Posted on 2023-04-04
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Discover AUFGUSS - multi-sensory ritual inside the sauna

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Describe what will happen during the experience

Aufguss is a multi-sensory ritual inside the sauna lasting approximately 15 minutes. The Aufguss master works with water and a towel using techniques to circulate heat throughout the sauna.

There are six core elements which combine to create Aufguss:

Heat: Gradually increasing the heat. It’s crucial near the end of the session the temperature is brought up to the highest point to make adrenaline peak and release endorphins.
Essential oils: These give the fragrance experience along with the benefits of the selected essential oils.
Towel work: This is an art. Aufguss Masters train in specific techniques. The waving, if performed gracefully is very beautiful to watch.
Lighting/ambience: This can help set the mood. Aufguss can use natural light or darkness. It is also possible to utilise coloured lights.
Music: Waving the towel choreographed to music increases the sense of performance.
Style: The Aufguss Master is a key element in determining the overall style and how they guide guests through the experience to combine all elements.

The Aufguss ritual is designed to enhance the benefits of a sauna session to heightening levels of endorphins and serotonin.
The ritual will leave guests feeling both mentally and physically revived. Benefits range from a meditative state of mind to improving cardiovascular strength, boosting the immune system, as well as alleviating pain.
Different essential oils can be utilised for different outcomes. For instance, peppermint can be used as a revitalising oil, lavender for calm and eucalyptus to clear the airways.


There are two types of Aufguss; one for ‘Show or Performance’ and one for ‘Wellbeing’. At Rudding Park we focus on the well-being and offer spa guest

Purpose of the experience

Lightly shaking the whisk releases natural essential oils into the air and a gentle stroking of the skin, with the whisk, releases a hot airwave over the body.

Will there be a physical touch between the recipient and the creator?


Location of the experience

  • Venue

Risks involved

sauna risks

Who should avoid it? Under 18? Pregnant? Allergies and phobias?

under 18

Should the recipient source medical advice prior to this experience?


Do you offer medical advice for this experience?


Your bio and contact

Rudding Park Hotel

How do you take payments?

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