"Leil" is hot steam emerging when water is thrown on heated stones. Finding an equivalent word in English can be a tough task, but it essentially means bathing in hot steam. Leil has many benefits for those in need. It cleanses the skin and increases heart rate. When sitting in the sauna, you might feel as if it is easier to breathe and move. This is the heat doing its magic by expanding your bronchi and relaxing the joints.
Whether you are using a private sauna or a public sauna in a spa, a proper wash precedes the whisking. What's whisking? A gentle beating with branches from the forest, most commonly using birch branches. Wet leaves flying through the heat help mix the layers of air in the room and acts as a gentle massage increasing circulation. Novice "saunaline" ("sauna user") should take it easy, and sit on the lowest steps first. The optimal time one should spend in the sauna should be no longer than 30 minutes. When you feel all heated up, get ready for the fun side of sauna - rolling in the grass, a lake or just letting the steam evaporate on a quiet evening in the nature. The water from the whisk is an equally nature-loving way to rinse yourself off.