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Beach sauna opens on Isle of Wight

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The Isle of Wight’s first beach sauna has opened in Freshwater Bay, providing an opportunity to indulge in heat therapy alongside invigorating swims on one of the Island’ most picturesque beaches.

Rob da Bank, a celebrated DJ, music promoter and festival mastermind, has unveiled the mobile wood-fired sauna as the latest addition to the Slow Motion wellness brand, which he runs with his wife Josie.

The wood-fired sauna, which can accommodate up to 8 people, warms bodies from the inside out. Saunas are said to promote relaxation, improve circulation, lower blood pressure, improve the immune system, reduce joint soreness and improve mood.

Sauna goers can enjoy stunning views of the sea through a panoramic mirrored window.

The beach itself is covered in a mixture of grey flint and chalk pebbles that make a unique sound as the waves rise and fall onto the shore.

To enjoy the full benefits of contrast therapy, Rob suggests spending time in the sauna, before dipping in the sea and repeating.

For twelve years, Rob and Josie have lived on the Isle of Wight, immersing themselves in the island’s unique charm.

As enthusiastic cold-water swimmers, they, along with their four sons, cherish not only the vibrant beach culture of summer but the invigorating grey winter seas too, which provide opportunities for hibernation and introspection. Wellness is a huge part of their life; Josie is a yoga teacher and Robby teaches meditation.

Rob said: “Leaving your worries at the door is a liberating and truly relaxing experience that can often result in a spiritual high and recharge of the batteries.

“We’ve been running Wim Hof breathing workshops, meditation courses, and rejuvenating sleep retreats at our home on the Isle of Wight for several years.

“The mobile sauna perfectly complements our wellness offering and we’re delighted to share the experience with visitors.”

The sauna is now open for bookings on Saturdays and Sundays between 7am and 6pm throughout July and August 2023.

Prices start from £10 per person.

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