Sauna Health Benefits
What Is The Purpose of a Sauna?
The purpose of a sauna is to cleanse the body through perspiration. Saunas open the pores of the skin and flush out impurities in the body through sweating. Sauna users often experience physical rejuvenation and stress relief. A sauna is also ideal for relieving cold symptoms, reviving muscles after exercise, and clearing the complexion. Many people attest to the healing powers of the sauna for mental depression and anxiety. They say that after leaving the sauna, the mind is in a relaxed, lucid state, free of the worries of the everyday world. Also, when the body feels soothed and energized, the mind and emotions often follow suit.
The Benefits Are Priceless
If there was a way to increase bodily energy, lose weight, decrease stress, detoxify the body and purify the skin while elevating the immune system to fight off everything from the common cold, asthma and bronchitis to serious life threatening illness what would it be worth?
What if all a person had to do to receive such benefits was relax, and sit down for 15 to 30 minutes a day three or four time a week listening to music they selected or watching a hit movie — what would it be worth?
The deep heat of your sauna helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief to tight muscles. Increased blood circulation helps your body eliminate waste products and deliver oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscle, helping them recover faster. Muscles relax better when tissues are warm for greater flexibility and range of motion.
Sit back and relax in the soothing heat of your own home sauna. As you unwind, your body is actually hard at work producing sweat and increasing your heart rate, which in turn burns calories. According to a Journal of the American Medical Association findings, a 30 minute sauna session may burn as many calories as you would rowing or jogging for the same amount of time. Since you burn calories, you actually lose weight – not just water! Just 30 minutes a day can burn 300-500 calories, contributing to healthy weight control.
Perspiration helps flush out impurities and release dead skin cells. Increased circulation draws the skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface, allowing you to see improved tone, elasticity, texture and skin clarity with regular use. Increased blood circulation has been shown to relieve acne, eczema and psoriasis. In addition, open wounds heal more quickly with reduced scaring.