Lithuanian pirtis ABC
Date: 2022-10-08, 10:00
Organizer : Lithuanian Bath Academy
Short practical introduction to Ltihuanian pirtis in Japan with a bit of local flavour - we used local whisks and local beauty treatment products, but followed a clasical Lithuanian steam bath scenario, which has 4 stages:
First round (Winter)
Soft warming up. Making friends with the space.
Second round (Spring)
Remind our bodies they are liquid! Promoting of sweating, skin washing. Salt. Soft wisking.
Third round (Summer)
Hot procedures. Hot steam. Whisking.
Fourth round (Autumn)
Beauty treatments, masks. Deep scrub, massage. Honey. Coming back to the body. Silence.
It is a pleasant and fun way to start your pirtis experience!
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