Saunas

Sauna rituals to improve health and beauty, services from sauna specialists.

  • Many sauna owners in the countryside have studied at sauna schools and offer various sauna rituals. Each one will have his or her own specific approach to the process.
  • Sauna offers involve various grass and branch switches, liquids to create steam, the necessary sauna equipment, etc.
  • Beauty treatments involve locally made scrubs, oils, etc. These are often made by the lady or gentleman of the house from raw materials grown or obtained at the local farm.
  • Most saunas are on the shore of a lake or a pond, or there is a barrel or pool.
  • Sauna specialists are familiar with various medicinal plants and teas, offering and recommending them to residents.
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Latvia

The “Aizupmajas” country house

The house is on the banks of the Pilda River. It is a biological farm with fruits, berries, vegetables and honey prepared and served in honour of Lettigalian traditions. "Aizupmajas" offers a traditional Lettigalian black sauna with linden or oak branch switches and herbal teas. You can also take part in farm work or spend the night in the restored granary.

Latvian cuisine: Cold soup, Lettigalian sauerkraut soup, crepes, oven-baked potatoes, sautéed pike, homemade steak haché, whipped rhubarb dessert, birch juice, herbal teas.

Special foods: Roughly grated potato pancakes with cream and lingonberry jam.

Distance from countries capital city275   Season1-12   Accommodation available Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required
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Зиедница (Цветочница)

This is a pergola that is owned by Līga Reitere, who offers medicinal grasses and saunas for adults and children.  She will show you how to tie together sauna switches, fire up the oven in the sauna and create steam inside it.  You can also learn how wild plants can be used for tasty teas or salads, as well as to weave lovely crowns or grass carpets.  Master classes, creative activities, educational seminars, evening sessions and sauna sessions are all available, with Līga also being well informed about local linguistic issues and traditions.

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city160   Season1-12  
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MAKONMALAS

Meža vidū, klusumā atrodas „Mākoņmalas”. Maģiska vieta , kur var baudīt SPA procedūras un pirts rituālus, iegūt zināšanas maģiskās un netradicinālās praksēs, kā arī pabūt vienatnē ar dabu, uzlabot veselību, izbaudīt „īso atvaļinājumu steidzīgajiem un aizņemtajiem”. „Mākoņmalās”saņemsiet restartu gan miesai, gan dvēselei.

Pēc procedūrām ir iespēja izbaudīt dziļo naktsmiegu mūsu mājās un izgaršot agrās brokastis uz terases, vērojot meža dzīvnieku rīta rituālus un dabas skaistumu. Rītu izbaudīt var dodoties nūjot vai parastā rīta pastaigā pa mežu, lai satiktu stirnas un citus meža iemītniekus. 

PIEDĀVĀJUMI
 

Rural SPA   Distance from countries capital city80   Season1-12   Internet access Optional meals SPA Accommodation available No pets allowed
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CELMI

A wooden cottage with a sauna, leisure facilities, a bedroom, a picnic area and a terrace alongside a pond in which you can go swimming. Skiing on Žagarkalns Hill. See accommodation Nr. 41.

Distance from countries capital city85   Season1-12   Accommodation available
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Atputas komplekss “Bejas”

The rest complex is situated on the shore of the man-made water reservoir, and there are two saunas on the territory – the Big sauna and the Small sauna. In the building of the Big sauna it is possible to organise different events for as many as 40 people, and in summertime – till 60 people. In the Small sauna – up to 20 people. Apart from the saunas, there are offered 20 different picnic places with tables, places for grills and tents, volleyball playgrounds, boats and water-bicycles for rent.

For parties   Distance from countries capital city22   Season1-12   Accommodation available
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Piekuni – sauna rituals and the Latvian way of life

Piekūni offers Latvian sauna rituals merged with folk songs and herbal teas.  You can then sleep in a bed made of round wood and designed in accordance with ancient Latvian style.  The owners will offer you a tour to tell you all about how our ancestors dealt with the environment – plants, rocks, sources of energy, etc.

Distance from countries capital city160   Season1-12   Accommodation available
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PIENA MUIZA - BERGHOF PIRTIS

The Berghof Milk Estate with saunas. The weekend sauna at the estate offers a country sauna and the holiest type of traditional sauna – the black rock sauna. This is a ritual which takes several hours, with handmade switches, massages, scrubs, rinsing and herbal teas from Sieksāte. The mansion of the estate has a wet sauna, a steam sauna, a basin with a stream and a fireplace. The Rožu Saloon off ers delicious dining, and the Milk Spa allows you to relax in milk baths. See accommodation Nr. 917.

Distance from countries capital city156   Season1-12   Accommodation available
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LEJAS MARTINI

Sauna ritual which restores fallen energy levels, harmonizes the physical and spiritual “I” and stimulates thought about your relation to the world. Sauna attendants show and explain the rituals and their sense for those without prior experience. They talk about ancient inherited knowledge. Rituals for newborns. 
Facilities: sauna, pond, relaxation place

Latvian Sauna Experience   Distance from countries capital city37   Season1-12  
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LIELZEMENES

Come to learn all about the Latvian approach to life. You’ll enjoy the Latvian ritual of a proper sauna. This will strengthen your links to nature – the most visible and beautiful part of what God has given to us. It separates us from the everyday, eases our ability to deal with daily stresses, and opens the door to our internal nucleus. A sauna ritual led by a specialist, with a Latvian sauna and all relevant procedures.  The wisdom of Latvian sauna rituals can also be learned at the Sauna School, “Lielzemenes.”

