ASBA isn’t just a sauna association – we are a sweat bathing association. That means we support all manner of sweat bathing activities, including saunas, steam rooms, sweat lodges, and even hot springs. Technically hot-springs are a different category of bathing (using hot water, not hot air), but we’re still happy to include them in our scope until any specific national associations arise for this purpose.
But despite our broad scope, ASBA is fundamentally a sauna association. We are Australia’s member in the International Sauna Association, and our aim is to build a new Australian sauna culture.
This section of the website contains information about the world of sauna.
Use the top menu to navigate, or use the following links:
- What is sweat bathing?
- Health information
- History & culture
- Technology & design
- Sauna research
- Sauna in Australia
If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org – we’d love to hear from you!
This information will be regularly updated. At present we are still getting things organised. If you want to stay in touch with all new developments, you should become an ASBA Foundation Member.