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Healthy sauna basics and introduction to whisking

Date: 2019-10-05, 10:00

This is an intensive and fun introductory course of healthy sauna basics and whisking. It is targeted to zero-experience users but also suits the more seasoned sauna goer. Lithuanian and Baltic sauna traditions incorporate steam, leaf whisking and various natural bathing practices.

The course consists of two intensive one day workshops

Day one. Steam bath ABC.

self whiskig in sauna
You will learn self whisking for your own benefit

This is will be the first day of your journey to heathy steam bathing. You will be acquainted with the essential details of the Lithuanian Pirtis (traditional steam-bath sauna). There will be presentations and Q and As and you will also participate in sweat bath rituals.

Day two. Light whisking.

More in-sauna practice of the body-work you learned on day 1 in hot sauna conditions.
On finishing the 2nd day, the student is awarded the "Gourmand of healthy steam bath“ qualification.

The course includes free guided sauna group session with Birute on Friday 4th at 7pm

Themes covered

  • Body reaction to heat

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    Žmonės visais laikais aiškiai žinojo, kad garinė pirtis naikina nuovargio jausmą, pataiso savijautą ir sveikatą. Tačiau jos poveikio mechanizmai yra labai kompleksiniai ir tyrinėjami iki pat šių dienų.  Bendras pirties šilumos poveikio žmogaus organizmui supratimas yra labai svarbus ir būtinas kiekvienam žmogui, imančiam į rankas garo samtį ir kuriančiam jo šeimos narius, draugus ar klientus pirtyje šildantį pirties mikroklimatą.

    Kad pirtis būtų ne tik įdomi, bet ir saugi bei naudinga.

    Temoje išdėstoma

    • žmogaus kūno sistemų anatomijos ir fiziologijos pradmenys.
    • žmogaus kūno šilimo pirtyje dėsningumai
    • odos ir poodžio reakcija į šildymą
    • kraujotakos sistemos reakcija į pirties karštį
    • prakaitavimo dėsningumai ir nauda
    • raumenų ir jungiamojo audinio reakcija į šildymą
    • naujausi moksliniai tyrimai apie pirties poveikį sveikatai
    • pirties grūdinamoji reikšmė
    • kūno detoksikacijos pirtyje pagrindai
    • nervų sistemos reakcijos į pirtį pagrindai
    • kontraindikacijos einantiems į pirtį

    Tema dėstoma jau mažiausiai 10 metų. Jos klausėsi ir teigimai įvertino: Prof. Jurgis Brėdikis, prof. Algimantas Kirkutis, sveikatos švietėjas Dainius Kepenis, Ajurvedos daktaras Partap Chouchan, Tarptautinos Saunos Asociacijos prezidentas Risto Elomaa ir namažai kitų saunos ir pirties specialistų.

    Tema dėstoma netradiciškai, parodomas funkcinis organizmo sistemų ryšys ir jų reakcija į pirties šilumą siekiant savarankiško studentų mąstymo ir gilesnio kūne vykstančių procesų supratimo. Remiasi moksliniais tyrimais ir gausia literatūra.


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  • 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.

    Darbo su kūnu įvadas. Pirtis.lt.
    A student washes clients body in a steam room for the first time.


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  • Light whisking techniques

    Relaksacinio vanojimo mokymas
    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:

    1. Basic whisking movement clacification
    2. Contactless techniques
    3. Light superficial techniques
    4. Warming of the underskin and muscles

    We work with small group and provide individual training.


  • Plants in steam bath

    A lot of herbal and plant remedies are used in the Lithuanian sauna. Not only whisks but different herbal teas, infusions, scents, cosmetic masks. As soon as the pirtis door is opened, the pleasant aroma of plants gives off. There are bouquets of fragrant herbs in the ceiling, not just for the sake of beauty. And where are all the mysterious ointments, infusions, extracts, oils, powders, and other mysterious things that alchemists often juggle with bottles as experienced bathers, creating a whole bouquet of bath sensations ...

    Curious? This is our aim - get you acquainted with plants, herbal bath tools. This is a 2 hour theoretical course where we will discuss the most commonly used plants in the bath and the products made from them, as well as practical tips.

    This theme has additional information available only to logged in users.
  • Self whisking

    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

    This theme belongs to  Healthy steam bath ABC seminar and opens the whole course of bath mastership studies.

Presented by

Birutė Masiliauskienė - bath master, educator

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