Vihta or vasta is traditional Finnish artefact in sauna. It's made of several birch branches by binding them from bottom side. Main usage is for "spanking" each other to one's back when it improves circulation and at the same time works as washer. Other function is to give pleasant scent to whole Sauna.

For foreigners whole thing might look stupid and feel unconfortable, but trust me, it feels great!

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