Sauna is widely loved in Lithuaniua, but men practice sauna-going more often then women. This discrepancy may be explained by what we often associate with sauna – excessive heat, (excessive) alchohol consumption, party celebration, etc. Not surprising, that women do not wish to share those kinds of “pleasures” with men. Especially, if one comes to sauna to celebrate – wearing an evening dress, high heels, and having done hair for the occasion. What sane woman would wish to disintegrate her beaty-enhancing extras by entering the sauna?
Lithuanian sauna is known for using a variety of different whisks. The most popular onces – birch and oak tree whisks. However, professional sauna masters for whisking are using different trees and plants. In the same way as carpenter uses different tools for making different woodworks, sauna masters use different whisks for different purposes. Whisks can be grouped in a number of categories: