National Geographic : 1947 Aug
0 No Family or Organization in Finland Would Do Without Its "Shock Treatment" Bathhouse On the shore next to the recreational field of the former Finnish Civic Guard training base on Pensar Island sits thesauna, traditional steam bath. Whenever possible, these buildings are placed beside lakes, ponds, or the sea, to permit the bathers emerging from the hot steam to plungeimmediately into cold water. Inwinter the more hardy cut holes in the ice and drop into the freezing water. A few, as did the author, roll in the snow (page 239).