10 Health Benefits of Saunas - part 1
For over 100 Years, Finnleo have been making saunas and steam rooms and have grown to be the largest Sauna manufacturer in the world. They are renowned their commitment to quality and for creating Saunas and Steam rooms that are elegant in design and equipped with the finest technology available.
Saunas not only feel good, they are great for your body, mind and soul. Last week, we looked at some of the many benefits of using a Sauna. This week we highlight 5 Health and Wellness benefits of regular Sauna use.
1. Stress Relief.
Sauna users most frequently cite stress reduction as the number one benefit of sauna use. Many studies have confirmed that stress in our daily lives can negatively affect our health. In fact, many diseases have been proven to be at least partially stress-related.
Relaxing in a Finnleo Sauna provides stress relief in a number of ways. It’s a warm, quiet space without any distractions coming from the outside. The heat from the sauna relaxes the body's muscles, improves circulation and stimulates the release of endorphins, which are your body’s natural pain killer. The release of endorphins trigger a wonderful positive feeling through your whole body!
2. Relax + Soothe Aching muscles and joints.
The heat provided by a Finnleo Sauna relaxes your muscles and eases aches and pains in your joints. Sauna use can also help relieve the pain of arthritis and muscle soreness from intense physical workouts.
Your Body temperature also rises from the heat of the sauna. This causes blood vessels to dilate, which then causes an increase in your blood circulation. This increased blood flow quickens your body’s natural healing process.
After participating in physical sports, use the heat of a Finnleo Sauna to encourage relaxation by helping to reduce muscle tension and eliminate lactic acid and/or other toxins that may be present.
3. Flush Out Toxins.
Many of us do not actively sweat on a daily basis. Deep sweating, however, has multiple proven health benefits. Through the perspiration process, acid and waste residue are removed from the blood, actually increasing the capabilities of your kidney’s to filter out impurities.
As heat from the blood begins to move toward the skin's surface, your body’s nervous system then sends signals to the millions of sweat glands that cover your body. As the sweat glands become stimulated, they produce sweat. Sweat production is primarily designed to cool the body, and is composed of 99% water. Deep sweating in a Finnleo Sauna can also help reduce levels of lead, copper, zinc, nickel, mercury and chemicals - which are all toxins commonly absorbed just from interacting with our daily environments.
A big reason for the increased popularity of Helo Saunas is that they are one of the most effective ways to detoxify our bodies.
4. Clean, Clear Skin.
Heat bathing is one of the oldest beauty tricks in the world for keeping your skin clean and fresh. When your body begins to produce sweat, the skin is then cleansed and dead skin cells are replaced - keeping your skin fresher, healthier and more youthful in appearance. Sweating rinses bacteria out of the epidermal layer and sweat ducts. Cleansing of the pores has been shown to improve the capillary circulation, while giving the skin a softer-looking quality.
Bathing your skin in sweat on a fairly regular basis, deters collagen breakdown that can ultimately result in wrinkles and sags. Enjoying regular uses of your Helo Sauna will help bring back vitality, tone and a healthy glow to your skin, combating symptoms of acne to keep your skin cleaner and clearer than ever.
5. Get a Deep Sleep.
Research has shown that a deeper, more relaxed sleep can result from frequent Sauna use.
In addition to the release of endorphins (see above), body temperatures, which become elevated in the late evening, drop at bedtime. This slow, relaxing decline in endorphins is key in facilitating sleep. Numerous Sauna users say they now experience deep, restful sleep as a result of relaxing in the soothing, calming heat of their saunas before bed.
Find The Right Sauna for You.
The Sundance Spa Store is a provider of high quality Helo Saunas, including traditional, Infrared and Steam generators.
Whatever your taste, budget or space challenges, there is a Finnleo Sauna for you!
Delivery and service of Sundance Hot Tubs and Finnleo Saunas is available in cities such as Toronto, Brampton, Niagara Falls, Milton, Georgetown, Orangeville & Welland. Contact our award winning service department for more information on deliveries and repair work.
Check back with us next week for 5 more Health & Wellness benefits of using a Sauna!