Sauna Benefits - Real or Hype?

There are many claims about sauna benefits. They are supposed to be good for losing weight, cleansing the body of toxins, lowering cholesterol, relieving the symptoms of arthritis and treating respiratory problems like bronchitis and laryngitis. Sounds like a miracle cure, doesn't it? Some of these claims may be exaggerated, but others may have sound scientific foundations.

How would you like to read some of the best, carefully distilled and clearly presented facts and arguments about the benefits of sauna? Well, all you need to do is keep reading this fantastic article - and the others like it on this site. I'm sure you'll agree with me after you've read it.

Known Sauna Benefits

  • Soothes and relaxes tired muscles
  • Helps to relieve mental fatigue
  • Relieves tension and stress
  • Provides a cardiovascular workout-Helps condition your heart
  • Increases metabolic rate
  • Improves circulation
  • Provides temporary relief of arthritic pain
  • Promotes healing and releases natural pain killers, Beta Endorphins and Norepinephrines
  • Increases resistance to illness
  • Burns as many as 300 calories during a normal Sauna session
  • Helps maintain clear, healthy skin and provides an after-glow rosy complexion
  • Promotes a wonderful feeling of well being and a total body experience that no other bath can duplicate
  • Adds luxury and value to your home


Dry Sauna Benefits

Sauna is the body's natural way to cleanse itself through perspiration. The high heat (average of 180° F) and the low humidity (about 25%) create an environment which promotes over-all perspiration and the deep cleansing of pores. The body's impurities are flushed away. This total perspiration helps maintain clear, healthy skin and provides a rosy afterglow.

Saunas are first and foremost a place of relaxation. The soft heat and humidity soothes and relaxes tired muscles, relieves stress, and promotes a wonderful after Sauna feeling of satisfaction and well being.

The body's natural painkillers, beta-endorphins and norepinephrines, are released to provide a feeling much like the runner's high. During a Sauna, the rate of blood circulation increases, the rate of breathing increases, and the pulse rate quickens.

Saunas are a cardiovascular workout for your heart. Up to 300 calories are burned in a Sauna session. However, a sauna should always be used in conjunction with a proper diet and exercise program.

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