Whether you own a sauna or visit one, the benefits are incredible. If you haven’t ever used one before, the idea of sitting in a small, hot box, with semi-naked people dripping in sweat may leave you skeptical. But, we assure you, once you’ve tried it, you’ll love the sauna benefits. Why? Saunas relieve muscle aches and pain, refresh your skin and much more. Let’s explore some sauna benefits:
Say Goodbye to Pain
Saunas relax muscles and soothe pain. The sauna’s heat makes the body release endorphins. This can have a mild, tranquilizing effect that can minimize the pain of arthritis and muscle soreness from your last workout. When your body temp rises in the sauna, your blood vessels dilate, increasing circulation. This increased blood flow speeds up your body’s natural healing process and soothes your aches and pains. A great time to use a sauna is after a physical activity. It promotes muscle relaxation by eliminating lactic acid and other toxins that may be present.
Most sauna bathers say the number one reason they use a sauna is for stress reduction. Stress negatively affects our lives and our health. Many of us succumb to stress-related diseases such as heart disease. The use of a sauna can quiet our minds and relax our bodies. We can step away from outside distractions. Finnleo Spas likes to say, “Step into a Finnleo sauna, and close the door on the rest of the world.” We agree. Try a sauna today and see if you feel the wonderful after-sauna glow.
Cleanse Your Skin
The heat of the sauna makes your body produce sweat which in turn cleanses your skin and replaces your dead skin cells. This keep your skin in tip-top shape. When you sweat in the sauna, your sweat rinses bacteria out of your pores and sweat ducts. Your skin will look and feel softer. The minerals in your sweat help maintain collagen structure in your skin thus “plumping up” tiny wrinkles. Regular time spent in the sauna can help keep your skin younger looking. It can also help with your acne by cleaning out your pores.
Many sauna bathers experience a deep sleep after bathing in the calming heat. Try it for yourself!
According to German sauna medical research, saunas can reduce colds and flu. The heat and steam of the sauna encourage the body to produce more white blood cells which helps the body fight illnesses and kill viruses. Saunas can also relieve your sinus congestion from colds and allergies.