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The Saltwater Sauna is a Nordic bathing experience

that combines ancient wisdom with progressive wellness

through heat exposure, cold immersion, & connection.

SOCIAL

Redefine social experiences – where warmth meets connection, and chill sparks camaraderie.

BODY POSITIVE

A haven where each person feels embraced, accepted, and empowered. Within these walls, every curve, line, and distinctive feature is a reason to celebrate.

INCLUSIVE

Welcoming all backgrounds, identities, and stories, fostering an environment where everyone is not just welcomed but genuinely seen, heard, and valued.

YOUR EXPERIENCE

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.

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SAUNA HAT

Prevent your head from overheating. To level up: soak your hat in cold water prior to jumping in the sauna.

Sauna Hat
Towels

TWO TOWELS

One to sit on in the sauna (a hand towel size is perfect for this), and one to dry off with after your session.

Water Bottle

WATER BOTTLE

To keep you hydrated throughout your session. For extra hydration, add an LMNT electrolyte mix to your water to stay salty.

SUITABLE FOOTWEAR

Flip flops / sandals are recommended for easy changing. Please leave all footwear outside / in the changing room.

Beach Footwear

SAUNA

ESSENTIALS

Swimwear

SWIMWEAR

We recommend wearing swimwear on arrival for a smooth transition into your experience. No nudity is permitted at our saunas.

MINIMAL BELONGINGS

Due to limited space, please only bring the essentials for your session. 

Minimal Belongings
Changing Robe

CHANGING ROBE

For easy changing before and after your session, and to extend your time in the sauna.

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FOR EVERY SAUNA, WE PLANT A TREE

Offsetting the wood used to fire up the sauna.

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GUIDED RITUALS

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.

SAUNA MASTER

Jane is our resident Sauna Master, curating guided rituals and bespoke in-sauna experiences for our guests at The Saltwater Sauna. A former Army Officer whose career saw her living in Germany and Lithuania for many years where her passion for sauna and contrast therapy was ignited, she fuses Eastern and Western European sauna cultures in the sauna moments she creates.

 

With training in Aufguss (steam infusions and towel waving), Lithuanian leaf whisking and sauna bathing, and massage and spa treatments, she melds these different methodologies with the metabolic health benefits of hot and cold contrast therapy and breathwork to restore mind and body, with community and social connection at the heart of her practices.

Sauna Master, Jane (Bill Measom)
About Us

CO-FOUNDERS

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.

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