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Meeting with whisks

Date: 2023-05-01, 17:00
Organizer : Lithuanian Bath Academy

Lithuania was the last pagan country in Europe, and even today, a deep connection to its roots is felt. In this tradition, it was believed that people could reincarnate as trees or herbs. Thus, by bringing plants into the sauna, we are essentially inviting our ancestors to connect with us. Each plant has its own unique personality that may resonate with you—or not. Regardless of your background, connecting with plants can touch the deepest levels of your soul. Every plant has the potential to be your friend, teacher, healer, or guide... Just hug, touch, smell, and listen to them.

Connecting with plants can make us more open to the world and to others. This connection brings playfulness, energy, trust, and joy, while also reducing stress and anxiety. It serves as a natural meditation, helping to harmonize and balance our bodies, emotions, and souls.

The Lithuanian sauna, known as "Pirtis," is incomplete without whisks and whisking. While there are numerous styles and techniques, the hallmark of the Lithuanian approach is its interactive nature. Participants aren't merely passive observers or clients—they actively engage in the process, and the bathmaster adjusts accordingly. Be prepared to move, play, dance, breathe, laugh, and be touched by whisks and steam as we co-create this immersive experience. It's a partnership between you, the bathmaster, and the whisks.

Experience renewed energy and enjoy both physical and emotional relaxation.

Whisks and whisking

The most attractive pirtis treatment, performed using steam and special leaf whisks. Sometimes described as phyto-thermo massage.

In Lithuanian tradition, whisks and particularly birch has long been associated with spring, youth, protection, and positive transformations. It is the quintessential plant used for bathing and promoting physical, emotional, and mental purification. In this evening, we will employ birch and some other plant whisks to cleanse our bodies, leaving us feeling younger, revitalized, and joyful.

Benefits

Attending sauna gives significant and in most cases long lasting positive effect on both physical and emotional state of clients. Experience skin cleansing, rejuvenation, and energizing.

  • Physical and emotional relaxation;
  • Boosting immune system;
  • Warming up muscles, joints and tissues, relief of pain;
  • Detoxification, skin cleaning, anti-cellulitic effect;
  • Connection with nature;
  • Community, connection with other people;
  • Spiritual connection, primal form of meditation.

Meeting with whisks It is a pleasant and fun way to start your pirtis experience!

Presented by

Rimas and Birutė

Rimas Kavaliauskas and Birutė Masiliauskienė - Lithuanian bath masters international bath instructors

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