Fad Saoil Saunas are Ireland's first professional mobile Health and Wellness sauna service.
They provide the facility of an outdoor mobile sauna in urbanised swimming spots around the country.
Sauna’s in the past have been regarded as a “luxury facility” and only accessible to those willing to pay for such luxury.
Fad Saoil Saunas brand is built around “Longevity” and the prolonging of life by making people aware of how making such miniscule life decisions can have such an impact on an individual’s life. The communicational process of sauna and its complimentary health benefits must be communicated.
Physical & Mental Recovery Benefits ;
The Sauna is the perfect “hot cold” immersion therapy. Enhancing the natural elements of the Irish Coast lines with their top spec sauna service promotes both Irish Sea swimming and mental/physical recovery. The experience is addictive. It is like pressing a reset button both for your body and your mind.
Fad Saoil Saunas gives you a physical and physiological time out while connecting to the tranquillity of the natural visuals provided by our beautiful coastal areas.
We want to make this facility available to anybody who wishes to avail of the Mental and Health benefits, for a fraction of the price of your typical Spa Facilities available to you.
The Reasoning we want it to be mobile is because we feel it can benefit and enhance an array of communities and not impede a community with a permanent facility.
This also gives us the opportunity to spread this experience to as many destinations as possible within the country.
The sauna is on a Custom-built trailer fitted to the dimensions of our custom hand-crafted sauna.
The sauna is only beginning to embark upon our Irish Culture.
“We want to educate,communicate and inspire people about the power of the sauna”
“Enhancing Well Being and Lifestyle Choices”
Fad Saoil Saunas have been involved in many of Ireland's World renowned events since launching in September 2019.
Being a part of these festivals allow Fad Saoil Saunas to gather online content to create and promote online campaigns to build, leverage to their brand and to communicate to the specific demographics of these events.
Fad Saoil Saunas were hired by MCD Promotions to be Ireland's first music festival to avail of theirs services for their VIP guests to utilise, relax and rewind. Fad Saoil Saunas have managed to agree a long term partnership with MCD Promotions and their involvement with Electric Picnic for the next 2 years.
Iron Man Festival
Fad Saoil Saunas Launched their service in collaboration with Iron Man 70.3 in Dún Laoghaire Co. Dublin. This was a chance for these top class athletes use their service to use and promote the physical recovery benefits the combination of sea swimming and sauna have.
Fad Saoil Saunas were a part of Ireland’s most dynamic health and wellness festival within the country. This was to showcase how the many therapeutic effects sauna use can have on factors such as immune system functionality within the body, effects on skincare and overall health and wellness.
The idea of this service is a combination of our use of sauna from a sports recovery purpose and our love of swimming in the Irish sea.
It has been a part of my whole life as I was challenged by my Grandmother to be brave enough to face the elements of the Irish Sea as she used to do it daily down off the slipway in ‘Summercove’ in Kinsale Co. Cork.
I always enjoyed the challenge and more importantly the feeling afterward, the sense of accomplishment. Once I eventually was able to focus on that feeling afterwards you just embraced the swim no matter how cold. You could do anything else for the rest of your day knowing that you had accomplished braving the elements and hitting that restart button.
It was something that only benefitted me in my professional rugby playing career. I never researched the health benefits while playing as there was scepticism of how beneficial it actually was but for me it gave me not only a physical rejuvenation but a mental break.
It was only until I moved to Galway did I experience the pleasure of heating up with the facility of a sauna post swim as it was across the road from my swimming spot in ‘Salthill’ Co. Galway at the Blackrock diving board.This was truly the best my body had felt instantly improving my mood and made me actually laugh at how good I felt afterwards it was truly indescribable.
People would ask me “How do you swim in that!?'“ “are you not frozen for the rest of the day?”.
This concern was a reoccurring theme and I said to myself "If I can get people to approach this activity differently, I know they will do it."
So then I said to people," What if I told you I could guarantee you, you would be warm after your swim ? How would you feel about going for one then ?"
I am aware that people have a different tolerance to heat and cold but the we have in common (especially with Irish people)is “Curiosity” and fear of the "Unknown".
It is embedded in us as a nation to have as much information (nosey) about someone or something through a strong reliable source of information.
Well… I am trying to spread the knowledge and benefits of Heatstress to the body, through the experience, out in the elements and get people to "Embrace the Unknown"
I've always lived by the beach. However on the east coast of Australia, it was usually associated with sun-shine, warm sand, and the good times. A far cry from the cold Atlantic ocean surrounding Ireland.
As a professional sportsperson I always saw a benefit to the ocean. To the saltwater. After training, after games, after a night out, it was firstly refreshing and more importantly helped me to physically and mentally recharge.
However when I came to Galway, another ingredient was added to the mix. The cold. West of Ireland cold. I knew it was good for me, but it made the idea of getting in the water close to impossible. I couldn't muster up the courage to stick it out in the water, because what followed was even worse. Uncontrollable shakes, freezing hands and feet, chattering teeth,for hours afterwards.
Until I found the solution. Saunas. Having a sauna across from where I got in the ocean allowed me the benefit of the cold, without the negative of the aftermath. Not only that, but it doubled down the recovery,flushing the blood back into the muscles and extremities. Most importantly however, it gave me the confidence to meet the cold. This is a benefit I want to allow more people to experience and then afterward tell me you don’t feel amazing!
We have taken this time for us to build more of our online presence. We are in the middle of building relationships, designing new merchandise and creating long term plans to allow us to widespread our message and continue our mission in communicating the powers of the sauna.
I have been enrolled in a mentoring programme within the DúnLaoghaire Local Enterprise Office and it could not have been better timed to give us focus and prioritise the things that need to be done in order for us to progress and succeed as an S.M.E.
There will be lots more of us to come in the next few weeks,months and years and we cannot wait for as many people to avail of our experiential service.
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