Note: Only your doctor can recommend specific sauna benefits for you. Never consume alcohol in a sauna. Be sure you are well hydrated before and after sauna use. Do not use a sauna if you are pregnant or have a heart condition. Wilderness Creations makes no claims as to the specific benefits of sauna use for individual users.
Weight Loss: The high temperature that is attained in a wet sauna causes your heart reate to accelerate and your metabolism to increase. This aerobic effect speeds your calorie burn and causes you to lose weight in the process. Some studies claim that twenty to thirty minutes in a sauna burns as many calories as sixty minnutes of moderate exercise. While actual weight loss will vary between different people, sauna use will definitely help you burn more calories.
Arthritic Relief: Since the entire sauna room gets hot, your whole body is immersed in a therapeutic, hot environment. The hot air is very soothing on sore joints and muscles, and people suffering from arthritis experience pain relief when using a sauna on a regular basis.
Toxin Release: Your body sweats to cool itself and to release harmful toxins through perspiration. By taking a sauna you trigger this healthy process by causing your body to sweat significantly and flush impurities through your expanded pores.
Endorphin Release: The aerobic effects of a sauna session lead to the same post-workout effects of strenuous exercise. The combination of an accelerated heart rate along with the increase in body temperature leads to a release of endorphins, causing you to feel relaxed and refreshed as your body cools down. Many sauna users also claim that the use of the sauna helps them to sleep better at night and overcome the effects of insomnia.
Improved Circulation: As the body temperature increases, the blood vessels expand, allowing blood flow more freely through the body. The increased blood flow improves overall circulation in your body and leaves your skin with a healthy glow. Regular sauna use causes some people to have that"just tanned" look throughout the year.
Skin Tone: In addition to bringing color to your skin, regular wet sauna use can help clear complexion and soften the skin. The improved circulation and extensive perspiration leaves the skin soft and moist, leaving a more youthful appearance.
Respiratory Effects: The steam that is generated when pouring water on the hot rocks can help treat respiratory problems. Chest congestion, bronchitis, and plugged sinuses can all be relieved when breathing in the hot, moist air that is generated in the wet sauna.
Relaxation: Most people report stress reduction after using a sauna as well as feeling more relaxed and refreshed. Taking a cold shower or plunging in cold water following a sauna is both invigorating and refreshing, leading to a more enjoyable and relaxed lifestyle. Whether you experience some or all of the benefits of wet sauna use, you will experience a lifestyle enhancement that will help you feel better!
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