Spa + Wellness

World's Top Spots to Sweat

by Anja Mutić

Care for a little sweet steaming to ease the midwinter blues? Not only is it a surefire way to rid yourself of impurities and relax the muscles, but you might even bond with some of your fellow sweaters—well, it is hot and dark, and you're unlikely to be wearing much. While we won't meddle in your love life (though we advise you to keep it G-rated in public places), we are happy to play matchmaker when it comes to finding the perfect place to heat things up, be it a snow sauna in Finland, a hot sand bath in Japan (pictured), or a traditional hammam in Turkey. After that, the rest is up to you—genius is, after all, 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.

Published February 2011. Pictured: Hot Sand Bath, Japan

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