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Markus Baur baur at chello.at
Sat Jan 15 06:15:49 GMT 2022


yes .. they do

you can find bundles of birch twigs (with leaves on) in finnish super 
markets, usually in the frozen goods section (i was pretty surprised 
when i saw that for the first time)

https://www.myownsauna.com/twigs-vasta-or-vihta/

servus

markus

Am 15.01.2022 um 03:07 schrieb Mark Goldfield:
> 
> In New York City, the Russian and Turkish Baths offers a whipping with oak twigs that they call "platza."  I believe similar sauna practices exist in Finland.
> 
> Mark
> On Jan 14, 2022, at 7:16 PM, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Russains also like whipping themselves  with birch twigs. They believe it
> increases blood circulation while they sit in the sauna. I don't think this
> practice is done in the US either.


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