Hosts & Locations
Christine Rose - Guide & Co-host Sauna Aufguss
Elizabet Kurumlu: Turkish Hammam
Guide & Co-host
Samuel Aarnio - Guide & Co-host Finland
Miki Tokairin: Guide & Co-host
Native American Sweatlodge
Guide & Co-host TBD
About Perfect Sweat
In this documentary series, sweat bathing guru Mikkel Aaland, author of the 70s classic, Sweat, teams up with local guides and hosts and retraces his steps in search of the Perfect Sweat. What he finds after nearly 45 years is an explosive rebirth of the ancient bathing traditions, traditions which include community rituals that are meant to revive the human spirit and change the world.
The Sweat Bath
In Finland and much of the modern world, the sweat bath is known as the sauna. In the Middle East the sweat bath is known as the hammam, in Mexico the temescal, in Russia the banya and among native Americans, it is known as the sweat lodge.
Each bathing culture has their passionate devotees, unique history, rituals, and architecture. Throughout recorded human time, the sweat bath in its many forms has comforted, healed, and strengthened the social bonds between rich and poor, young and old, strong and the weak.
So sit back and relax, and travel with us on this amazing and unique adventure!
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