ASBA is a new not-for-profit association that aims to promote sauna culture in Australia. Established in 2016 by a group of passionate volunteers, ASBA has already become Australia’s representative in the International Sauna Association.
We have a long list of goals – we call it a sprawling vision for a better world. We aim to build a new Australian sauna culture. Become a member to help us make this dream a reality!
We are currently in the process of building the organisation.
If you are keen to support the growth of sauna culture in Australia, please consider becoming an ASBA Foundation Member:

While we continue to build content, check out the following links to learn more:

ASBA’s Goals:
A sprawling vision for a better world
The ABSA Constitution:
Architecture of a dream
Not Just Sauna
The scope of ASBA
Run a story about ASBA – come have a sauna with us!

International Journal of Sauna Studies (IJSS) – Meeting #1 MINUTES

Dear Sauna Friends,

It has been two months since the wonderful Sauna Congress at Kukkolaforsen. Hopefully everyone has been able to return to good saunas at home. 

As many of you know, the first Business Meeting of the International Journal of Sauna Studies (IJSS) was held on the final day of the Congress. I am pleased to attach the minutes of this business meeting to all participants of the XVII International Sauna Congress.

It was a successful discussion, with representation from 9 countries. If all goes well, we will publish some papers from the Congress by early next year. We are also hoping to organise an IJSS research symposium in 2019, with the aim of developing standards for international sauna research. 

As you will see in the document, IJSS_BusinessMeeting1_June2018_MINUTES.pdf
there is also a plan to create the International Sauna Research Network (ISRN). This will be a free mailing list to connect international sauna people who are interested in sauna research. More information about the ISRN and related plans will be announced in coming days. 

The Svenska Bastuakademien will also circulate a summary of the first day from the Congress. This will be emailed shortly. 

In the meantime, if anyone has further comment about the IJSS project, you are welcome to 

Many thanks — and happy sweating to all!

Warm regards, 
Jack Tsonis