Proven Clinical Benefits of A Home Sauna
Posted on 16 February 2021
Saunas have been used as part of the Scandinavian tradition for thousands of years. Throughout history, regular sauna bathers have raved about the health benefits of home sauna use. Beyond traditional word of mouth, scientists are now identifying proven health benefits of regular home sauna use. Whether you are using cedar, barrel, Luna, or POD (raindrop) sauna, the high heat of your home sauna will provide you and your family with plenty of physical and mental benefits. A few of the positive health outcomes offered by a home sauna are summarized in this article.
Improve Cardiovascular Health
Regular home sauna use is associated with decreased stress, decreased blood pressure, and improved overall cardiovascular health. The high heat of a sauna naturally increases heart rate to elevate circulation and improve blood flow. Recent research found that regular home sauna use decreased the risk of death due to cardiovascular disease.
Accelerate Muscle Recovery
Many professional and amateur athletes alike integrate a home sauna into their training routine. Using a sauna before or after a workout can help improve training and accelerate recovery. The elevated heat of a sauna stimulates increased blood flow and helps send oxygen throughout the body to flush out the lactic acid build up in the muscles. Increasing circulation can help prevent muscle fatigue and weakness following a workout and transform your athletic performance. Improve your endurance and prevent injury through regular home sauna use.
While spending time in a home sauna, the high heat elevates the heart rate to fuel metabolism and burn calories. When combined with a broader fitness and wellness routine, sauna use can help accelerate weight loss. The heat of a sauna can also help to suppress appetite.
Regular sauna use can result in dehydration, so make sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your sauna session.
Reduce Stress and Improve Sleep
A home sauna’s warm environment is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Regular home sauna use is associated with decreased stress and is great for managing anxiety and depression symptoms. With reduced stress, sauna use can also help to improve sleep. Using a sauna before bed can improve blood flow, relax the mind and muscles, and prepare the body for a long night of sleep.
At SaunaFin, we sell cedar, barrel, Luna, and POD (raindrop) saunas made with premium Western red cedar. All our sauna models are available as sauna material kits built in as little as one day. No matter what type of sauna you ultimately buy, you will be able to gain all the health benefits of regular home sauna use. With an indoor or outdoor sauna model, you can enjoy your new home sauna at any time of day. To purchase a cedar, barrel, Luna, or POD (raindrop) sauna, contact the SaunaFin team at 905-738-4017.