This 2000 year old tradition is enjoyed by people who appreciate the physical and mental benefits of dry heat bathing.
The combination of free perspiration, rapid cooling and rest stimulates circulation, reduces muscular and nervous tension and for many, heightens mental awareness.
The sauna experience is different for everyone, but all will agree it provides a restorative environment for mental and physical health.
Burns Calories - Because of increased metabolic rates and the energy
required for sweating, up to 300 calories can be expanded in a single
sauna session (that's roughly equivalent to running 2-3 miles)
Conditions the Heart - The heart rate increases when the body is
exposed to high temperatures, which also improves circulation.
Relaxes Muscles - Can also give temporary relief to the pain of arthritis
Flushes Toxins - Through sweating, the sauna can help remove such
toxins as lead and nickels and mercury.
Cleanses Skin - Will give you a more youthful appearance. With the
opening of the pores and cleansing of the skin, you will not only have
cleaner skin, it will look better as well.
Relieves Stress - It helps us to relax and affords us some relief from
everyday stress and anxiety in our lives.
Induces a Deeper More Relaxing Sleep - It will help those people having
difficulty sleeping to be more relaxed and sleep more soundly. It also can
offer some relief from sinus congestion.