Lithuanian PIRTIS Training: 4-days Summer Camp

Date: 2021-08-10, 12:00
Organizer : Lithuanian Bath Academy

Map: Lithuania

Welcome to the studies of Lithuanian steam bath - pirtis! We announce long awaited intensive international course for those interested in the most effective ways of pirtis and leaf whisking use.

This programm is specially designed for people, wo are focused on whisking and using different plants in sauna (or pirtis). Also, it includes possibility to combine trainings and cultural experience.


Day 1. August 10. Introduction to Lithuanian Pirtis. Steam Bath ABC;
Day 2. August 11. Bodywork in sauna. Basic whisking scenario;
Day 3. August 12.  Light whisking. Effective techniques;
Day 4. August 13.  Making whisks. Using different plants in whisking.

August 14 d. We offer visiting „Pirtis Day“, traditional Lithuanian sauna festival.

We offer intense work in small groups of not more than 4-6 persons, and ready to flexible and creative, meeting your needs and interests. On the other hand, we all are still in the situation of Covid restrictions, which are not so easily predictable. So, pleace keep this in mind and be sure, we'll do all for your safety.

More information is comming soon.

Themes covered

  • 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
  • Making whisks

    Practical theme, which includes:

    • collecting and preparing twigs;
    • types of whisks;
    • ways of making whisks;
    • quality requirments;
    • conservation of whisks.
  • Recognising plants

    Excursion to the nature, looking for the plants to be used in sauna. Collecting herbs and branches for whisks. Rules of collecting plants.

  • 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
  • Whisking with different whisks

    Practical theme which includs:

    • testing different whisks;
    • whisks for steaming, whisking, heat protection, natural aromatherapy, scrubing;
    • using different types pf whisks ir whisking scenario.

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Presented by

Rimas and Birute

Rimas Kavaliauskas

Birute Masiliauskiene

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