There are lots of reasons to add a sauna to your health and wellness routine, from improving your cardiovascular system to pain and stress relief. There are even advantages to a combination of heat and cryotherapy, which is very popular right now.
Improve Your Cardiovascular System with your Sauna
Regular sauna use can improve blood flow which in turn lowers blood pressure which can reduce the risk of heart disease. The heat from the sauna causes your blood vessels to dilate, and several studies have shown that 4-7 sauna sessions a week led to a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes. These frequent sauna users had improved cholesterol levels as well as less inflammation. Resting and recovering in a sauna truly is a cardiovascular workout.
Sauna Use Helps Relieve Stress
There is nothing quite like the relaxation that saunas and hot tubs can provide. A sauna is a warm, quiet space, free from outside distractions, allowing you to take time for yourself, even meditate. More importantly though, the heat from the sauna provides a stressor to the body, helping to adapt to it better and reducing the risk of depression and other mental health issues.
This heat also helps to relax the body’s muscles and improve circulation as mentioned but it also releases endorphins that give a feeling of euphoria, helping to melt the stress of the day away. This helps to improve your sleep, as your body temperature slowly declines, helping you to relax and get a deeper sleep which further helps combat stress.
Sauna Use Can Provide Pain Relief
As we have learned, there are lots of benefits to improving your cardiovascular health using a sauna. A further benefit to this improved blood flow is that it can help to relieve pain and tension in joints and relieve sore muscles.
Several studies have shown that after 4 weeks of sauna use, people with chronic pain like rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis experienced a relief in their pain, with another study in 2019 showing a benefit to those suffering from lower back pain. While certainly not a cure-all for these ailments, nor a substitute for other health regiments, the sauna is a useful tool to help you find relief.
Improved Skin Health from Sauna Use
Relaxing in a Dundalk LeisureCraft Sauna has a host of health benefits, both mentally and physically, look how they help sore muscles for example. One that sometimes gets overlooked, is what it does for your skin. Having a routine approach can help you have a glowing complexion, through causing your pores to open and gently sweat out oils and dirt, increasing your circulation, and increasing natural healing processes in your body. These benefits can also be achieved through soaking in a Sundance Spa as well!
If you are interested in adding a sauna to your life, please send us a message as we are proud distributors of the incredible Dundalk LeisurCraft Saunas. We have everything you need and can answer any and all questions that you may have. Strip that stress away, get rid of that pain, improve your skin and your sleep by adding a sauna to your life!