What benefits do you get from a sauna

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  • On 30/09/2016
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According to Wikipedia, the sauna is a small room or building designed as a place to experience dry or wet heat sessions, or an establishment with one or more of these facilities. The steam and high heat make the bathers perspire.

How infrared sauna is working

Saunas can be divided into few basic types: conventional saunas that warm the air,ice saunas, where people can rub their whole body with ice, that help body to rejuvenate cells,improving immune system, but also leaving your skin very smooth and soft, or infrared saunas that warm objects. Infrared saunas may use a variety of materials in their heating area such as charcoal, active carbon fibres, and other materials.
What are the good points of using a sauna?
Sweating and overheating forces your body to work harder, your heart to pump faster, so, this therapeutic activity can be helpful for weight loss. Sauna increases your circulation; makes you sweat and helps you shed salt and water, thereby allowing you to lose extra weight, but also to open your skin pores,eliminate toxins from your skin.

Benefits of steam sauna 1

Benefits of sauna for skin

Who are saunas for? 
People have used saunas and sweat lodges for thousands years all around the world, making saunas a simple technique to lose weight and sweating out toxins that no other holistic therapy can do any better  then that.
Does saunas really help your body?
Since this therapy didn't disappear so many eras,that prove that is working and give positive results to health of people.
Many years ago, the Finnish discovered that pouring water over heated rocks in a small enclosed room created a very hot, dry heat – the sauna.
In our days sauna has grown, with several versions used in health spas, resorts and the home. With their many health advantages, saunas have become a natural way of helping treat a range of major and minor medical conditions, but also a oasis of relaxation. Saunas can be found almost in every hotel that have  spa services, but also in medical centres for physiotherapy.

While it depends on the state of your health and age, saunas can cleanse your skin, increase circulation, open up your airways and sinuses, ease muscle and rheumatic pain, strengthen your immune system, improve joint movement and act as a great stress release for tension. Sweating opens up your pores, lets out toxins and impurities, increases circulation and is great for stimulating the vessels that aid in the healing process of infections.Sauna speed up recovery time for injuries such as strains, sprains, arthritis and muscular pain but also stimulate the endocrine glands that are important for regulating mood, tissue function, metabolism, sexual function and the reproductive process.

Steam sauna can ease congestion, inflammation, coughing, allergies and respiratory conditions – making them great for asthmatics.
In beauty salons small sauna spray is used for cosmetic treatments, for complex cleanse of skin, open pores,remove dirt and oil and help face muscles to relax.
You must stay hydrated during your time spend in sauna:
 During your time spent in sauna you should consume plenty of water,to keep your body well hydrated,as sweating can often result in a large amount of water loss. Without replacement, this can cause fatigue or disruption of normal heart rhythms.Is recommended about 15 minutes a day in a sauna and no more,so stay safe and be moderate using sauna.
People who cannot use saunas are pregnant woman's,children's,people who suffer from Cardiovascular disease, or people who consumed alcohol. Is totally not recommended to use sauna if you've drink alcohol.
Dry saunas: 
The dry sauna involves the sequence of pouring water over heated rocks to create a high heat. 
 Inside, heat can reach up to 70 degrees Celsius (or more) where your body temperature is forced to produce more sweat to cool your body down. This aids in the removal of many toxic metals such as sodium, lead and cadmium. In one session, you can burn up to 300 calories – equivalent to a long jog or an hour of weight training!
 Dry sauna has the same benefits like steam sauna, moderate and following the indications shown on the entrance of sauna.
Other conditions for which dry sauna is recommended are:
Chronic fatigue
Mild depression
Rheumatoid arthritis
Musculoskeletal pain
Skin conditions
But main reason why people choose sauna is because is relaxing you.
Most of people combine dry sauna with ice sauna, after the body is warm to a very high temperature, you can get into the room with ice and rub your body, this will cool you down and help you feel more comfortable when your skin is touching the ice.

Ice sauna benefits for health and skin

Infrared sauna:
The infrared sauna is one type of dry sauna that heats the interior using an infrared heat tube. Unlike typical saunas that create heat through air or steam, the infrared sauna sends out heat directly to the body.
Infrared light forms part of the sun’s rays and is needed for all living things. This light is non-harmful and even used to treat newborn babies in hospital. It’s quickly absorbed into your body, creating a thermal energy that causes the heat sensation.
The infrared sauna is one type of dry sauna that heats the interior using an infrared heat tube. Unlike typical saunas that create heat through air or steam, the infrared sauna sends out heat directly to the body.

Some advice before starting to use sauna:
1. Protect Your Hair and Skin
Use a special conditioner or a moist towel to cover the hair. The sauna's intense heat may dry out the hair shafts, which makes them brittle and prone to breaking, so use a special conditioner, or a wet towel to cover your hair.
2. Remove Jewellery and Accessories
If someone wears metal jewellery inside sauna metal heats rapidly under hot temperatures, which is why it's a good idea to remove all jewellery before walking into a sauna. Even wearing smaller earrings can heat up very quickly, causing skin irritation and burning. A person must remove all clothing when sitting in a sauna, so it just makes sense to remove jewellery as well.
For your safety, remove earrings, necklaces, watches, and any other accessory before a session.Get a silicone cheap watch that you can lay next to you to fix the time you  want to stay inside steam sauna.
3.Ask your doctor advice if you know yourself to have some health problems if is suitable for you to use any kind of sauna.

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