Latvian Sauna Experience   Distance from countries capital city47   Season1-12  
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Erholungskomplex GRAVAS

The countryside holiday complex Gravas is situated in a picturesque pine forest welt, 70 km away from Riga, but from Bauska only in a 6-minute drive. Offering the rituals of Herbal sauna, Love sauna, Bridal sauna under the supervision of a professional bath-house attendant; a bath of goat milk, massages which will bring you and your body unbelievable sensations, as well as a place to spend the night, paintball, archery. During the sauna ritual the bath –house attendant will share her knowledge about the effect of sauna, the natural materials used in saunas and other subjects.

From 2012 Gravas have started the production of eco-products: herbal teas, sauna pixies, self-made scrubs, goat milk, goat cheese, goat cottage cheese, soap made of goat milk.

Latvian Sauna Experience   Distance from countries capital city70   Season1-12   Accommodation available
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Medicinal plant farm CERPI

One of the leading Latvian sauna experts, Ziedonis Kārkliņš, uses the energetic properties from various plants. More than 12 different plants are combined at once. Natural cosmetics and materials (mud, amber, stones etc.) used during rituals. He also uses ancient Baltic energy signs.  
Facilities: seminars about medical plants, energy signs of the Balts, reiki.

Latvian Sauna Experience   Nature for Health   Distance from countries capital city54   Season5-9   Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required
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Estonia

Mooska Farm

Trips run by Mooska Farm are a wonderful chance to learn about the rich cultural heritage of Võru County, such as the smoke sauna, the tradition of smoking meat in sauna in winter or cooking it in a stone-lined hole in the ground. Scenic walks to Vällamägi hill teach you how people in this area perceive and communicate with the great outdoors; orienteering games, Nordic walking and snowshoeing tours are also on offer. The best size for a group is up to 12 persons.

Distance from countries capital city268   Season1-12   Optional meals
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The Lejas Kakupi environmental health farm

Professional pharmacist producing herbal teas and popularising the medical properties of plants. Tasting of herbal teas and teaching which plants suit each individual person. Knowledge of the plants here is well combined with various healing rituals. 


Facilities: collection of medicinal plants, seminars on healthy lifestyle and usage of the plants, plant pharmacy.

Nature for Health   For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city155   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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PIRTS NAMINS STARKU LIGZDA

Netālu no Latvijā lielākās balto stārķu kolonijas pirts namiņš ģimenei vai mazām svinībām draugu lokā. Piedāvā dažādas pirts SPA procedūras.

Distance from countries capital city138  
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Ciekuru pirts

Pirtnieki Latgalē, kuriem pirtošanās ir sirdslieta kopš bērnības, sniedz neaizmirstamas izjūtas pirtiņā, burvīga priežu meža ielokā. Labsajūtas gūšanai tiek izmantoti tikai apkārtnē augošo koku un augu valsts produkti. Pirts rituālos tiek pielietotas Seno Baltu zīmju sistēmas enerģijas.

Piedāvājumā arī apmācības, naktsmītne, brokastis un vakariņas.

Latvian Sauna Experience   Distance from countries capital city240   Season1-12   Accommodation available Optional meals
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RAUDINI

The sauna and  rest place Raudini is a place where you can rest in a comfortable quiet atmosphere, between the sea and the forest.

You will be able to experience relaxation offered by a wooden-heated sauna, wisping with besoms, enjoying the sauna ritual to its fullest and drinking herbal tea. After the wisping you can cool off in the pond with water lilies and, to finish off your sauna ritual we offer chocolate or honey massages.

Here it is possible to rest with your family or a small circle of friends, preparing a tasty meal on the outdoor terrace on the real wooden stove or fireplace. In the evening you will be able to watch the sunset rays in the tree spires.  It is possible to use tent places  outside for spending the night and wait for the sunrise near the sea. Quiet, peaceful and natural coolness.

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SALKAS

Through sauna rituals and various herbs,  here you can get rid of stress, tiredness, improve your health and energise your spirit. The body is refreshed and immunity is increased. Various massages, scrubs and mud masks. 
Facilities: White and Black saunas, hot tub, blacksmith's, where you can try your hand too.

Latvian Sauna Experience   Distance from countries capital city56   Season1-12   Accommodation available
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Estonia

Saunamaa (Sauna Village)

This is like a sauna village which has several saunas of different types. Visitors can rate where the steam feels the best and learn about the history of saunas. We have a cave, Finnish and Estonian saunas and a sweat lodge.

Distance from countries capital city266   Season1-12  
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Bathhouse "Elksni"

Iespēja atpūsties un relaksēties pirtiņā, baudot latviskos pirts rituālus. Sildīšanās un pēršanās ar pirtsslotām, augu skrubji un maskas, kāju vanniņas un zāļu tējas. Pēc pēriena – veldze dīķī. Pirts tā ir svētnīca miesai, garam un dvēselei. Piedāvājumā arī izglītojošā programma par augu spēku un to izmantošanu savai labsajūtai. Apmeklējums noteikti iepriekš jāpiesaka! Vietu skaits ierobežots!

Distance from countries capital city230   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
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Saimnieciba "Jaunzvirgzdini"

Piedāvā pirts rituālus ar sildīšanu un pēršanu ar slotām, kontrasta procedūrām, dažādām maskām un augu skrubjiem. Saimniecībā ražo un popularizē ārstniecības augu lietošanas tradīcijas. Piedāvājumā dažādas zāļu tējas. Atkarībā no gadalaika, iespējams baudīt un iegādāties dažādus augu sīrupus. Izgatavo zāļu paklājus pirtij.

Distance from countries capital city186   Season1-12  
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Sauna Museum

This is a private open-air museum that is simple, but thorough.  The exhibition features six historical and one new sauna, all of which are operational.  The museum has operated constantly since its establishment in 2008, and it plans to expand the exhibition to 20 different saunas from all parts of Latvia.

Distance from countries capital city50   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Optional meals Pre-order required Accepts individual travellers