I’m always asked what is the point of the sauna? If I’m being honest, I used to ask the same question. Just did not seem logical to sit in a hot box and sweat to near death. But after doing some research and encouragement, I went for it. The Sauna is required for me after each workout for at least 15 minutes. You will be drenched, you will want to climb out of there, you will not understand why you chose to do it but it will be all worth it! Let me tell you why….
The skin is the largest organ in the body and through the pores it plays a major role in the detoxifying process alongside the lungs, kidneys, bowels, liver and the lymphatic and immune systems. The skin produces cool sweat to regulate the body’s elevated temperature. It also has the ability to transform toxins from lipid-soluble or oil based, into easier to eliminate water soluble. Sweat carries toxins OUT of the body and flushes them through the pores.
SWEATING IS THE BODY’S SAFE AND NATURAL WAY TO HEAL.
Benefits of the Sauna:
- Improved Blood Circulation: The sauna increases and improves the rate of blood circulation and breathing.
- Weight Loss: Sauna is similar to mild exercise, it burns about 300 calories per average session. Regular sauna treatments combined with a healthy diet and moderate exercise will help you lose weight and stay fit and healthy.
- Skin Cleansing: A profuse sauna-induced sweat followed by a shower cleanses your skin far more thoroughly than just taking a shower. It makes the skin soft and healthy with immediate noticeable effects.
- Body Relaxation: Stress build-up creates tension in the body manifesting in various aches and pains. The heat and humidity of the sauna diffuses the pain and relaxes tired muscles.
- Mind Relaxation: The sauna is essentially a place to relax. Regular sauna users all agree that it effectively helps relieve physical and mental fatigue and stress.
Try it out and watch how your skin glows, watch how the pounds shed and feel the difference in being truly relaxed – mentally and physically.
Leave me a comment. Have you ever used the sauna? Is it a part of your routine? Will you try it now after learning its benefits?