What are some health benefits professional saunas provide to their owners?
- Sweating is a healthy, eliminative process of the body. It is a way for our skin to get rid of unwanted and harmful toxins within and on the surface of the body. Saunas facilitate the elimination of these toxins and keep our body’s largest organ healthy.
- It is believed that the skin’s exposure to heat stimulates the production of white blood cells and strengthens the immune system.
- Saunas increase and improve blood circulation and breathing.
- Saunas model moderate exercise, burning a high number of calories based on the length of sessions. Combined with a healthy diet, saunas can contribute to weight loss and maintaining a good figure.
- Spending time in a professional sauna can help cleanse the body topically rather than just taking a shower or bath. It helps keep skin noticeably healthy and soft.
- Stress is common to most people and can contribute to body aches and pains. The heat and humidity present in a professional sauna can ease pain and relax tensed muscles. In addition, some believe saunas can temporarily relieve arthritic pain.
- Many spend time in a sauna to help them relax. Similar to meditation, alone time in a sauna can help people enhance focus and patience.
- Some believe that spending some time in a sauna before bedtime helps them sleep, increasing the benefits that come with a good night’s rest.
What are some other, sauna-purchasing considerations?
- Saunas are built for one person, two people, and up. Consider how many people will use the sauna at one time. Since saunas are safe for people in their teens and up, many family members can enjoy the benefits of their home, professional sauna.
- Decide where you would like to place your sauna. Outdoor saunas are popular with consumers because they do not have to worry about finding space for it in their homes. In addition, some saunas enable the ability to view the outside, so outdoor sauna users can enjoy the view while relaxing in their sauna.
- Many saunas feature ‘extras’ such as reading lights, radios, and foot therapy. If you plan to use your sauna often, then it is wise to consider some of the added benefits that some models have to offer you.
- Corner saunas are optimal for indoor placement. Corner saunas can fit one, two, or more people depending on the model.
- Infrared lamp saunas use incandescent infrared heat lamps for the purposes of generating heat. They emit near-infrared, middle infrared, and some far infrared energy. Ceramic saunas use elements for heating that mainly emit far infrared heat. Infrared saunas heat objects within the sauna rather than heating the air in the sauna itself. Many champion infrared saunas because they feel they can stay in the sauna longer, thus enhancing the benefits provided.