Sauna therapy refers to a confined room of about 160-190 degree Fahrenheit. Usually the room is made of dried wood such as cedar and heated with hot granite rocks. The sauna is a place for please to sit or lie down, relax and sweat for both social and health purposes. With benefits ranging from alleviating arthritis pain, lowering blood pressure, helping with respiratory disease, clearing complexion and just a way to relax.
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Some Benefits include:
- Burn Calories: The heat increases your metabolic rate and burns energy required for sweating. The energy derived from the conversion of fat and carbs causes your body to burn up to 300 calories in a single session. In fact, your body's metabolism speeds up similarly to the way it would from physical exercise
- Overall Heath: The high temperature is a sauna stimulates the blood flow and circulation, causing the bolld vessels in the skin to expand and become more flexible. The better blood blows helps lower blood pressure, which can relieve complications from bronchitis, larynitis and other respiratory disease
- Relax Muscles: The heat of the sauna can give temporary relief to the pain in your muscles and arthritis. The heat enhances the oxygen and nutrient supplyto muscles and eep tissue, reliving tired and achy muscles. After a long day at the cottage, the heat will promote muscle relaxation and help reduce muscle tension and eliminate lactic acid to reduce soreness.
- Body Cleaning: The dry heat of sauna therapy helps the body seat out toxins and flush excess water and waste. The heat causes the body to react much as it would if you had a fever and activate you immune system, white blood cells and antibodies, This also helps ward off or fight a cold or flu.
- Flushes Toxins: Due to the heat and core temperature rise, your blood moves to the surface and your nervous system sends signals to millions of sweat glands to produce sweat. This sweating helps reduce toxins like lead, copper, zinc, nickel and other chemicals which we encountered during the day.
- Deep Sleep: A deeper more relaxed sleep can result from the release of endorphins and your body temperature falling at bedtime. The slow, relaxing decline is the key to sleeping.
This 2000 year old tradition of saunas is enjoyed by many people who appreciated the physical and mental benefits of the heat. The combination of perspiration, rest, heat, cooling stimulates circulation, reduces tension and increases mental awareness. Enjoy your sauna and a healthier living.