What health complaints does a sauna relieve
What health complaints does a sauna relieve?
Everyone has probably heard that sauna bathing is good for your health, but what kind of health complaints can you expect to improve? In our article, we present the beneficial effects of regular sauna use!
The beneficial effects of the sauna
Sauna bathing is an ideal relaxation, it relaxes your body and helps relieve stress, which has a beneficial effect on your quality of life. The alternation of hot air and cold showers is a kind of shock therapy for the body, but it is not harmful. In fact, on the contrary, it activates the immune system, the contracting and dilating blood vessels, helps blood circulation, heals the nervous system, and relieves headaches. With intense sweating, many toxins are removed from our body, and finally, it also increases the effectiveness of the diet.
Basically, sauna bathing has a beneficial effect on our health. However, for this to remain so, we have to follow a few rules.
When sauna use is not recommended
First, it is important not to overdo the sauna. It is worth getting out of the heat of up to 100 degrees Celsius in Finnish saunas every 10-15 minutes, take a cold shower or immerse yourself in cold water, and then continue warming up. This cycle should not be repeated more than 5 times, and it is worth limiting the sauna usage to 2-3 times a week. In the case of infrared saunas, it is also worth taking a break from time to time, but you can safely use it every day.
Do not drink liquids during the sauna, only before and after! At that time, our body sweats out the freshly consumed water instead of waste products.
Saunas are also effective in preventing illness and speeding up recovery. However, as a febrile, infectious patient, heating our body is contraindicated. People suffering from cardiovascular disease should consult a doctor before taking a sauna, however, in the case of milder, controlled forms of the disease, you can even take a sauna for therapeutic purposes.
Infrared or Finnish sauna?
The classic Finnish sauna is heated with an electric, gas or wood-burning stove, between 70 and 100 degrees Celsius. This hot air is the biggest strain on the body. In contrast, the temperature of the infrared sauna is lower, a maximum of 40 degrees Celsius. Infrared rays directly heat our body, which is why our feeling of heat is similar, and our sweating is often even more intense.
Both types have their advantages, and individual preferences often decide. However, it is not necessary to make a final decision. The Eclipse Hemlock sauna has both a Finnish sauna stove and 8 Redlight™ heaters, so you can decide which way you want to heat your cabin.