4 Reasons to Use Your Sauna This Summer
You love a nice warm sauna session when it’s cold outside. But what about when it’s sunny and warm? Are you still taking advantage of your sauna during the summer? A session in your sauna might not be your first thought, but its health benefits are meant to be taken advantage of year-round. Here are 4 great reasons to use your sauna this summer.
The Detoxifying Benefits of a Deep Sweat
Perspiring while you mow the lawn is not the same as the deep sweat you get in your sauna. Regular sweat is 99% water and doesn’t help clarify your body. When you use the sauna, on the other hand, the heat penetrates deep into your body and produces what’s called a deep sweat. A deep sweat helps rid your body of toxins you can pick up from the environment, like chemicals, lead, and mercury. It’s also great for your skin. When sunscreen, bug spray, or make-up clogs your pores, some time in your sauna can clarify your skin beautifully.
An Immunity Boost
Summer colds are never fun. Who wants to waste a sunny day coughing and sneezing in bed? But these days, a healthy immune system is more important than ever. The good news is, strengthening your immune system can be as easy as indulging in a relaxing sauna session. Studies have shown that sauna bathing increases white blood cell production, which can lower your risk of getting sick. Of course, for lasting results, regular sauna use is key.
Chronic stress can take a toll on your health. But your sauna can help you manage your stress. You can’t overlook the value of having a quiet place to decompress when life gets hectic. But that’s not the only reason using a sauna eases stress. The heat actually regulates the level of cortisol (the stress hormone) and increases the production of serotonin (the “happy” hormone).
Whether you’re sore from yard work, exercise, or a chronic condition, you can get relief with a sauna session. The heat penetrates deep into sore muscles, helping them to relax. Plus, when you use a sauna, your circulation speeds up, sending a rush of blood and oxygen through your body, which speeds up recovery.
Summer or not, every day is a good day for a sauna session! And when you have a Finnleo® Home Sauna, it’s easy to reap all these benefits, and more. Whenever you’re craving a relaxing sauna bath, your Finnleo retreat will be right there waiting. Want to learn more or take a look at a Finnleo in person? Contact us or stop in!