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Handcrafted Wood-fired Sauna in Hampshire

The Fallen Willow Sauna...

Unplug from it all and enjoy the numerous benefits of heat and nature to recharge the body and soul in a traditional wood-fired sauna, handcrafted locally by Freshwater Saunas.

 

The Fallen Willow Sauna is an escape from it all “slice of paradise” off-grid sauna, surrounded by unspoilt nature peacefully situated next to “Mistletoe Lake” – a privately owned secluded lake in Cottonworth, near Stockbridge and Andover, Hampshire. 

 

Nestled within an idyllic clearing, surrounded by willow trees and wildlife, our sauna seats up to 6 people, with a picturesque panoramic view looking out over the Lake. Bathing in the heat, with the fire glimmering and steam rising, you can embrace the benefits to the mind and body through therapeutic passive heat and the exhilaration of cold-water therapy as you dip into the unspoilt lake.

 

Open all year around, available for private or community bookings for those looking to unwind, enjoy nature and to improve wellbeing. BOOK

​“The sauna was not built for saving time but for spending it well.”

— Bernhard Hillila, The Sauna Is

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Why Sauna
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The Benefits...

BENEFITS OF HEAT EXPOSURE

  • Stress & anxiety reduction

  • Improved heart health
  • Muscle pain reduction
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Eradicates toxins
  • Decreased memory illness
  • Improved deeper sleep
  • Helps fight illness
  • Improved skin health
  • Burns excess calories

BENEFITS OF COLD EXPOSURE

  • Stress & anxiety reduction

  • Improves mood & increases alertness

  • Stress & anxiety reduction

  • Improves blood circulation

  • Increase longevity of cells

  • Improves skin & hair

  • Increases metabolism

  • Increases brown (good) fat 

  • Reduces acute and chronic pain

  • Builds strong willpower & mental resilience

  • Improves fat burning

Your Health Starts Here..

“The slight smell of wood fire, the sound of flames devouring birch logs and the gentle heat given off cannot be surpassed by any other method of heating a sauna”

- Bert Jalasjaa, The Art of Sauna Building

Communal Sauna Times

TUESDAY
10:30 - 11:35
12:00 - 13:05
14:30 - 15.35

THURSDAY
10:30 - 11:35 
12:00 - 13:05

FRIDAY
12:00 - 13:05
13:30 - 14:35
14:45 - 15:50

SATURDAY
09:00 - 10.05
10:30 - 11:35
12:00 - 13:05
13:30 - 14:35

SUNDAY
10:30 - 11:35 
12:00 - 13:35

Contact us for private sessions

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About The Fallen Willow...

The Fallen Willow Sauna is the brainchild of partners Jo Caley and Jonathan Grobler, born out of a shared passion for bringing wellbeing to the community.  The name "Fallen Willow" represents "life after adversity" .  There are times when life can feel at its lowest ebb... we may feel like a fallen willow tree... broken at the roots.  Our beautiful fallen willow, full of life at the lake side, uprooted and fell, which quite often means the end of a tree's life.  However, from this broken place, the willow tree began to create new roots, find new life, new purpose and is now a thriving tree from it's new fallen position!  AND now an integral part of the sauna creation.

ABOUT JO: Jo is a yoga teacher at JOGA, a cold water swimming enthusiast and a keen advocate for healthy living; empowering and encouraging others to take control or their own health, happiness and wellbeing.

ABOUT JON: Jon, a born and bred, elephant loving South African, is an outdoor enthusiast of the countryside.. where he is often found mountain-biking, hiking or kayaking.  Jon's life motto is "This is not a practice round....!"

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