A Cold Boost – Turku saunas and winter swimming locations
Okay, we get it, winter swimming is wonderful. But why?
Winter swimming is a fantastic example of Finnish madness. It perfectly represents the famous strength that flows through our Nordic veins. We fear not a dip into an icy hole, nor the frozen and pitch-black water underneath – more to the point, we actually enjoy it and long for the experience!
From the freezing water, we dash to another crazy hobby – sweating in a small room, more commonly known as a sauna. And that’s the method to the madness, baking steams between icy dips is key to the whole experience.
In all honesty, is there a nicer feeling than swimming in the ice and sweltering in the sauna, along with the total body euphoria that follows? No, no there is not.
Okay, we get it, winter swimming is wonderful. But why?The list of probable health benefits of ice swimming are surprisingly large. Some of these are factually researched, whilst some are simply folklore or the experiences of individuals.
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