There’s nothing quite like it.
A long steam in a sauna followed by a bracing dip in the sea is one of the most reinvigorating things you can do to brush off the cobwebs, and now that we’re all looking for ways to continue enjoying the outdoors as winter rolls in, The Warming Wagon has come up with the goods.
Owner Tadgh Driscoll has announced that his luxury wood-fired beach sauna will be opening at Myrtleville every Saturday from 9am until 9pm, starting on September 5th.
A second weekly date is being finalised for East Cork (either Inch Beach, Gyleen or Roches Point) for one day midweek or on Sunday, depending on demand.
That means there are two regular opportunities to enjoy the heat of the Warming Wagon, which boasts a huge panoramic window so you can watch the waves as you relax inside.
Saunas have been used to boost wellbeing for thousands of years. The dry heat raises the heart rate, improving circulation and promoting a zen feeling of relaxation.
In fact, studies show that getting your sweat on regularly could half the risk of high blood pressure (a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke) in men.
“The sauna has always been something irregular that I’ve been running whenever I can slot in a swim and sauna but people have been really asking for regular slots for the last 2.5 years so here goes,” Tadgh told his social media followers.
“The sauna really shines in the autumn and winter months with spectacular sunrises and sunsets and it’s my favourite time of year to swim and sauna.
“As it originated at Inch beach, Gyleen and Roches Point, East Cork and we have a fab wellness community around the sauna over there it will run once a week in East Cork either midweek or a Sunday.”
One-hour slots are €30 per person and €25pp for members of Myrtleville Swim Club or the Seaside Sauna Wellness Club. Booking is open now via Instagram.