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    ice-cold shower

    Hey there,

    How do we call in English the traditional(finnish I guess) shower after sauna? It is a wooden bucket with full of ice cold water, helps you refreshing.I have found an expression: "shocking shower", but wanted to make sure that I use the correct expression.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: ice-cold shower

    In a spa I went to once, you had an "ice water shower" after the sauna. It wasn't really a shower. It was a large bucket of very cold water, suspended from the ceiling of a small cubicle and I had to pull a rope to tip the water over my own head!

    Some places have a small pool (about the size of a jacuzzi) filled with icy-cold water outside the sauna and steam room. You are supposed to jump in it and stay there just for a couple of seconds. It's called a "plunge pool".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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