When we think of ancient Estonian wellness retreats, the first thing that comes to mind is definitely sauna. Sauna is ingrained in Estonian culture and continues to be so for generations after generations. Estonians have inhabited northeastern Europe for millennia and picked up many ancient folk wisdom along the way to stimulate both their bodies, souls, and spirits in harsh Northern conditions. This includes fasting, sauna rituals, and the use of medicinal plants.
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The Smoke sauna traditions of Old Võromaa is marked as intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. You can try this ancient tradition on your very own skin at Mooska Farm , Maria Farm, and Laugu Farm.
A traditional sauna session lasts at least three hours and the smoke sauna of Mooska Farm can comfortably accommodate eight people. The rich aroma of burning wood is complemented by a pleasant scent of birch boughs and sauna honey.