Calistoga Sauna

Though most civilizations around the world have always possessed some type of sweat bath, the Finns are particularly famous for it. Even when their peoples lived a nomadic existence, they most likely carried around a portable sweat lodge like the ones used by American Indians. This was actually a common practice for many wandering societies in ancient times, as saunas provided a very simple, efficient, and relaxing way to satisfy the innate human need to feel clean and rejuvenated.