Boost Wellness with a Sauna
As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The first wealth is health.” We all currently know how true these wise words are! But did you know that boosting your wellness can be as enjoyable as indulging in a relaxing sauna bath? Really! Here’s how sneaking away for a few minutes alone in your sauna can be a simple but effective way to improve your health and wellness.
Reduce Stress Naturally
Not all stress is bad. It produces the fight-or-flight response when you’re in danger, temporarily boosts memory and performance (handy if you’ve got a big presentation to make), and can even temporarily boost your immune system. BUT, here’s the catch. Stress is only beneficial for your body when it’s short term. If stress becomes chronic, your health suffers.
Here are just a few of the reasons it’s important to avoid chronic stress. It can increase your risk of heart disease, depression, headaches, diabetes, hypertension, and more. Stress has even been shown to kill brain cells.
Now for the good news. Sauna bathing is an effective, all-natural way to ease stress!
Your sauna’s heat helps regulate cortisol (the hormone your body releases when you’re stressed) and increases serotonin production, a “feel-good” hormone. Plus, don’t discount the stress relief that comes from having your own private getaway that you can retreat to anytime!
Boost Your Immune System
Medical studies have shown that frequent sauna use can lower the risk of catching a cold or flu. Why? The main reason is that when the sauna raises your core body temperature, the production of white blood cells goes up. Like a swat team taking out a threat, white blood cells attack viruses and illnesses. The key is regular sauna use. When you frequently use your sauna, your white blood cell production will routinely be elevated and ready to ward off many germs that come your way.
Increase Brain Power
When you relax in your sauna, your heart rate and circulation increases. That rush of blood flow is health-boosting for your entire body, and that includes your brain. Increasing blood flow to your brain helps your prefrontal cortex stay oxygenated longer and function at a higher level. Studies have shown that regular sauna use can even lower your risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Rid Your Body of Toxins
From detergents on our clothes to chemicals in food, we pick up all sorts of toxins in our daily environments. But it’s not easy to get rid of those toxins if you’re not routinely getting a deep sweat. Unlike regular sweating, which is 99% water, a deep sweat (the kind you get when you’re using a sauna) can help your body get rid of toxins like lead, mercury, and chemicals.
Besides helping to rid your body of toxins, deep sweating is also great for your skin! It clears your pores and chases away impurities that might be irritating your skin. If detoxing your skin and body is a high priority, make sauna bathing a regular part of your routine.
These are just a few of the fabulous wellness benefits associated with sauna bathing. Now, more than ever, prioritizing our health is important. But sauna bathing is no fad or trend! A Finnleo® Sauna will become a permanent and vital part of your wellness regimen. Add a sauna to your home gym, basement, bathroom, or even closet, and improve your health. Do you have questions about any of our Finnleo models? Contact us today to arrange a virtual consultation!