“The sauna is the poor man’s pharmacy.”
That’s the traditional Finnish saying. The Finns learned years ago that the sauna is not just a bath; it provides a sense of psychological peace and contentment as well as physical rejuvenation. Many people claim that the sauna relieves the symptoms of minor illnesses such as colds, revives the muscles after tough physical exertion, and clears the body of toxins.
The Uljas Koitto Temperance Society promotes temperance, morality, and healthy living through the benefits and virtues of the traditional Finnish sauna. Founded by Finnish immigrants in 1892, UKTS provides an environment free from the influence of alcohol.
The sauna is open to the public on Saturday’s, mid-April to mid-November. Winter saunas are held every other week mid-November through mid-April along with New Years Day and other special events.
We invite you to come on down and join us!
Donations are always appreciated.
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Sauna cancelled until further notice.
Though MA law permits operations, during the mandatory covid-19 closure construction was begun and is ongoing.
Check back, reopening schedule will be announced here.
Access to UKTS grounds is closed.
All events postponed until further notice.
UKTS policy prohibits private use/rental.
Dues renewal is postponed until further notice.
Dues can only be renewed in person when we reopen.
After careful review of current situations and ongoing conversations with the UKTS Board of Directors, we have made the decision to cancel public saunas and all camp activities cancelled until further notice.
The health and safety of our Members, Friends of UKTS, and Guests is always our top priority and the primary factor in our decision.
While potential risk remains low for individuals to contract the coronavirus (COVID-19), we understand and support the official advisement and desire by many to limit travel and group gatherings.
We will continue to monitor the situation and make a determination on future saunas and camp functions based on official government advisories. Check back here for updates to our schedule.
COMING FOR THE FIRST TIME ?
UKTS IS CASH ONLY
Ticket sales begin at 2pm ---- Last ticket sold 7pm
Lodge closes at 7pm (including coffee, snacks, bathroom)
All must be dressed & out of sauna building by 8pm
GUEST Sauna $40
YOUTH 13 - 18 $8
CHILDREN 12& under $2
Children must be accompanied & supervised by an adult at all times
There is a tip jar for sauna master/custodian
Coffee table treats by donation
The period to renew dues or become a Friend of UKTS has closed until it is safe to reopen.
Make a donation to UKTS
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Winter Sauna Season
November - April
Dec-March: Every other Saturday
2:00 - 8:00pm
check calendar for schedule
Summer Sauna Season
May - October
Saturdays 3:00 - 9:00pm