It is hot enough here that heating things up is not needed. However there are times when heat can do so much for a person. Like at the Hasting Steam and Sauna.
Since 1926 this establishment has been at 766 Hastings Street and has offered a steam and sauna experience based on the Finnish tradition which is over 1000 years old. Some say this is the way to purify mind and body, to aid in a better life.
I went in one day and was talking a gentleman behind the counter. He even took the time to show me one of private rooms. There are six - half with a gas fired wet heat and the others with a drier electric heat. The basement sauna has two brick-fired gas saunas and the original mosaic-tiled floors. However I am not allowed to see that because it is a men's only area.
This isn't a steam room of decadent and illicit goings on. This is a place where respectable people go to relax. It is clean and bright and a pleasure to walk into. It made the idea of getting a sauna attractive. Unfortunately my disease won't let me but if you aren't heat intolerant then go for it.
Here's to finding the beauty around you.
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