★★★ 4 real customer reviews average rating: 2.9 stars
4 Stars By Buyer on 2004-08-22
Good, but with one caution
This book is a good introduction for the newcomer. It contains much useful information, including a discussion of health benefits that is not overstated. The price is right, as well. My only complaint is the implication that there is a right way and a wrong way to sauna. With regard to maximum measurable health benefits, the author may be correct. However, half the magic of the sauna is developing a routine that is comfortable and enjoyable. While I recommend this book, I would also encourage others to visit the Finnish Sauna Society's website, or Mikkel Aaland's website entitled "Sweat". Using his name as a keyword should get you there. In this way the reader can review the many aspects of the sauna. Enjoy!
1 Stars By K. Peterson on 2007-09-30
Content Free Reading
I found this book basically content free as I was looking for a book that would give me in depth details of the health benefits of sauna and how to use it most effectively. Buy this book if you know nothing about sauna and don't really care if you learn anything more than the varieties that are available.
5 Stars By Russell W. Lewis on 2005-10-25
A useable resource...
This ia a pretty well done text. It proved to be a valuable resource with the construction of my sauna.
2 Stars By Michael A. Duvernois on 2009-06-02
Nothing here that a couple of minutes with google and wikipedia wouldn't give you
Not content-free so much as basic-beyond-belief. There's nothing wrong with the book's contents, but it's a mighty thin effort to get our money when so much more information is only a click or two away.