With the stress of the holidays approaching, finding time to relax is essential. A sauna is an easy way to de-stress while promoting overall wellness. Unwind alone, or bring a friend, and watch your worries evaporate into the steam.

Nurture Through Nature | Denmark
Nestled into 33 acres of forested mountains, Nurture Through Nature is a solar-powered, off-grid retreat in western Maine with a traditional Finnish wood-fired sauna. Sauna sessions can be booked on Fridays year-round, on Sundays in April through September, and on Saturdays in October through March. Be sure to book in advance as it can take up to two-and-a-half hours for the sauna to reach therapeutic temperatures.

Destination Health MDI | Bar Harbor
Bring a friend, or not, to Mount Desert Island’s only infrared sauna. Choose from six different settings that tout a variety of health benefits, such as skin purification, acute and chronic pain relief, improved circulation, and detoxification. The state-of-the-art infrared sauna is similar to a sunny day and radiates heat more in tune with body temperature.

Little Red Sauna | Portland
Maine’s first mobile sauna launched in September and brings the fire right to your door. The traditional Finnish wood-fired sauna seats up to six people, and the stove is stoked from the outside to allow for more natural space and privacy. The traveling sauna can be rented for bachelorette parties, anniversaries, corporate events, festivals, and more. Add-on services include massages, facials, and sauna products.

Camden Whole Health | Camden
Choose between a traditional sauna or an infrared sauna at Camden Whole Health. The traditional sauna is heated to a much higher temperature than the infrared sauna, but the infrared sauna uses panels and heats the skin rather than the air, allowing for more sweating and greater promotion of detoxification pathways in the body.

Heaven and Earth Massage and Day Spa | Windham
Heaven and Earth also offers a full-spectrum infrared sauna with customizable settings. Each sauna session ranges in length from 30 to 45 minutes and are $25 per wellness treatment. As a bonus, a massage or facial at the day spa can be added for an additional $15.

Riverview Sauna, Spa, and Massage | Bowdoinham
Escape to the woods of Bowdoinham to find a Finnish-style sauna room at Riverview Sauna, Spa, and Massage. The room is lined with red cedar benches that comfortably seats five. Pour a small amount of water over hot rocks to create steam in the room; cool down with a nearby shower to maximize your stay in the steam.

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