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Rising Embers: a woodfired sauna experience in Newlyn

Woodfired sauna in Newlyn with sea views

On a sunny morning in June, we were delighted to start the day with an invitation to experience a magical morning session with Rising Embers Sauna in the beautiful fishing village of Newlyn. Established at the start of 2023, owner Jenny, who is passionate about the benefits of regular sauna use, has created a sanctuary in Newlyn, fulfilling her vision to warm the hearts of wild swimmers.

The barrel-shaped sauna at Rising Embers in Newlyn

Nestled in an ocean-side oasis, the Finnish-inspired wood-fired mobile sauna is tucked away on Newlyn Green with reaching views across Mounts Bay. We were greeted by Jenny in this beautiful spot, and introduced to the benefits of sauna use, as well as the all-important safety elements. Stepping inside the sauna, we were met with an instantly warming embrace from the heat coming off the hot coals. Beautifully scented essential oils are supplied to add to the coals, which we loved as it added to the whole experience, enlivening our senses with soothing aromas. Setting the timer to fifteen minutes, we sat back and sighed, relaxing as we soaked up the views of Mounts Bay, letting the heat warm our bodies and minds.

Sea swimming in Penzance

As the first fifteen minutes came to an end, Jenny advised we step back outside to cool off, with the option of a sea swim or having a bucket of cold water thrown over us (with plans to include a cold plunge barrel in the future!). We all chose to go ahead with both, making the most of the extreme temperature transitions, something that has been practised in Finland for centuries as part of their traditional hot and cold therapy. Jenny supplies water to drink, so after a refreshing glass or two, we headed back into the bliss of the sauna. Some of us chose to apply the complementary almond oil to our hair as well; what a treat! With our body temperatures cooled, we strolled back to Rising Embers’ coastal haven, excited to embrace the benefits of the sauna once more. 

Someone adding water and essential oils to the hot coals in the wood-fired sauna in Cornwall

We felt truly relaxed after our second session in the sauna and took a moment to cool in the deck chairs with a glass of water before getting ready to go. Feeling refreshed, reenergised, and reinvigorated, we couldn’t think of a better way to start a day. 

We highly recommend booking a session at Rising Embers Sauna; you can choose from half an hour or an hour, or you can opt for a one-hour private session. The sauna is available to book on Friday and Saturday mornings, with additional events taking place throughout the week. Keep an eye on the website and social media for the most up-to-date health and wellbeing classes, which include use of the sauna. 

We’re delighted to share that Jenny has kindly offered all our guests a 10% discount; simply add the code Aspects10 at the checkout to receive 10% off a 30 min sauna session!

A sign propped up against the wood-fired sauna Rising Embers in Newlyn

The benefits of sauna use:

Saunas have been used for centuries and traditionally come from Nordic nations. Here are a few of the benefits from regular use of a sauna: 

• Speeds up recovery after exercise and relieves pain

• Improves blood pressure

• Improves cardiovascular health and lowers cholesterol

• Boosts your immune system

• Relaxes, destresses, decreases anxiety, and benefits overall mental health

• It’s a great way to practise self-care

• It’s a unique and fun activity to enjoy as you socialise with friends

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