Things You Should Know!
What is a wood-fired sauna like?
It’s an experience! Kōv Sauna is heated by a wood-fired stove which creates relaxing steam when water is poured over the hot sauna rocks. Your senses will be elevated and you will experience feelings of incredible relaxation and rejuvenation.
How hot is the sauna?
The average temperature during a session is between 160-180°F.
What is a sauna session like?
A typical sauna session consists of three rounds that last between 12-15 minutes per round. In between rounds you exit the sauna to cool off outside and relax until you’re ready to jump back in for the next round. The perfect sauna equation is a thermal cycle consisting of: hot, cold, relax, (re)hydrate, and repeat!
How many people can fit in the sauna?
The sauna can comfortably seat up to 8 people at a time. For the public Community Sessions, the capacity is capped at 6 people max.
What is a Community Session?
Community Sessions are open to the public. In the true spirit of sauna, you will share the experience with up to 6 fellow community members. You’ll have the chance to make new friends or join old friends for a 75-minute sauna session. Feel rejuvenated following the traditional sauna cycle of heat, cool down, (re)hydrate, rest, and repeat!
What are Private Sessions like?
Private sessions aren’t open to the public and can be booked exclusively for you and your friends to enjoy. Private sessions last 90-minutes and can accommodate up to 8 guests. During a Private session you’ll have plenty of time to socialize and cycle through rounds of hot and cold, relaxation and hydration to recharge your system.
Private sessions have tiered based pricing. The more people you invite, the more you save!
1-2 people: $110/session
3-4 people: $180/session
5-8 people: $275/session
What are Private Guided Sessions like?
A Guided Session can be added to a Private Session exclusively for you and your group to enjoy. You will have a guide who will lead you through several rounds of sauna steam aromatherapy using essential oils while sharing aspects of sauna culture and practices from around the world. You’ll have plenty of time to socialize and cycle through rounds of hot and cold, relaxation and hydration to recharge your system.
How should I prepare?
You will work up a good sweat while in the sauna so please come well hydrated! Please arrive early to allow time for parking. Show up dressed and ready to hop in the sauna! It's ok to eat a light snack before your session but it's not recommended to eat a large meal before using the sauna. Consult a medical professional to make sure you are healthy enough to use the sauna.
What time do I arrive?
Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled session to allow time to park and get ready.
Where can I park?
On-street parking (2-hour limit) is available on Pacific Street and other side streets in the surrounding neighborhood.
**Please do not park in Moon Water Cafe's parking lot
Is there a spot to change?
Kōv Sauna is operating as a “pop up” at its current location (606 N. Lawe Street, Appleton, WI 54911), please come dressed and ready to hop in the sauna! Space is limited so please bring minimal possessions and plan to keep personal items in your car.
How is the sauna cleaned?
The sauna is cleaned and aired out after every session. Surfaces are wiped down with a gentle cleaner. The heat and high temperatures of the sauna make it a sterile environment. If you are feeling unwell, please reschedule your session.
Do you host private events or do pop ups at other locations?
We have some pretty fun things in the works! If you have an idea for a private event or collaboration, please get in touch at email@example.com and let's discuss!
Is there an age requirement?
If a guest is a minor younger than 18 years old, permission from a parent or legal guardian is required. Minors under the age of 18 are only allowed to use the sauna under direct adult supervision. Minors under the age of 18 are only allowed to use the sauna if accompanied and supervised by an adult.
What should I wear & bring to my session?
Swimsuit or athletic shorts and tank top/sports bra; Flip-flops or easy to slip on/off shoes; Two large towels (one to sit on and one to wrap up in outside during cool down periods). A bathrobe is nice to wear during cool down periods, but not required. A large water bottle (not metal or glass) to stay hydrated. Please do not attend your scheduled sauna session if you are not feeling well, please contact us to reschedule.