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Struggling to Shake that Late-Winter Cold? A Sauna Can Help

The days of winter can often seem longer than the rest of the year. The weather is sometimes cold and dreary. And germs can seem to be more prevalent too. Are you struggling to shake that late-winter cold? A sauna can help. Maximum Comfort Pool & Spa carries excellent saunas by Finnleo® that are perfect for all kinds of things. Using a sauna for fitness is only the beginning of the benefits you can enjoy.

Maximum Comfort just completed our 40th year of serving the Vail Valley. Anyone who needs assistance with their at-home leisure knows where to come. Let us share with you what we’ve learned about the usefulness of saunas over the years.

Treat the Symptoms with Sauna Steam

First, we all know that a cold is sure to mean certain symptoms. A stuffy nose or runny nose, a sore throat or a cough…all colds have similar effects on the body. But sitting in a sauna can help to clear up these issues more quickly. 

How can a sauna help? A sauna will naturally increase core body temperature. This elevation of temperature is how the body releases toxic substances. The virus causing the pesky cold will begin to be attacked, while you are simply sitting still.

The steam produced in a traditional sauna will open up your airways, making it easier to breathe. Feeling relief from all of the pressure caused by a head cold is a great way to start your recovery. A sauna session also relaxes the entire body, allowing some respite from the miserable symptoms that annoying cold is causing.

Stave Off Colds with Regular Sauna Time

Next, you can boost your immune system by spending time in a sauna regularly. This is just one of the many sauna health benefits that you can experience with routine heat bathing. A sauna is a warm place to spend a short amount of time. You can safely allow your body to heat up and release unwanted substances. So you can try to stave off colds before they can develop.

The heat of a sauna helps to stimulate the production of white blood cells. It also helps to move oxygen rich blood throughout your body. All of this gives the immune system the boost it needs to stave off colds. 

A Sauna Session Can Also Assist Slumber

Finally, there is one more thing to keep in mind when you’re struggling to shake that late-winter cold. A sauna can help prepare your body for more restful slumber. Sometimes sleep eludes you when you are struggling with symptoms of a virus. But sitting in the sauna just before you want to sleep can help in a big way.


If you need a sauna for your home or vacation home in the Rocky Mountains, stop by one of our two locations in Vail or Frisco. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to help. Whether you are using a sauna for health benefits or fitness, you will love the changes a sauna can bring your way.