The Nordic sauna is about getting naked - in your body, and your thoughts, writes Juliette Sivertsen

Naked, alone, thousands of miles from home. A string of sweat pearls emerge on my forearms, dribbling over my blonde arm hairs, pausing for a moment before rolling on to the towel underneath.

I try to fight through the restlessness. Breathing over the endless thoughts, anxieties, the ever-expanding list inside my mind. Eventually I find a rhythm; inhaling the humid air, learning to let go of my emotional treadmill with each exhalation.

There are few things more Finnish than the sauna. For