Staying healthy comes first for most people. Constant tension, stress, a sedentary lifestyle lead to disorders of the nervous system and adversely affect human health in general. Therefore, it is necessary to take care of it. And what has a beneficial effect on the state of the body, if not a bath?

Opening your own sauna can be a great start. This type of business is affordable for many as the costs of organizing it are not very high, and the demand for services is constantly growing.

After all, a sauna is a great way to relieve stress, recharge with vigour and health, and relax after a busy working week. Humidity in the sauna is maintained around 15%. And the temperature ranges from 90 to 120 degrees.

It is not difficult to open this business and the profit from it is stable. Note that the competition here is high, but with the right organization of the business, there will be no end to customers.

First you need to decide on the type of sauna: family, VIP, just a sauna or health-improving. Based on this, equipment is selected and prices for services are set.

Let’s calculate the area of ​​the required premises:

  • rest room – 15-18 square meters
  • swimming pool – 10-12 square meters
  • shower and sauna – 15-20 square meters
  • billiard room – 12-15 square meters
  • locker room – 5-7 square meters
  • utility room – 7-10 square meters
    In total, the total area will be 70-80 square meters.

The size of the room, of course, can be smaller, but your customers will not be very comfortable. The necessary premises can be purchased or rented. In the latter case, make sure that the lease is long-term, as the initial investment will be significant.

To equip a sauna, you will need: a ventilation system, a shower cabin, heating equipment, a swimming pool, air conditioning, floor heating. You also need lockers for changing rooms, sofas, a table, benches, a mirror, a hair dryer, a TV, a kettle, dishes, towels, rugs. It is necessary to carry out at least cosmetic repairs, to maintain exemplary cleanliness.

Medium-sized sauna staff includes:

  • manager;
  • worker serving communications;
  • administrator;
  • a cleaner.

In addition, it is desirable to have a bar, a massage table, a solarium, but this will require additional staff and free space.

The most difficult thing is to find qualified personnel. The specifics of the work is such that cleaning will have to be done between the reception of clients or even with them, which is associated with certain difficulties: you need to overcome embarrassment and do your job without disturbing anyone.

Becky Holton

This Guide is brought to you by Becky Holton who is a journalist and a blogger. She teaches and trains budding entrepreneurs on various startup aspects.