For a hearty dose of both fire and ice, Embrace North is a destination for thermaculture lovers in Linden Hills. The campus offers two wood-fire saunas, two cold baths for plunging in between sweat sessions, and with memberships for just $29.95 a month, it’s one of the most accessible and affordable sauna options in Minneapolis.
Enjoy all of the classic hot-and-cold elements of a communal bathing ritual at Watershed Spa and Baths in St. Anthony Main. A restorative melange of treatments from a wide variety of wellness traditions, the experience combines showers, soaking tubs, sauna and steam areas, cold plunge pool, and rest areas for hydrating and hyping yourself up for the next cycle of self-care.
Blending a Scandinavian-style sauna experience with private oasis vibes, the Nordic Nook caters to folks who want their own slice of thermaculture paradise. Picture a private, reservable backyard barrel sauna (wood-fired, naturally), hammocks and cozy yurts for lounging, a stone-lined cold plunge pond, and a fire pit—kind of like an urban Airbnb mashed up with a backwoods cabin retreat. (Want some company during your sauna time? A trio of retired sledding huskies are available for canine companionship.)