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Book for iglu sauna and plunge pools 

We have now moved to the Birchcliffe Centre / Hebden Bridge Hostel in Hebden Bridge, HX7 8DG.
Please read the information on this page before placing a booking via the button below. By placing a booking you are confirming that you and anyone else you book for agree to these conditions. 
Age: For insurance purposes, under 16s are not allowed in the sauna or plunge pools and we may ask for ID for anyone who looks under 25.
We will provide a refund for cancellations made 48 hours in advance or an exchange for cancellations 24 hours in advance. Due to resourcing and the small size of the sauna, we cannot offer any refunds or exchanges for cancellations less than 24 hours before your session. To cancel or reschedule, contact
Private sessions can be booked by selecting 8/8 sauna spaces when choosing your session. If less than 8 spaces are bookable, that session is no longer available to book privately. 
Bring swimwear, flip-flops/ sliders/ sandals, and a water bottle. Bring two towels: one for sitting in the sauna and one to dry yourself afterwards.
You will not be permitted to enter the sauna if you appear to be drunk or under the influence of drugs. The decision is with the sauna operator and refunds will not be offered if you are refused entry for this reason. 
If you are making a booking on behalf of a group, it is your responsibility to make all users aware of the health and safety regulations and to practice safe sauna use, as well as making others aware of what to bring and other useful information. 
iglu sauna is fully insured and built with the utmost safety of customers in mind. When making a booking, guests are required to sign the Terms and Conditions of use which state how to use the sauna safely. We will not accept liability for anyone who fails to adhere to these terms and conditions.
Use of the sauna is done so at your own risk. We ask that you contact your GP if at all in doubt about safely using the sauna. 
If any of the below apply to you (please note, this is not a comprehensive list) we advise you to seek your GP’s advice: 
  • If you're pregnant
  • If you've had a heart attack or stroke
  • If you're taking any medications
  • If you have cardiovascular conditions and/or problems
  • You have epilepsy
  • You have asthma or breathing conditions
  • High or low blood pressure
  • If you have arterial disease
  • If you have joint or muscle injury

Guide to using the sauna safely iglu sauna is wood-fired and extremely hot. Sauna etiquette must be adhered to at all times.  When using iglu sauna you should: Ensure you are clean before entering the sauna, using the onsite showers if necessary. This keeps the sauna clean and improves your experience by opening your pores and relaxing your muscles.  Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water before, during and after your visit to iglu. Sit on a towel in the sauna if you have one Remove any jewellery before entering the sauna to prevent burning.  Do not touch the stove, stove door, flue chimney, sauna rocks or surrounding fire guards. They will be scorching hot and will burn.  Enter and exit with care, closing the door behind you. Stay in the sauna no longer than 20 minutes at a time unless you are an experienced sauna user and know you can stay longer. We recommend 10-15 minute sessions.  Do not place your own essential oils on the sauna stove or on any part of the sauna.  Wear swimwear at all times. Nudity is not permitted. Respect other guests’ space and privacy. Consider other guests when pouring water on the rocks. When pouring water on the rocks, pour slowly, starting from the point furthest away from you to prevent scalding from the löyly steam.

Guide to using plunge pools safely The plunge pools are intended for cold water immersion therapy to contrast and complement the heat of the sauna. Use of plunge pools has potential health risks, including but not limited to, hypothermia, shock, or injury. The plunge pools will be roughly the same temperature as the air and will be particularly cold in winter. A thermometer will be displayed showing the temperature.  When using the plunge pools you should: Shower before using the plunge pools. This prepares you for the cold water immersion and keeps them clean for other users. If you're a beginner, limit your time in the plunge pool to between 30 seconds and 5 minutes, then work your way up. If you feel dizzy, are extremely uncomfortable, start excessively shivering, or otherwise feel unwell during your ice bath, get out slowly but immediately. Take care as you enter and exit the plunge pools using the non-slip matting to avoid injury.

How do I book?


Use the calendar below to view scheduled sessions. Alternatively, scroll to the bottom of the page to filter by session type.


For more details on the type of sessions we offer, head to our sessions guide to find out about spa sessions, quiet sessions and regular sessions.

Upcoming sessions

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