Sauna benefits the skin and removes waste

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Sauna benefits those who use it in many on.

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  1. What is a sauna?
  2. Benefits of sweating recognized for many years
  3. Sweating keeps skin healthy and removes waste

What is a sauna?


A sauna is a little room or house where you can experience dry or wet heat sessions.
Sauna benefits

It promotes relaxation and sweating, which can be just the ticket after a hard, stressful time at work on a cold day. The word sauna derives from Finland. See Where does the word sauna come from?

Saunas can get to temperatures over 80 °C (176 °F). These high temperatures help individuals to relax and sweating is promoted. Saunas provides numerous health proven benefits including
  • Improving blood circulation.
  • Weight loss.
  • Cleanses the skin.
  • Relaxes the mind, it can be used with practises like meditation to relieve stress.
  • Relaxes the body.
  • Provides asthma relief
  • It is a good sinus remedy.
  • Helps People with chronic bronchitis.
  • Ease pain as well as improve joint mobility for patients with rheumatic disease.

Benefits of sweating recognized for many years


Ayurvedic medicine, one of the oldest practices around recognizes the benefits of sweating.

Throughout the years, physicians have pointed to sauna benefits in its many forms which includes. The Native American sweat lodge, Russian banai, Finnish sauna, African dungai and Chinese han zao.

Sweating keeps skin healthy and removes waste


Sweating rids waste from the body, regulates temperature as well as cleansing the skin.

Sauna-induced sweating offers complete skin cleansing as well as sweat glands by opening the pores and flushing impurities from your body. This overall cleansing effect aids the skin by keeping it viable and clear.

The Sauna's effect helps keep the skin healthy and free of bacterial infection as well as irritation.

The sauna temperatures elevate your heart rate as well as dilate the capillaries. The result is like going for a brisk walk.

This effect aids the blood pressure by bringing it to a normal level as the capillaries slow down as well as increase in volume.

A clinical study done by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology in 2002 concluded that repeated sauna treatment improves vascular endothelial and cardiac function in patients with chronic heart failure.

A increased body temperature that comes from participation in saunas is usually known as a artificial fever. When the body is in this state there is a higher rate of metabolism which is believed to allow the repair of damaged cells faster. It is also thought that viral and bacterial agents are killed in temperatures above the normal body temperature.

So in essence when a fever is produced by the sauna it is part of your body's healing process.

The sauna increases circulation and metabolism. It also boosts the need for oxygen in the body.

Are you interested in using a sauna? Go to how to use a sauna

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