Our whisks are traditionally handmade in the Baltics and are the essential authentic sauna accessory.  They’re called ‘Venik’ in Russian, which means broom. In Finland, they are called ‘Vasta’ or ‘Vihta’.  We soak them in lukewarm water to release their properties, they can then spread their delicious aroma in the sauna and be used to slap and stimulate your skin and that of your sauna companions.  They bring more direct heat in to the body so you can target your aches and pains or just give them a huge comforting hug!  The soaking water also has a positive effect on the skin so fell free to splash it over your body.  Choose from a selection of leaves on the day (we often have birch, maple, eucalyptus or oak depending on availability).  Our hosts will be only too pleased to show you how to use them.  Take them home and use as a decoration or bring them to reuse at your next visit.

  • relieves stress, tight muscles, and painful joints
  • helps to cure chronic bronchitis and inflammation of the airways
  • cleanses the skin
  • purifies the air
  • reduces skin pigmentation
  • speeds up the wound healing process