Upgrade your Vacation Week
If you are renting a house on a lake or river in Northern Michigan, there is no excuse not to rent a sauna as well. Most summer nights, the air is crisp and the water is exhilarating. Luxuriate in the heat and when you can't take it anymore, cool off while looking at the stars under the cover of darkness. In the spring and fall there is nothing better than taking a high afternoon sauna than cooling off slowly in the brilliant sun. In the frozen winter it's wonderful to get heated through to the bone while talking with people you love. When you are finished the heat will stay with you and you will sleep like never before.
We scrub our benches, floors and walls with baking soda and water after each use. Hydrogen peroxide is then sprayed throughout the sauna. 3% hydrogen peroxide is considered a stable and effective disinfectant by the CDC when used on inanimate objects. This is both effective and has low odor. Cedar and eucalyptus smell better than chemicals any day of the week.
Debrief after your favorite activity
After a long ski, surf, sail, fish, bike or hike hop right in and warm up with your comrades. Arcadia public beach and Point Betsie are two excellent spots to sauna and to warm up after an epic "down winder". We will even get it started up for you so it is hot when you arrive. Trail-heads are another favorite spot to sauna after a ski or snowshoe.
Frequent sauna use leads to a “40% decrease in all cause mortality.” Dr. Thomas H. Lee, a cardiologist at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital and founding editor of the Harvard Heart Letter says, “The cardiovascular effects of sauna have been well documented in the past. It lowers blood pressure, and there is every reason to believe that its effects are good for blood vessels.