The Saltwater Sauna is a Nordic bathing experience
that combines ancient wisdom with progressive wellness
through heat exposure, cold immersion, & connection.
Connecting you with nature, reap the benefits of contrast therapy and join us for golden sunsets and sunrises, crisp autumn and winter mornings, moody skies, and stormy weather-fronts, all from the comfort of our luxury wood-fired saunas.
Prevent your head from overheating. To level up: soak your hat in cold water prior to jumping in the sauna.
One to sit on in the sauna (a hand towel size is perfect for this), and one to dry off with after your session.
To keep you hydrated throughout your session. For extra hydration, add an LMNT electrolyte mix to your water to stay salty.
Flip flops / sandals are recommended for easy changing. Please leave all footwear outside / in the changing room.
We recommend wearing swimwear on arrival for a smooth transition into your experience. No nudity is permitted at our saunas.
Due to limited space, please only bring the essentials for your session.
For easy changing before and after your session, and to extend your time in the sauna.
FOR EVERY SAUNA, WE PLANT A TREE
Offsetting the wood used to fire up the sauna.
Our guided sauna ritual will take you through the elements of Air, Water, Fire and Earth; a specially designed sequence to take the body through heating and cooling to maximise the sauna’s health and wellbeing benefits.
This extended 90-minute ritual will gently warm the body to promote healthy sweating, boost circulation, detoxify, and cleanse the skin and promote relaxation. As the heat intensifies, the option to cool off with a sea dip or cool shower provides the perfect contrast.
The ritual includes salt inhalations and a scrub to cleanse and detoxify, steam aromatherapy infusions, thermal leaf whisking, and a honey moisturising mask to nourish, rejuvenate and tone the skin.
As as 'Finn' living in the UK, the importance of authentic sauna culture was ingrained in Arlene's DNA. Linking her passion for cold water immersion, nature, and surfing, with her background as an artist, Arlene's enthusiasm for saunas and innovation crossed the ocean and landed here in Dorset.
With a doctorate in the field of wellbeing, and a founder of a non-profit social group, the importance of bringing people together is rooted in Sam's philosophy. After taking a 'sauna odyssey' through Europe, he saw the benefits of authentic Nordic bathing for social belonging and everyday wellness.
Sharing Arlene's vision, the couple teamed up to create a Nordic experience that would draw on contemporary global practices. Together, they believe in the power of connection with place, others, and the self, to meet modern needs. The result is The Saltwater Sauna.