I'm Forrest Hejkal, Heartfire Saunas founder and Ann Arbor native. Though I didn't grow up in sauna culture, I am an avid convert. I've loved saunas since my first experience with a poorly kept, run-down gym sauna in college, and have been seeking saunas ever since. I've been a professional carpenter for over a decade, and so in 2018, encouraged by friends, I built my first sauna. It was cobbled together with old re-used cedar deck boards and a lot of hope, but it changed my life. I feel my best after a good sauna session. I love a good social sauna with friends, or a quiet solo sauna meditating by the light of the candle. In 2020 I began building saunas for others, and have recently completed my seventh sauna build. I wanted to spread the joy even further, so in 2022 I started the mobile rental business. Lucky you!