A Message From Justin Juntunen

Founder of Cedar & Stone Nordic Sauna

Dear Guest,

From the start, my work has been to help my community flourish, and to help reduce the stress and anxiety that so many of us live with each day. And now, more than ever that is a real need.

Below you will find our response from Cedar & Stone Nordic Sauna to the novel coronavirus /COVID-19 pandemic. 


  1. Cleanliness: We from the start have had a high bar for cleanliness in our space. We are continuing our protocols with further diligence following the guidelines provided by the Minnesota Department of Health, the CDC, using EPA certified cleaning agents. It is our duty to take extra measures to ensure the health and safety of our guests. We have also written about how high quality spaces of sauna are harsh to the virus itself.

  2. All Sessions Now Private: Our business has never been solely built up on scale of more people in a hot room. Rather, our experiences are about quality. We want to provide the highest quality sauna for even just one person who wants it. From now until further notice we have decided to provide private bookings for all guests. When you book with us you close out the space for only you and your people up to ten. This follows proper guidelines of social distancing and offers you a chance to join and relieve any stress with your people. Our booking will still be charged per person, but with the added assurance that you will only be with your people. You are welcome to book for just one or up to ten of your closest friends and family members.

  3. Researched Response: When the stakes are high, facts, research, and data are important. We have heard some reports that sauna can be used to cure COVID-19.  That is untrue. We do not recommend sauna as an antidote to COVID-19. We are providing high quality sauna experiences as we know the scientific research that shows boosted immune systems. It’s a preventative measure, along with a healthy diet and exercise.

  4. Cancel Anytime: We are relaxing our cancelation policy. If you or anyone you are booked with is feeling unwell, we invite you to cancel or reschedule your time with us. No questions asked. Just reach out and let us know. Your health is our priority. For all other cancellations our 24 hour cancellation policy will remain.

Finally, sauna has been a catalyst for community building and wellness for centuries. If you decide to wait until things blow over for the next few months, we will be here for you with open arms. Or if you need a space to relieve the stress and anxiety that we are all feeling we welcome you.


Justin Juntunen
Founder, Cedar and Stone Nordic Sauna

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