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Science Behind Potential Health Benefits of Sauna

The purported health benefits of sauna use are numerous. Although, sweat may seem like something you’d rather do without, it’s actually great for the body.

The health benefits of sauna use extend to our entire bodies

According to Dr. Julian Whitaker, a respected American physician, sitting in a sauna has the same health benefits as mild exercise. By sitting in a sauna for 15 minutes a day, you can improve your circulatory system because the heat dilates the capillaries improving the flow of blood. Besides refining our cardiovascular system, sauna use can help with rheumatoid arthritis, musculoskeletal issues, skin conditions, chronic fatigue and even mild depression. However, the most important health-related benefit of sauna use is that it makes us sweat.

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The Benefits of Using a Sauna in the Winter

Without doubt, winter in Canada can be extreme – freezing weather, greyish sky, and arctic winds to really make things uncomfortable. It’s the perfect weather for getting into a sauna, feeling cozy, and taking advantage of the many health benefits. The benefits of using a sauna in the winter go far beyond coziness and comfort. In fact, the Finns make use of their saunas to address a range of health concerns – from better circulation, to enhanced relaxation and cleansing.

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How to do Hot Yoga in a Sauna the Better Way

Doing hot yoga in a sauna can be a very relaxing experience. Beyond the many health benefits, it allows the mind and body to comfortably align. Sometimes referred to as sauna yoga, it’s based on the simple poses associated with traditional yoga. It’s ideal to strengthen the body, stretch out the muscles, and enjoy an atmosphere of peace and quiet. However, it’s important to do hot yoga in a sauna correctly – and it’s equally important to be careful in terms of the health risks.

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A Sauna May Add Value to Your Home

Many homeowners wonder if a home sauna actually adds value to the home or property. Clearly, there is a touch of luxury to a home with a built in-sauna, and some added leisure to the living environment. All things considered, a sauna can add value to your home. Understandably, the added value of a home sauna will be defined in different ways.

In general, residential real estate prices are most influenced by supply and demand market forces. This is especially true for residential homes in North America. A sauna adds value to your home in the same way that a renovated kitchen or renovated bathroom enhances value. Today, a home sauna can be a very attractive “extra” when selling a property.

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The Sauna Wood Burning Stove – For the Sauna Enthusiast

A sauna wood burning stove, sometimes referred to as a wood burning heater, is considered to be the “traditional” sauna experience, and much preferred by sauna enthusiasts around the world. Offering softer heat and softer steam, the sauna wood burning stove is designed to use wood as fuel instead of electricity. A sauna wood burning stove allows for very effective flame circulation, which heats up the sauna rocks evenly, enabling the sauna to warm up quickly.

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Aromatherapy for Saunas | What Essential Oil is Best for You

Using scented essential oils is very popular in saunas.  Most commonly, a few drops of oil are added to the sauna water bucket.  When water is ladled over the sauna stones, the steam gives off a pleasant fragrance.  By far the most common scented essence is eucalyptus.  Lavender is also a very pleasant and popular scent for aromatherapy.  Others may include pine, birch, citrus, and peppermint.

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How to Make the Most of Your in-Home Sauna?

As more and more homeowners install personal saunas, care and maintenance issues start to be important. And like other home appliances, taking care of your sauna is essential for short-term performance and long-term lifespan. Taking care of your sauna does not have to be a pain – there are simply some basics that should be followed, and none of them are particularly burdensome.

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DIY Sauna: Everything You Need in a Pre-Fabricated Sauna

In Toronto, and throughout the GTA, Saunafin offers DIY sauna kits to suit practically every need. Saunafin specializes in factory-direct DIY sauna kits, including pre-fabricated saunas, sauna material kits, steam generators, and infrared saunas.  Saunafin has it all – for those who want to install a built-in sauna; for those who want a prefabricated DIY sauna kit; and for those who want a more portable sauna. Finally, there are also steam generators and steam showers.

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The Many Benefits of a Home Sauna

As more and more people become familiar with the benefits of a home sauna, home installations have become more and more popular. The beauty of a home sauna is that it can be installed anywhere – in the basement, in the bedroom, in the bathroom, in a home gym or even in a closet space. And whatever sauna type is chosen, the benefits of a home sauna make the purchase and installation well worthwhile.

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