The Finnish Society of Melbourne is a non-profit organisation planning to build a community Sauna at the Finnish House in Altona on its premises. Sauna is a very integral part of the Finnish culture, and it is proven to have considerable positive effects on the well-being of one’s mind, body and soul. The Finnish Society would like nothing more than to introduce and share the social and health benefits of traditional Finnish Sauna culture to the local community and for the wider Finnish community in Melbourne. Building of a community Sauna is a project long overdue. It has been requested for by our members, and we have also had interest from the local community. When finished, the Sauna will complement other services in the area, such as the local swimming school etc. The Finnish society is seeking to open up the doors of the Finnish house to the local population and to offer the community a place to relax and rejuvenate in. Building of the Sauna is due to begin in September 2016 and will be finished by the end of the year. The Sauna will be available for everyone; individuals, companies, families or other small groups for a small fee. Let the relaxation begin!

user picture Tanja Tuominen · 12 months ago · 129 votes · 11 comments
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Oh please yes.
Karen Piippo · 12 months ago
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I definitely support this!
Ian Burness · 12 months ago
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A sauna, yes.
Heikki Harli · 12 months ago
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Great!
Tiina Huttu-Vallis · 12 months ago
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It is needed by all Finns living in Melbourne
Markku Ikonen · 12 months ago
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Yaaassss! ⚪️
Sarah Ryan · 12 months ago
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Definately needed!
Katarina Aikio · 12 months ago
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I can't wait to go to a Finnish sauna in Melbourne! Great idea
Annabel Järvinen · 12 months ago
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Hyvä Suomi !!!
Jaakko Ponsi · 12 months ago
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This is needed because the commercial saunas are not true to our culture. And it is the same in Estonia, Lithuanian and Latvian communities.
Paula Walin-Bates · 12 months ago
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Janica Place Piritta Murfett Susanna Van Der Heyden Melody Jumpponen Anneli Jortikka Alana Kosklin Tiina Marett Anne Mannila Heidi Fält Riina Aapa Katarina Aikio Saara Saara Jaakko Ponsi Annabel Järvinen Niina Kautto Kati Bethune Krisse Rintanen Kaisu Tönkyrä Sarah Ryan Miia Karvinen Taru Aalto Aaron Paraiso Paivi Paivi Tanja Tuominen Laila Kähkönen