Don’t let common misconceptions stop you from adding a sauna to your home. Gone are the days when they represented health worries. More people than ever before have been discovering the benefits of a home sauna offering luxurious additions to your home. Now a wide choice is available. They are safe, easy to operate, require very little maintenance, are compact in design and provide a wonderful place to relax and unwind.What will a daily sauna do to help you?
Saunas have been part of Scandinavians’ daily life for thousands of years. While many of us in Britain have now discovered the benefits of a home sauna, some have reservations, often for the wrong reasons...
But there’s increasing evidence that they offer a whole range of health benefits which make an investment worth while. They are also safe, inexpensive and economical to run.Your complexion
Saunas are known boost your complexion, improve blood circulation and, by encouraging the body to release endorphins, create an all round feel-good factor.Your immune system
Saunas boost your entire immune system. This is because the sauna process with its changes in heat (warm shower followed by hot sauna followed by cold shower) opens up skin pores, improving the body’s ability to adapt to extremes of temperature.Your arthritis
They may also help to alleviate pain and improve joint mobility for those with arthritis and rheumatism. Most people can enjoy a sauna, however, if you are pregnant, suffer from high blood pressure, heart problems or any other medical condition; always check with your GP before use.Your muscles
The heat from the sauna will relax muscles giving any strains or muscle pulls the chance to recover.Colds and flu
The atmosphere within a sauna can often bring much needed relief to the symptoms of a cold or flu, aches and pains, making breathing easier and clearing sinuses.Your stress levels
If you are in good health, you can bathe in a sauna as often as you like. Enjoying a sauna is a personal thing. You should always listen to your body and do as you feel best. For first timers you should suggest stay in for a few minutes, depending on the temperature. On leaving the sauna it is best to take a cool or cold shower to help close the pores then relax for a while until the body has cooled and a feeling of complete relaxation is achieved. If desired, you can return to the sauna and repeat the process.
The intense heat causes the body to perspire excessively, so it’s important to drink plenty of water before, during and after a sauna in order to avoid dehydration.For more information on swimming pools, hot tubs, spas, swim spas, saunas and much more, click here to sign up to receive your free copy of this years edition.