The Benefits of Traditional Steam Saunas

The Benefits of Traditional Steam Saunas

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Our Traditional Saunas are Finnish Classics


There has been a lot of good research that has come out over the past few years that echoes something that sauna enthusiasts have known for a long time – and that is that they work!  Traditional steam saunas can be incredibly good for your health and wellness, and we now have the science to back up those claims.  There’s never been a better time to look into adding some sauna experiences to your weekly routines, and you might even consider getting your own barrel sauna to have at home.


The first key benefit comes in the form of stress reduction.  When you step into a traditional sauna you go through quite an intense physical experience that can help you disengage from the rest of the world and find some peace in the midst of any stress that you’re currently experiencing.  This meditative state helps to relieve mental fog and the sweating can feel like you’re letting go of those things that ail you.


But of course, it’s not just mental rejuvenation that you’re after.  The physical side of things is as important.  If you’re using the sauna after exercise, you’re going to find that it radically improves how you recover, giving your joints and muscles the chance to loosen up and relax.  The intense heat increases blood circulation which gets more nutrients to where they need to be – so that your body can get back to tip top shape in no time.


When it comes to your skin, the sweating is extremely valuable for releasing toxins from your body and cleansing the skin of dry cells, bacteria, and much more.  This especially true in traditional steam saunas where you’re getting the humidity as well that helps to clean you from the inside out and feel like a new person once more!


Another underrated benefit is how saunas can improve your sleep.  When you use a sauna towards the end of a day, you release a lot of different endorphins that make for a much smoother transition into sleep.  Your body is relaxed, warm, and ready to rest – and it’s no wonder that so many people use it for this reason.  There are few things better than going from the rustic cedar sauna to the shower and then to the bed – to make the most of the mental state that you’ve crafted for yourself.


The last benefit that we want to discuss here is the immune boosting response.  When you place your body in a sauna, you force it to respond to the physical stress by activating a range of heat shock proteins.  These have been shown to help regulate your immune system and give you a better chance of fighting off colds, and other diseases that can hamstring our daily life.  A sauna a day, keeps the doctor away!


There you have it!  If those benefits aren’t enough to convince you about the power of regular sauna use, then we don’t know what will.  Get yourself your own rustic cedar or barrel sauna today and you might just find that it’s the best decision you’ve ever made.