BANJA STONES - SPECIAL SAUNA STONES
More humidity - better health
Grain size: 40-80mm
Packing weight per unit: 8kg
|•||soft sauna steam|
|•||slow evaporation - no heatwave|
|•||large evaporation surface|
Banja stones are perfect for increasing the humidity in the sauna. These stones are different. Strictly speaking, these stones are the opposite of known granite sauna stones. Banja stones are porous and absorb the water. As a result, there is no heatwave and abrupt evaporation. Instead, the water evaporates gradually over a long time, and an enjoyable experience is created. This soft sauna steam, which is typical only for the Banja stones, is also produced by the overall larger evaporation surface. The Banja stones come directly from nature and smell of the forest. After a few sauna infusions, this smell disappears. Some say, unfortunately ...
We recommend washing the Banja stones before use. Banja stones are always loosely layered.
Read the detailed test report on heimwerker-test.de:
Hello Mr. Böddecker,
Yesterday evening at the team meeting, I mentioned the Banja stones, and the sauna staff confirmed that the use of the Banja stones has resulted in a better room climate in the Finnish sauna. We used the rocks in our Finnish sauna (not an infusion sauna) because the environment was arid before. The stay in this sauna was almost unpleasant, so dry was the air, evaporator bowls, etc. brought no improvement. The Banja stones are now watered from time to time and slowly release the moisture, which has led to the improvement.
with best regards
Märchenlandtherme, City of Breuna
".... customers find the Banja stones great. Especially for our meditation infusions, the Banja stones are very popular. Quiet hissing sounds give a pleasant effect; the longer sweating due to the slower water release fits perfectly to our meditation infusions."
FinnWell/Recreation Center Xanten
I have been using the Banja stones for two years. I am a heavy user and never want to have any others. The soft sauna steam is fantastic.....
|This is how they look today|
|Nolan B. ,Bocholt|
When I saw the stones, I knew why they are better. They absorb the water, and it evaporates relatively evenly over several minutes. Before that, my wife always complains about the infusion; the sudden wave of evaporation was too hot for her ...
Arno S. , Lörrach
Hallo ihr Banja-stoners,
Thank you very much, my parents were pleased about the gift. Especially my mother is thrilled. The sauna steam is "soft," she says. She thinks the sweating comes even deeper from the body. I can only warmly recommend the Banja stones.
|Peter S., Karlsruhe|
Otherwise, I can confirm that it is a delightful sauna climate. You start sweating very quickly, even at lower temperatures. Simply great!
History of Sauna
Do you know who invented the sauna and from which country the sauna comes?
The Banja originates from Russia. Unlike the Finnish sauna, it contains more humidity. Traditionally in Russia, the Banja is heated with a wood stove. The Banja, unlike the Finnish sauna, is heated to about 70 to 90°C. Regular infusions are made with a lot of water on the hot stones of the sauna stove, which creates high humidity and allows the heat to work even more effectively. Like the sauna, the Banja is also built of wood but sometimes equipped with a "second floor" inside. Ideally, the Banja consists of three rooms: the sweat-⁄steam room, a washroom, and a relaxation room.
The precursor of today's sauna
In the stone sweat bath, sweating is done utilizing heated stones, and it is an ancient cultural asset of humankind, dating back to the Stone Age. It is believed to have spread with the peoples of East Asia, where the first finds of the stone sweat bath can be found, across the Bering Strait (which at that time was still a land bridge) to North America and from there to Central and South America. This type of bath is found among the Eskimos in Alaska and the Indians of North, Central, and South America. With the tribes of peoples moving to the West, it spread to the Urals from East Asia. The first written records date back to two and a half thousand years ago. Finally, it found its way into the entire Mediterranean area.
The bath in the sauna: the first time
Before you start, you should consider a few things: Never go to the sauna stressed and rushed; this affects the wholesomeness of the sauna bath. Also, you should not go to the sauna hungry because that can increase the risk of collapse just as much as a too heavily loaded stomach. But now it can almost start - just pack the right "equipment":
|-||Sauna towel: extra long bath towel with two different colored or patterned sides. Every time you go to the sauna, you sit or lie down on the same side, which catches the sweat running down. In addition to this hygienic aspect, the towel also demarcates one's "territory" and can be used as a privacy screen.|
|-||1 to 2 additional towels for drying off|
|-||a well-warming bathrobe|
|-||swimwear (for the times between the sauna sessions)|
|-||care products (shower gel, creams)|
|-||reading food (a book or a magazine for the resting periods support the relaxation)|
Everything about going to the sauna, types of saunas, accessories, and specialties.
