Entrepreneur, Researcher, Librarian, and Sauna Enthusiast. Founder of the Little Red Sauna (Portland, ME)

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