Sauna

Enjoy the healing benefits of heat with a sit in our dry sauna. Regular sauna usage is said to ease muscle tension, benefit circulation and heart health, enhance immunity, promote glowing skin, detoxify the body, and aide in relaxation. Our barrel sauna provides our guests with an outdoor communal sauna sitting experience. Because here at Bow Sanctuary we believe in the power of quiet time to reflect inward, we know we heal best in community and love soaking in the beauty of nature. We invite you to slow down, let the heat soak deep into your bones and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit.
Our Sauna is kept between 130-165 degrees (f) and comfortably seats 4 to 6 guests. This is a communal space for our members, treatment clients, and yoga class students.

Relaxation

A wonderful way to get ready for a busy day, or to decompress after the day is done.

Health

Increases circulation, boosts immune system and has been shown to reduce cardiovascular disease.

Skin Wellness

Heat from the sauna helps to clear pores and revitalize your skin.

Eases the Body

Heat helps to relieve muscle tension and reduce aches and pains.

The sauna was not built for saving time but for spending it well

- Bernhard Hillila

- Cost -

An included perk of Bow Sanctuary membership
OR
 $10 add-on to any treatment or movement class for non-member guests. 

- Hours -

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10am – 3pm
Saturday 9am – 3pm

- Etiquette -

No nudity, sit on a towel, respect the quietude of the sauna space

How it works

Add a sauna experience to your movement class, or treatment; just let your instructor/therapist know and they can book and take payment. Add-on guests enjoy sauna access for the day of their class or treatment. Members are able to sauna to their hearts desire within our weekly open sauna hours.

pre-sauna

Prepare

It is best to come hydrated and ready to sweat.  We provide towels (1 per guest) and cups but feel free to bring any extras or a robe. Remember our policy is “cover your bits”, so bring appropriate clothing such as a clean bathing suit and easy slip on shoes.

pre-sauna

Step 1

Arrive

Change into your sauna attire in our all gender facilities, sign in on the clipboard, and grab a sauna bath towel. We recommend you use a provided warm moist towelette to cleanse the skin to prepare for your sauna experience. All that is not needed in the sauna(non valuable items) can be left in the cubbies in the changing area.

Step 1

Step 2

Enter

Enter the sauna quietly, please sit on a towel to help keep things sanitary for the next sauna guest. Stay for as long as serves you, we recommend 10-20 minutes. Take a few deep breaths, relax and let the heat do all the work

Step 2

Step 3

Cool

Exit the sauna and allow the body to cool in our wonderfully refreshing tidal air. Enjoy something cool to drink while sitting. Let your toes crunch in the pea-gravel.

Step 3

Step 4

Return

As your body temperature begins to cool, find your way back to the welcoming heat of the sauna. Perhaps this time introduce some light self massaging of the skin, gentle stretching and continued deep breaths.

Step 4

Step 5

Plunge

The cool down is a little more drastic this time around. Find your way to our version of a Nordic plunge/shower by letting the cold Blanchard water wash over you. This might send you immediately back into the sauna or continue to sit outside in the sauna patio.

Step 5

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Repeat & Finish

Repeat as many times as needed to find warmth and healing. Make sure to give yourself ample time to rest after your final sit to come back into yourself and re-enter reality. Enjoy a cup of tea and stroll the gardens. Drink plenty of water and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Book your experience today!
Just ask a staff member to add a sauna drop in