Healthy sauna basics and introduction to whisking
Date: 2019-07-27, 11:00
Organizer : Lithuanian Bath Academy
Welcome to the studies of Lithuanian pirtis master!
A moment from Lithuanian pirtis seminar
Level I. Gourmand of healthy sauna, July 27 - 28
This is intensive introductory course of healthy sauna basics and introduction to whisking. It is targeted to zero-experience users but also suites very well for the need of more prominent sauna goer.
It consists of two intensive one day trainings, or seminars:
Upon finishing this level, student is assigned with „Gourmand of healthy steam bath“ qualification.
Our seminars are rich in practical experience.
In these two days you will be acquainted with essential details of Lithianian pirtis (traditional steam bath - sauna). You will not only watch interesting presentations and will receive a number of advices, but also participate in real gentle and healthy sweat bath ritual. We are sure this experience will change your bathing taste and unveil new ways of perception.
What to expect from these seminars?
- Live and dynamic presentation is illustrated by photos, graphic and illustrations, covering all major aspects of sauna bathing.
- Information, presented in form of discusion and direct transmission of experienced Lithuanian bath masters.
- Full procedure of traditional steam bath, self whisking, you first whisking tryout.
- Understanding about whisking, traditional Lithuanian bodywork.
- Training of light whisking.
We are sure, these two days will change your approach to bathing, give new ispiration and knowledge, how to use sauna in a diffeerent, healthy and pleasant way. You will be able to share this experience with your friends and family members, to give simple and relaxing whisking sessions.
What is next?
Afer this course you are welcome to special 2 days Summer course Sauna Plants, Mythology and Body Rithuals (July 29-30).
Also, you will have possibility to continue your studies, improving your skills of bath master.:
- Level II. Master of Family Bath
- Level III. Individual bathing procedure
- Level IV. Group Bathing Rituals
Training includs 2 practical knowledge tests (after finishing II and IV levels of studies).
Our studies always consist of themes. Please read the full list of themes. During this first day we will cover:
Steam bath basics
- Light whisking techniques
- Steam bath basics
- Self whisking
- Bodywork of the back
- Introduction to whisking
- Healthy steam bath procedure
- Plants in steam bath
- Basic whisking therory
Bodywork of the back
In this practical theme, we learn the basic techniques of gentle body touch and massage. Soft, relaxing touch is included in all basic sauna techniques and treatments - light bathing, body scrubbing, and massage. The skills on this topic will benefit further training that are included in the Professional Sauna Therapist training program.
Skills developed in the workshop
- Preparation for bodywork, laying a person down
- skin stroking
- warming rubbing
- oiling the skin
- working on the deeper subcutaneous tissue
- ergonomics and safety of movements
- effective transverse work
Healthy steam bath procedure
The first practical theme(topic) of the Bath Masters course is the Healthy Sauna Procedure. It is dedicated to learning about a healthy, bioresonant sauna. During the sauna, we go through a complete sauna procedure consisting of 4 stages:
- introductory warm-up
- sweating stimulation
- Soaking in the steam and self-bathing
This workshop is essential for those wishing to continue their studies and further their knowledge, but it is also available simply to try a healthy sauna treatment in a good sauna (often with a good gourmet sauna stove).
Introduction to whisking
A practical theme to learn and test the work of a sauna master. The first steps towards a new profession take place in a safe environment, in a good sauna, with the help of an experienced trainer. This topic is usually taught in the form of a sauna evening (a practical session in the sauna), during which the teacher introduces and demonstrates the main points of practical work in the steam room and the students try it out in practice. In this way, they have the opportunity to test themselves as future sauna practitioners and get a better idea of the level at which they would like to learn the sauna trade.
A student washes clients body in a steam room for the first time.
This theme has additional information available only to logged in users.
Light whisking techniques
Dry training - individualized teaching of effective movements
We teach a student the basics of warming: to warm the client's body safely and evenly and gradually cool him so he can safely and calmly leave the hotroom without the supervision of a bath master. Such treatment can also be performed as a full bath procedure in cases when the client is tired and wants to rest and relax.
Content of the training:
- Basic whisking movement clacification
- Contactless techniques
- Light superficial techniques
- Warming of the underskin and muscles
We work with small group and provide individual training.
Important theme and one of major aspects of sauna education that is very often neglected by even prominent bath mastership teachers. Yet it is even more complex then whisking other person.
This theme covers
- initial warming of the feet
- enhancing blood circulation
- self massage with whisks
- self whisking of shoulders, sides, back
- ergonomics of self whisking
- different postures: sitting, laying
Steam bath basics
Theoretical theme. Contens:
- Definition of steam bath
- Purpose of bath procedure
- Body reaction to heat
- Quality factors of healthy bath
- Correct heating and cooling
- Safe behaviour in sauna
- Eating and drinking in bath
- Most comon mistakes
Birutė Masiliauskienė - Lithuanian bath master, international bath instructor
Rimas Kavaliauskas - Lithuanian bath master, whisking master