Sauna culture heats up in North America

Relaxing the old fashioned way

In most North American spas services are done to you. Key concepts for The Lost Faucet is its self-directed and personalized experience. It is more affordable than most day spas, but is casual, comfortable, and relaxing. We have a ‘you know you best’ philosophy. As such, we offer self-administered foot soaks, body scrubs, lufas, facials and body hydration for purchase. A major draw for hard core sweaters is the complimentary Aufgusses (intense infused vapour wafted with towels) and infusions (an aroma infused – often mentholated water – that is placed over the hot sauna rocks and produces a pleasurable vapour). Bathers can also booking in for the deluxe ‘Banya Experience’ (a tradition of stimulating the sweating process through whisking with tree bundles).

These are the key ingredients to raising the body temperature in order to sweat and cool, which is how clients reach their optimum health benefits. Though the urban sauna house model is drawn from northern and eastern European traditions, there has been a resurgence of the hot, cold and resting cycle in North America. Quebec is known for its large sauna complexes that are expanding westward in Canada. We have seen large Nordic-style spas open in Winnipeg, Whistler, and and Kananaskis. Meanwhile, in the mid-west USA and the Pacific Northwest USA, we are seeing smaller mobile style, urban and traditional natural saunas emerge. And now, The Lost Faucet brings the best of sauna bathing to the Comox Valley!