A traditional Lithuanian woodfired sauna has opened to the public at Compton Bay, as part of Islanders' Robby and Josie Da Bank's wellness brand offering Slow Motion.

Perched at the top of the headland owned by the National Trust, the mobile structure has capacity for six people to enjoy.

Users will have stunning vistas across the bay through a panoramic mirrored window, while enjoying the benefits ‘sweat bathing’ has to offer.

Camp Bestival founder and DJ, Rob da Bank, said: "Not only are saunas amazing for your mental and physical health, but they are a great reason to turn off, tune out and drop in, being offline and connecting with friends and people in real life, whilst recharging the batteries.

Slow Motion Sauna at Compton BaySlow Motion Sauna at Compton Bay (Image: Slow Motion Sauna)

“Following last year’s success at Freshwater Bay, we are thrilled to be able to continue to offer an Island sauna for the community and visitors to enjoy.”

Saunas are celebrated for their health benefits including relaxation, improved circulation, lower blood pressure, enhanced immune function, reduced joint pain and boosted mood.

The Da Banks will be looking to work with local charities and community-based initiatives that help and support people that could benefit.

Slow Motion is dedicated to offering wellness solutions that counter the stresses of 21st-century living, through sauna and ice bath spas sites including pop-ups at festivals, wellness retreats, yoga as well as meditation and sleep workshops.

The sauna at Compton Bay is open Thursday to Sundays, between 9am to 5pm.

Prices start from £15 per person or £75 for a private group booking.

One-hour slots are available and sessions should be booked in advance at https://slowmotionsauna.as.me/schedule.php

There is no ice bathing available, but sauna users are encouraged to jump into the sea to cool off. 

Slow Motion Saunas are supported by the British Sauna Society, a not-for-profit organisation with the aim of promoting and developing sauna culture for physical, mental and social health and wellbeing.