Health Benefits

  • Soothes and relaxes tired muscles
  • Relieves tension and stress
  • Helps relieve mental fatigure
  • Burns as many as 300 calories in a 1-hour session
  • Improves circulation
  • Good workout for the cardiovascular system
  • Increases metabolic rate
  • Promotes natural healing
  • Promotes the release of natural pain killers (beta endorphins and nor-epinephrine)
  • Helps make you more resistant to illness
  • Reduces the toxins in the body
  • Clears the complextion making your skin clearer
  • Makes you feel wonderful!

A sauna’s dry heat (which can get as high as 185º F) has profound effects on the body. Skin temperatures can rise to about 104º F within minutes. The pulse rate jumps by 30% or more, causing the heart to nearly double the amount of blood it pumps each minute.

The average person will sweat out a pint of water during a short stint in a sauna. Most of the extra blood flow is directed to the skin. Circulation actually moves blood away from the internal organs. Blood pressure effects can be unpredictable, rising in some people but falling in others*.

Saunas are considered safe for most people, however people with uncontrolled high blood pressure and/or heart disease should consult with their doctor before taking a sauna.

 

*Health notice: If you’re new to sauna or if it’s been awhile, be sure to consult with your doctor before using the sauna and/or engaging in ice baths / snow plunges afterward. Children under the age of 13 should be accompanied by an adult. Infants and toddlers should not use the sauna even with parental supervision. Women who are pregnant or in menses should not use sauna or ice/snow baths. If you have any health issues or problems, always talk to your doctor first to see if sauna is right for you.