As in any place where people come together, it is necessary to observe some rules of coexistence. For your relaxation and that of other bathers, it is therefore essential to observe the following rules of conduct. In addition, these "Dos" and "Don'ts" take into account the greatest possible hygiene.
|-||Take a shower before entering the sauna and dry off afterward. Never enter the sauna wet.|
|-||Use the sauna naked.|
|-||The sauna towel lies under the whole body so that no sweat can drip onto the benches. This keeps the bench dry and clean for those who follow.|
|-||Much and loud talking is inappropriate; guests come to relax.|
|-||Before making an infusion, be sure to ask the other guests first.|
|-||Refrain from brushing and "scraping" the sweat.|
|-||Short showering of sweat before going into the plunge pool.|
Sauna bathing means heating up and cooling down the body alternately, usually two or three times. A visit to the sauna also includes a pre- and post-sauna phase. In total, you should allow two to three hours for the sauna.
|2.||sauna session (repeated once or twice)|
|-||Sauna (about 10 to 15 minutes)|
|-||possibly foot warm bath|
|-||open-air bath (breathing!)|
|-||cold water applications|
|-||cast + possibly immersion bath|
|-||foot warm bath (sitting)|
|-||Shower and body care|
What is the secret of the Banja and the sauna? Why do millions of people do this to themselves, again and again, to sweat so badly? The secret probably lies in the way it works. When bathing in the sauna, the air is heated to about 80 to 90 degrees Celsius. Here, the air acts as a mediator, gradually transferring the heat to the body. The body temperature thus increases, and one begins to sweat. To regulate the body temperature, the body releases fluid to the outside, especially from the blood, so that the blood thickens. The body tries to compensate for this fluid loss by transferring water from the body tissues into the blood. With the water, waste products and toxins are also transported into the blood and then excreted through sweat. The skin's appearance improves significantly, and the metabolism is stimulated.
To heat the skin even more, an infusion is often prepared. Here the Banja stones have a remarkably beneficial effect. They produce the typical soft sauna ( Banja ) steam. The steam is applied to the skin and provides an additional heat stimulus. Often, essential oils or other essences are added to the water during the infusion. Different moods and reactions can be evoked by the scent released. Some examples: Melissa has a relaxing effect, rosemary is stimulating, chamomile soothes the skin, eucalyptus, spruce, and pine needles have a soothing effect on the respiratory tract, and the scent of citrus fruits is effective for nervousness and lack of concentration.
In the next step, the body is cooled down again by air or water. The refreshing and stimulating cooling is as essential as the relaxing and soothing warmth beforehand. Regardless of the method used to provide cooling, the effect is always the same: Regulation of body temperature to regular 36.5 to 37 degrees Celsius, stimulation of kidney function, calming of heart rate, training for blood vessels to contract again, and promotion of blood oxygen saturation.
The alternating bath of hot and cold has the following effects:
|-||Relaxation of the muscles and stress relief.|
|-||Skin cleansing and promotion of cell regeneration|
|-||Stimulation of the metabolism|
|-||Strengthening of the immune system|
|-||Regulation of blood pressure|
|-||Improvement of blood circulation|
|-||Increase of the well-being|
"Cool all the way to the heart." (Goethe)
With all the above-mentioned forms of showering, each sauna-goer decides for themselves how long to expose which part of the body to the water jet. By the way, the rule always applies here: cool from the outside to the heart. If you still find all this rather uncool, you might be the "plunge pool" type—a real challenge, and for beginners, often one that they do not accept. You climb into the pool from above via a few steps—the water level is usually around 80 to 100 centimeters—and dive deep into the cold water a few times. Test of courage passed. Really cool guys, these plunge pool-goers! And if the water wasn't cold enough for you, you can experience an exceptional way of cooling off in winter: You can lie down in the snow to cool off.