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Sauna For Health

When the sick season just won’t end, how impactful is sauna for health?

Though the regular cold and flu season is winding down, talks of how to stay healthy are only ramping up in light of COVID-19. 

We’ve seen articles promoting saunas as a way to combat coronavirus, and as much as we’d love to have a magic cure, there is not enough data on this stance for us to feel comfortable confirming or denying it. However, what we do know is that sauna usage promotes holistic health benefits that are just too good to skip out on, whether it’s sick season or not. 

You’re likely familiar with a sauna health benefit or two. And even if you’re not, you at least know how relaxing a sauna can be—which is a health benefit of its own! But did you know that nearly every part of your body can be positively impacted by the high temperatures and/or humidity of a traditional steam sauna? 

We asked around the Almost Heaven office for everyone’s favorite sauna health benefit and got a wide variety of answers (further speaking to the holistic goodness of sauna!). So we took these answers (like: “Sauna makes me sleep like a baby”) and put some science behind them thanks to The Energy BlueprintTake a look at just a few ways that your sauna sessions are helpful to you and your health:

1. Your immune system:

Regular exposure to sauna can reduce the incidence of the common cold...and bolster the immune system.

2. Your mind:

Sauna use causes a massive release of beta-endorphins which leads to better mood and fewer negative effects of stress.

3. Your skin:

Regular sauna use has a beneficial effect on skin health, improving hydration...and protecting from future stresses."

4. Your heart:

Risk of dying from cardiovascular disease was...50% lower for those using the sauna 4-7 times per week.

5. Your blood:

Sauna use may very well be the single most powerful tool for detoxification available.

6. Your muscles:

Sauna use reduces exercise-induced muscle damage and delayed-onset muscle soreness.

7. Your sleep cycle:

Taking a sauna releases increased levels of melatonin, which is known to help induce a deep and relaxed sleep.

And to think that these are only some of the ways in which sauna can help you to live a more healthful life! Take a peek on our website for some additional sauna health pointers and at our current specials if you’re ready to add sauna to your health routine.

We haven’t been able to stop talking about sauna health benefits recently, so you may have seen some of these pop up in your social media feeds. If you’re not on our socials, consider this your invite to stop by and say hey on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. While you’re there, drop us a message and let us know what your favorite sauna health benefit is! 

As concerns surrounding COVID-19 are very present, we encourage you to turn to the Centers for Disease Control or the World Health Organization for up-to-date and accurate information. We’re wishing you and yours a healthful spring season! Don’t forget to wash your hands, take your vitamins, and spend some extra time in the sauna.

March 17, 2020 •