XVIII International Sauna Congress 2022 is held in Stuttgart at two main locations: The lecture program is taking place at the ICS – International Congresscenter Stuttgart, right at the spot of interbad fair and the Mineralbad Berg.

Topic 1: More than sweating – sauna and health

09:00 – 9:30 Messe Stuttgart – ICS Topic 1

Basics and evidence of effectiveness of hardening by sauna

PD Dr. med. Rainer Brenke Berlin, former Medical Director Department of Naturopathy
09:30 – 10:00 Messe Stuttgart – ICS Topic 1

Lessons learned from 50 years of sauna studies – Time for standardized sauna research protocols!

Prof. Dr. Hans Hägglund University of Uppsala, Sweden
10:00 – 10:30 Messe Stuttgart – ICS Topic 1

Heat sensation and heat acclimation – how does it work and what is it good for?

Prof. Dr. Jan Siemens Dean of Research of the Faculty of Medicine Heidelberg
10:30 – 11:00 Messe Stuttgart – ICS Topic 1

The effects of regular exercise and sauna bathing on cardiovascular function: A multi-arm randomized controlled trial

Earric Lee University of Jyväskylä, Finland; Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences
11:00 – 11:30 Messe Stuttgart – ICS Topic 1

Bathing Techniques for Dealing With Emotional Crisis

Birute Masiliauskiene Lithuanian Bathing Academy; President Association of Professional Lifeguards, Lithuania

Topic 2: the public sauna between wellness and experience


Topic 4: On the future value of the sauna – quo vadis sauna

09:00 – 09:30 Messe Stuttgart – ICS Topic 4

The sauna in the field of tension between relaxation and experience

Rolf-Andreas Pieper Congress Management ISC and Presidium Member
09:30 – 10:00 Messe Stuttgart – ICS Topic 4

Design and Wellness Trends Shaping the North American Sauna Market Opportunity

Don Gender Founder and CEO of Design for Leisure, Austin in Texas
10:00 – 10:30 Messe Stuttgart – ICS Topic 4

Sauna Quo Vadis-regionality and authenticity as a guarantee for success

Jeannine Hermann Innovation Manager Wellness and Health, Innsbruck austria
10:30 – 11:00 Messe Stuttgart – ICS Topic 4

The quality marks of the German Sauna Association as an aid for bathers and operators of sauna facilities

Erich Hartmann Mayor and spa director (ret.) in Beuren, Vice President of the Deutschen Sauna-Bundes e.V.
11:00 – 11:30 Messe Stuttgart – ICS Topic 4

Healthy neighbourhoods – urban bathhouses as the new social hubs

René Pier Freelance interior designer and member of the state board of the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects