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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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The Healing Effects of the “Hot Sauna Cold Plunge” Technique

While many people have heard of the “hot sauna cold plunge” technique, the health benefits are not always fully understood. The benefits of a “hot sauna cold plunge” go way back to the Nordic cultures who originated the technique – a 20 minute sauna session, followed by a cold water dip or cool shower. Ideally the hot/cold exposure is repeated until the body is completely relaxed.

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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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Comparing Indoor Sauna Heaters – Which is Best?

With more and more homeowners installing home saunas, choosing the right components has become integral in ensuring the best setup. One of the most important components of the sauna is the heater, as it is considered the “heart” of the sauna. For this reason, purchasing a high quality indoor sauna heater, with good features, is a worthwhile investment. What’s most important for the homeowner is to choose wisely, and shop around smartly, based on personal needs and attention to quality.

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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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Home Saunas: the Latest Trend in Home Improvement

In recent years, more and more North Americans have been installing saunas in their basements, backyards, and even in their closets. Whatever the sauna type, and whatever the specific purpose, there are certainly many practical benefits to having a home sauna. Retail prices have moderated significantly over the years, installations have become far simpler, and many sauna “kits” allow the do-it-yourself enthusiast to install and enjoy, while maintaining a specific project budget.

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