The sauna provides a therapeutic environment that improves mental and physical health. The combination of perspiring, resting, and then cooling stimulates circulation, reduces muscular pain, and can lessen nervous tension. Here are some other benefits of using a sauna:
Soothes and relaxes tired muscles. Many sauna users, including those with back pain, experience physical rejuvenation. Sauna bathing can also help relax muscles before and after a workout.
Lessens anxiety. Some people maintain that after leaving the sauna, their mind is more relaxed, lucid, and free from day-to-day worries. When the body feels soothed and energized, the mind and emotions often follow suit.
Since their advent, saunas have been a place for family relaxation and bonding.
Helps relieve arthritic pain. Like hot tubs, saunas supply heat that makes it easier for people with arthritis to bend afflicted joints.
Relieves cold symptoms. Saunas reduce congestion, as well as allergy symptoms.
Cleanses skin. When the body sweats, pores in the skin open up and unhealthy toxins are flushed out. Some sauna users believe this gives them a healthier, more youthful complexion. At a minimum, sweating promotes a wonderful feeling of well-being.
Improves shaving. The heat and sweat of the sauna open pores and soften hair follicles, making it easier to get a close shave.
Promotes better sleep. A sauna bath relaxes the body and leads to a more restful sleep. However, make sure that you allow enough time to cool down before getting into bed.
Provides aromatherapy. When used with essential oils such as eucalyptus, the sauna doubles as an aromatherapy chamber. If you decide to use an essence or fragrance, do not add it directly to the rocks. These fragrances are concentrated and need to be diluted in water first. The water can then be ladled over the rocks when creating loyly. Be sure to read all instructions and warnings supplied by the fragrance manufacturer before using it in your sauna.
Bonds a family. When family members enjoy a sauna together, they often engage in the most meaningful conversations of the day, which is worth a great deal in this day and age when it’s often nearly impossible to coordinate family schedules.
Increases home value. In many instances, the addition of a permanent sauna in your home will be appraised for more than you originally spent on it.
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