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About Us

How did two sets of brothers from Charlotte, North Carolina, decide to start Sauna Culture? Well, first let us tell you what Sauna Culture is. “Sauna Culture” is the community and traditions around saunas all over the world. From ancient Greece and Rome to Finland and Korea, there are distinct Sauna Cultures going back tens of thousands of years. Sauna Culture’s goal is to synthesize these traditions and practices, making them accessible to Charlotte and beyond, and creating a community that prioritizes physical recovery and communal togetherness.

So, back to the question of who are the brothers behind Sauna Culture. The Zitsos brothers and the Norris brothers both grew up in Charlotte. Active athletes, the Zitsos brothers were wrestlers and the Norris brothers were competition runners, both prioritizing active recoveries. The Zitsos brothers, as wrestlers, spent much of their time in saunas but were introduced to cold water therapy as their athletic careers continued. As adults who remained active athletes, both sets of brothers began to rely more and more on recovery. While researching best practices for ice baths and saunas, they realized that there was limited availability in Charlotte. This is when the brothers began to develop Sauna Culture as a place and idea where a sense of social community is based around the idea of physical and mental recovery and well-being.

THE FAQ

Sauna Culture is a community and tradition centered around saunas from various cultures worldwide. It aims to synthesize these traditions and practices, making them accessible in Charlotte and beyond. Sauna Culture prioritizes physical recovery and communal togetherness.

We are located at 274 S Sharon Amity Rd #1, Charlotte, NC 28211 in Cotswold shopping Center. Our space is located above Y2 Yoga.

Sauna Culture provides high-quality sauna facilities designed for optimal recovery. In addition to traditional saunas, we offer three large cold plunges that are set at different temperatures for varied experience levels. There is a private salt sauna which combines traditional sauna with salt aroma therapy. Our facilities are designed to promote relaxation and well-being.

The only required item is a clean bathing suit however we also recommend you bring a refillable water bottle.

Yes each guest will have access to a men’s and women’s locker room.

Membership options are available on our website. Simply visit https://sauna-culture.com/ to explore our membership plans and benefits. We offer flexible membership options to suit your needs.

Yes, day passes are available for those who wish to experience Sauna Culture without committing to a membership. Feel free to drop by and enjoy our facilities for a single session.

Absolutely! Sauna Culture welcomes individuals of all experience levels, whether you’re new to saunas or a seasoned enthusiast. Our friendly staff is here to assist you and ensure a comfortable experience.

It’s always recommended to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new wellness routine, including sauna use. Additionally, please follow our guidelines for safe sauna usage, including staying hydrated and listening to your body’s cues.

Yes, Sauna Culture offers a sauna and cold plunge option for private gatherings up to 4 people. Contact us for more information on hosting your event at our facility.

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Pardon the interruption. Sauna Culture Charlotte will have to take a few days off to fix a broken sprinkler head, but we should be open late Monday, or early Tuesday