5 Reasons to Use a Sauna

5 Reasons to Use a Sauna

Have you ever used a sauna? Perhaps you’ve experienced the benefits at your spa, your athletic club or a friends house?

If you haven’t tried one before, check out these five reasons to use a sauna. The benefits are incredible!

#1: Say Goodbye to Pain

Whether you have sore muscles and pain from exercise or the daily grind of life, you’ll find that soaking in a Finnleo sauna relaxes your muscles and soothes your pain.

Your body releases endorphins in response to the heat of the sauna.

This can have a mild, tranquilizing effect while reducing the pain of arthritis as well as muscle soreness from your last workout.

Your blood vessels dilate, increasing your body’s circulation as your body temperature rises in the sauna. Because of the increased blood flow, your body’s own natural healing process kicks in and soothes your aches and pains.

Saunas are especially helpful after exercise or heavy exertion because they promote muscle relaxation by eliminating lactic acid and other toxins.

#2: Relieve Stress

Like hot tubs, saunas are great for reducing stress.

You probably know that stress has a negative affect on your life and your overall health. Stress-related diseases such as heart disease are silent killers.

Using a sauna can quiet your mind while relaxing your body and helping to remove stress.

Finnleo Spas likes to say, “Step into a Finnleo sauna and close the door on the rest of the world.”

Sounds great, doesn’t it?  Experience a sauna and enjoy the customary after-sauna glow.

#3: Cleanse Your Skin

Whether it’s acne or wrinkles, sauna bathing has a positive affect on both.

In reaction to the heat of the sauna, your body produces sweat which in turn cleanses your skin and replaces your dead skin cells.

Sweating in the sauna rinses bacteria out of your pores and sweat ducts thus cleansing your skin and making it look and feel softer. Cleaning out your pores can help reduce your acne.

In addition, the minerals in your sweat help maintain collagen structure in your skin. This helps to plump up your tiny wrinkles.

Saunas are beneficial for keeping your skin younger looking.

#4: Sleep Better

Sleep is elusive for many people. Yet, sauna bathers report experiencing a deeper sleep after spending time in a sauna.

If you have trouble sleeping, a sauna may be the natural cure you need.

#5: Fight Illness

According to German sauna medical research, saunas can reduce colds and flu. The heat and steam of the sauna encourage your immune system to produce more white blood cells which helps you fight illnesses and kill viruses.

Saunas can also relieve your sinus congestion from colds and allergies because of the steam.

Final Thoughts

Don’t let the thought of sitting in a small hot box with semi-naked people dripping in sweat leave you skeptical of sauna usage!

The benefits of sauna bathing are incredible.  Saunas relieve muscle aches and pain, refresh your skin and much more.

Interested in learning more? Check out our saunas and contact us today!