Healthy & Relaxing
Sauna Health Benefits
Saunas and heat therapy have been used for thousands of years and are still popular today because of the array of health benefits they provide. A sauna can help people unwind, detox, alleviate pain, and provide many other beneficial properties.
Using color for health treatment is a centuries-old concept and many are discovering just how effectively color therapy and sauna therapy can complement each other. For example, blue is associated with relaxation, longing, and cold, which can combat insomnia, anxiety, and other fears. On the other hand, red is associated with fire and blood; the color of activity and warmth. Red is used to increase circulation, general well-being, and vitality.
Sauna therapy relieves overworked muscles, stiffness, cramps, and muscle discomfort. Heating the muscles produces an increase in blood flow similar to that seen during exercise. Regular sauna use stimulates blood flow up to twice the normal rate. Muscles become more flexible and have a greater range of motion during and after sauna therapy. Increased blood circulation aids in eliminating waste, delivering oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscles.
Your body might be achy or sore after a workout so it’s recommended to enjoy a 15-20 minute sauna session for workout recovery. It's best to stay in the sauna no longer than 20 minutes to avoid extreme fatigue or exhaustion. We recommend new sauna users start with shorter sessions to get acclimated to their new routine. Always be mindful of signs such as lightheadedness, dizziness, or headaches, as they might be signs that you’re dehydrated or overheating, especially after a rigorous workout routine.
Sauna use increases and enhances circulation while oxygenating the cells, organs, and other tissues throughout the body. Using a sauna helps increase the body's ability to produce energy, and in turn, start the healing processes within the body. Saunas can also help circulation draw the skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface. It improves tone, elasticity, texture, and the color of skin.
Sauna therapy stimulates the circulatory system and oxygenates cells within your body. Increased blood circulation allows toxins to flow from the cellular level to the skin's surface to improve cell health and boost the immune system. The beneficial heat of a sauna enhances the body's natural detoxification process and aids in the reduction of a variety of toxins in the liver, kidneys, stomach, muscles, and brain. It also increases blood flow to the skin, which can increase healing to the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin.
Infrared energy emitted by the sauna is absorbed by the cells, causing a physical phenomenon called "resonance". Studies have shown that an infrared sauna session can burn upwards of 600 calories while you relax! As the body works to cool itself, there’s a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories. The acceleration of the metabolic process of vital organs and endocrine glands can result in weight loss. Traditional saunas also work the same way with your body to help you lose weight by sweating it out.
A Salus Saunas sauna is one of the best things you can do for yourself to relax, to recover, and detox – a pivotal tool in creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Yet, there are still ways you can improve your sauna experience even more, one of these being the use of essential oils. In addition to the wonderful aroma these handy oils produce, they have many purposes - the most noted ones are killing bacteria, clearing your lungs, and making the sauna smell great.
Vital Health Information for First Responders
Sauna therapy has been proven to assist in detoxification and increase longevity. Since infrared sauna therapy was successfully used after 9/11 to assist first responders, several studies have shown the benefits of this modern twist on centuries-old health ritual. Several fire departments around the US have purchased infrared saunas for their firehouses.
Vital Health Information for Health Professionals
Sauna therapy has been proven to assist in detoxification and increase longevity. Infrared sauna therapy has long been used to treat pain and ailments, with several studies showing the benefits of a modern twist on centuries-old health ritual. Several health professionals have recommended and even added infrared saunas to their offices and facilities.