Sauna

Open Daily 9a-3p // Sat 9a-6p

Enjoy the healing benefits of heat with a sit in our dry sauna. Perfect as a stand alone indulgence or an add on to any treatment or class. We recommend slip on shoes for your walk from the changing room to the sauna.

Pre-Book your Seat

Ensure your seat in the sauna by pre-booking online.

Check in with reception, your therapist or instructor when you are ready for the sauna to receive your towel and please check out with reception when you leave so we know when space is available for more guests.

The sauna is a communal space that fits six people. Limited space is available at first come first serve. To ensure your seat, especially on weekends, please book in advance online or call reception.

Bookings are for one hour time slots, please be respectful of the time, as there will likely be people booked after you.

Having trouble or trying to book a full experience at Bow Sanctuary? Call reception for assistance 

Cancellation Policy

For Information on our cancellation policy or instructions on canceling/rescheduling please visit our FAQ page: bowsanctuary.com/faq#policy

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

- Bernhard Hillila

Additional Info

- Cost -

Three way’s to enjoy the sauna

An included perk of Bow Sanctuary membership

Free

Add-on to any treatment or movement class for non-member guests.

$10

Drop-in guests enjoy the sauna for 60min

$20

Bow Sanctuary Robes available to rent, or bring your own

$5

- Etiquette -

No nudity, sit on a towel, respect the quietude of the sauna space. Limit strong fragrances while in the sauna.  Be mindful of your check out time to make space for the next guest to enjoy their session

How it works

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

Check in at reception or with your instructor/therapist. They’ll show you the way to the changing area. 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 can be left in the lockers in the changing area (please bring a lock).

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

and on it goes...

Repeat

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. 

and on it goes...

Finish

Check-out

Pop into reception on your way out to let our staff know you are all done. Enjoy a cup of tea from Persimmon and stroll the gardens. Drink plenty of water and enjoy the rest of your day.

Finish

Benefits

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 6 guests. This is a communal space for our members, treatment clients, and yoga class students. If you are looking for a private sauna experience, all 6 seats will need to be booked. Sauna sessions are limited to 60min for enjoyment of all. Each session is limited to 1hr to keep space for all our guests to enjoy. If you are interested in staying in the sauna for longer, 2 consecutive time slots should be booked.

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.

Enjoy a 1hr sauna session today!
Drop-ins welcome OR pre-book to secure your seat.