Prepare for your visit

If you have had a sauna house experience much of this will be familiar to you. And with that we say WELCOME HOME! For those who are new to the sauna culture, you are in for a treat. It is unlike anything you may have experienced. It might seem new and different first, but with an openness to enduring the hot and the cold you may experience the full range of sauna sensations. You may come back often and frequent sauna-ing might just change your life.  But here are some details about how The Lost Faucet works.

  • The Lost Faucet offers an authentic, hot sauna. In order to reap the benefits most people find that they must push through a certain amount of initial discomfort. The good news is that the more your do it – the better you get at it.
  • Heat-seekers 19 years or older are welcome!
  • Private group bookings and The Banya Experience require a reservation. Please contact us directly to reserve for a group. For Wednesday Social Sauna we strongly recommend to reserve a start time or you can drop in if there is space available.
  • Bring with you: 
    • a bathing suit (you may also go top-tional)
    • a towel (sweat-ers are provided with 2 towels as they are required in the sauna – you may wish to bring another)
    • non-slip indoor flipflops (you will be asked to sanitize then by submersion so rubber, non-slip flip flops are best)
    • water bottle
    • a robe if you desire (great for sitting out on the patio)
    • and a method of payment
  • You will be provided towels for use in the sauna if you did not bring your own, and shower/hair soap. We do not offer robes though you are welcome to bring your own if that is your preference. Flipflops available for purchase or on loan. You may wish to bring your own shampoo and conditioner or purchase a pine tar soap for use before/after your sauna.
  • You must sign a waiver before entering the sauna. If you have health conditions or are pregnant you should check in with your doctor before using sauna and frequent sauna-ing. Pregnant clients must provide a doctors note or sign that they have consulted with a doctor.
  • Private sauna session limit is 2.5 hours. We recommend that you go through at least 2 heat, cooling, and resting cycles. Please see recommended cycle in “The Sauna House Experience”
  • There are cold drinks for purchase. But a good sweat produces a healthy appetite. Check out our many great local restaurants in the Comox Valley for full meals.
  • Sauna can be personal or social but above all, sauna is a respectful place. Keeping your volume at a reasonable level will please the Sauna Elf. Profanity, rude talk, and disrespect of other’s sacred sweating time may result in the Sauna Elf becoming upset….