As an integral part of Finnish culture, the sauna is something you simply must experience when visiting. The sauna is a wonderful place to relax and unwind after a long day. It increases metabolism, improves the blood flow while reducing blood pressure and makes it easier to breathe. Sauna has been considered as a cure for all illnesses from the flu to arthritis. An old Finnish saying goes: if booze, tar, and sauna do not cure your illness, then you probably won’t make it.