“Hardening” is probably the most widely accepted medical effect of regular sauna use. In this article, the most important physiological effects and pathways of action are presented. At the same time, an attempt is made to answer the question of how reliable hardening effects are in epidemiological terms. Despite extensive publications in recent years, there is still a clear need for research in this field.
In the paper, studies of sauna research between 1969 and 2018 are analyzed qualitatively. The importance of standardized study designs is highlighted for better evaluation and comparability.
Temperature detection is an important sensory modality serving multiple functions. Not only is it necessary to perceive the outside world, but our internal homeostasis requires requires precise internal body temperature detection and regulation. Last year’s Nobel prize for Physiology or Medicine was awarded for the identification and characterization of the molecular underpinnings that allow us to perceive hot and cold. In this presentation I will first introduce peripheral temperature sensors of the TRP ion channel family and in the 2nd part I will describe very recent findings that can explain how long-term heat exposure triggers heat tolerance.
The paper reports on a multi-arm randomized trial investigating cardiovascular adaptations by regular sauna bathing combined with exercise in the Finnish general population. The results show that regular sauna use after exercise, enhances the adaptation seen with regular exercise alone.
The talk deals with the effect of sauna bathing on emotional state. The basic assumption is that different cultures use sauna bathing as an effective means of pscychic support and against emotional crises. Special focus will be given to different factors in sauna bathing.
The presentation shows the business model of PPP/ÖPP facilities and their successful conception. The corresponding offers show that success depends more on guest-oriented concepts and less on purely business considerations.
“You could write a book about that!” How often have we heard that in recent years, or thought it ourselves? The story is based on operating concepts with exclusive wellness services and sophisticated infusion presentations in high-quality facilities. The presentation gives an insight into the operation of the four spas.
The importance of target group-oriented sauna concepts is explained using the example of Therme Wien and SILENT SPA. Insights are given into the conceptions of Europe’s largest city spa and the premium day spa “Silent Spa” in Austria.
Business success is not dependent on the size of a sauna facility. The owner-managed Pelto Bad is a prime example of how passion, customer orientation and an authentic concept lead to long-term success.
The paper will describe significant differences in the sauna market before and after COVID 19, addressing questions such as, “To what extent is sauna bathing not just a trend, but also part of the culture? Why do so many young Japanese people now also go to the sauna?” A comparison is also drawn between sauna bathing in a private sauna facility to public sauna bathing in a local sauna bath, always in the context of japanese culture.
How can sauna and bathing facilities still be operated in the future under the currently changed conditions of energy supply? Possibilities are shown to realize the sauna and bathing operation without the consumption of fossil resources and thus climate-neutral. Decentralized solutions are in the foreground.
Fabian Dolman will introduce you to the concept of Quality Wellness Resorts. This includes the sustainable economy as well as the management of the employees. Various sustainable measures will be presented, with which the wellness resorts fulfill their social responsibility.
Economic efficiency and safety play an important role in the operation of public sauna facilities. Savings potentials are often not recognized and realized. In the case of saunas and steam baths, there are several opportunities. These possibilities of sustainable energy management will be shown in the lecture. The importance of uncomplicated maintenance will be pointed out.
In terms of content, the presentation deals with the example of a solar energy self-sufficient family sauna. The focus is on explaining the basic principle of the patented zero-energy sauna and the potential for a climate-neutral sauna world of the future.
The basis of this presentation is the elaboration of the measurability and validability of the quality of sauna stones. For this purpose, the method “Saunologia sauna stone protocol 1.0” is described, as well as the results of the study with application to different types of stones. The result shows, among other things, that sauna rock stones have a longer durability than ceramic sauna stones.
Since the turn of the millennium, sauna bathing in public baths has undergone a significant change in meaning. The health and relaxation motives for the sauna have been supplemented or even overlaid by experience and entertainment. The focus here is on aufguss applications.
In this talk, Don Genders, CEO of Design for Leisure, and the Chair of the GWI’s Hydrothermal Initiative, will explore the current sauna landscape in North America and beyond, outlining opportunities and global trends, while acknowledging the challenges and misconceptions faced in a region where sauna bathing is not a cultural norm.
Als zentrales Element des touristischen Angebots und als Must-Have sind Saunen nicht mehr wegzudenken. Regionalität und Authenzität sind heute mehr denn je von zentraler Bedeutung für den Erfolg. Begleiten Sie Frau Hermann auf einer Reise vom dunklen Untergeschoß hoch hinauf, in die Welt der Sauna von morgen.
The quality system, the fifteen years of experience and thus possible developments in the coming years are the focus of the unit.
The presentation addresses the coming global trend to revitalize inner-city bathhouses. This could be a challenge for investors and municipalities. Health care could be brought closer to the people with bathhouses in inner city locations and be part of the transformation of inner cities.