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Something really Finns.

Posted by
Jypyä Pop (Turku, Finland) on 20 June 2014 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

In most cases, the Finnish sauna warm up first, in order to calm the sweat to the surface. After this massacre is thrown harder and often beaten themselves peacefully silver birch branches by pruning bundle, called the counter-eastern Finland and western Finland vihta. This event is known in eastern Finland as vastominen or equivalent throughout the bathing and western Finland as whisking, and its influence is mainly hydro-massage and skin cleansing. Western Finland orthodox vihta, ie only tied to a bent birch branch, eastern Finland, while birch twig twisted headband, or jogging. [10] Only the dried remains over the winter. The dried prior to use have to be soaked first in the cold and then hot water. Please only takes two times the sauna bath.

Between the sauna is common to go to cool off, possibly in the lake, or in the snow in winter! Roll over. However, there is no correct formula sauna bath, sauna bath, but the are very personal things, and depend very much on the bather himself habits, condition and age.


I apologize if this is hard to understand. I still can not very well English.

Ursulakatariina's reply is a link to Wikipedia. Here you go and read more about it.

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Hello everybody. It is fine that You will see my pictures. I do not know English very well. Therefore, it may be some comments or answers seem strange. I'm trying to learn more. Thank you for your understanding.

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

Great shot. I consider these as torture tools, not something to enjoy... :)
Only because you are unsure about your English text, here is a link to an English Wikipedia article about Finnish sauna where there is something about vihta too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_sauna.

Have a great birthday and many more of them in the future too!

20 Jun 2014 5:06am

@ursulakatariina: Vihta was an important issue. It rubbed tired lihatkset and it brought the smell of a good sauna. I put a picture today, because today is actually the second anniversary of the Finnish sauna. Toine's Christmas. Thank you for remembering.

gerard1948 from Spain

Very nice picture, I think I understand that one must whip with these branches, I did not really want -. :))
I wish you a happy birthday.
Good weekend.

20 Jun 2014 5:15am

@gerard1948: According to a recent vihdan soft to the touch must be familiar with your own body. Only then can not say whether it or not. Vihdat is always done at the beginning of the summer, such birch leaves are soft. They have a similar effect to a massage. Thank you for your wishes for.

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

I understand the sale of birch branches I understand completely for the sauna-ritual
Nice streetview

20 Jun 2014 5:23am

@Marjolein: Sauna ritual is an ancient Finnish tradition. One can only imagine how good it must have felt after the hard work to climb on the bench and let the steam and soften the muscles vihdan. After the sauna, gave the rest to a good sleep.

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Happy Birthday:-))HALEJA!

20 Jun 2014 5:28am

@Oiva: Thank you. And applause.

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

And to think birching used to be thought of corporal punishment here in the UK :-)

20 Jun 2014 7:31am

@Doug: So also, at least in Finland before. Where used in one limb, of which the leaves were removed. Unruly bare buttocks was experiencing at the time of its increasing effects.

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Une belle composition

20 Jun 2014 8:07am

@Martine: Thank you

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Happy Birthday !

20 Jun 2014 8:08am

@Doug: Thank you

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Jolie composition.
Happy Birthday !... :))

20 Jun 2014 12:11pm

@tataray: Thank you

Devi from Chennai, India

Thank you for the explanation Jypya

A Very Happy Birthday Jypya.....May all good things be showered on you :))))

20 Jun 2014 3:42pm

@Devi: Hey Devi. Thank you for your congratulations. As it is now the middle of summer, I wanted to tell Heiman Finnish sauna. The fun that you are interested in

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Happy Birthday to YOU!!!! I am not sure I want to try the sauna. Thank you for explaining it. Have a wonderful day!

20 Jun 2014 4:51pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you. The sauna is a great place to relax. I wish same to you.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Happy Birthday! Nice shot of these whips.

20 Jun 2014 5:17pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you

mahdi from rostamkola, Iran

I wish happiness and prosperity to you, Happy Birthday. :)

20 Jun 2014 7:17pm

@mahdi: Thanks and all the best for you also

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

It sounds like a wonderful tradition! I would like to try it! Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fabulous day!

20 Jun 2014 10:09pm

@Elaine Hancock: It is best in the summer when the sauna is on the beach and can go for a swim between the massacre. In winter you can go ice-hole. Thank you for your wishes and all the best to you.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice plants.

21 Jun 2014 1:34am

@B. Thomas: Fresh and soft birch branches being very important in the Finnish summer in the sauna.

Sam from Chennai, India

Happy birthday.
A nice image and interesting information. Thank you. :)

21 Jun 2014 4:25am

@Sam: Thank you for your wishes and for your interest.

Langevine from Angers, France

d'intéressants éléments

21 Jun 2014 5:41am

@Langevine: Thank you

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

A very interesting post Jypya Pop !! Your English is fine !!!

21 Jun 2014 1:07pm

@John Jungklaus: Thank you. Have fun with that, I could tell the understandable way. Fortunately, I can be used to help those translation programs. And, of course: Thank you for your interest.

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