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Sauna Health Benefits

Medical research indicates that regular sauna bathing can provide the following health benefits:

  • Releases stress and tension.
  • Improve blood circulation by raising body temperatures and heart rate.
  • Reduces aches and pains in joints by removing lactic acid.
  • Sauna bathing opens the pores on skin and helps the body in removing harmful toxins and other impurities.
  • Combined with exfoliating, it helps to remove accumulated dead skin.
  • Temperatures between 70-90 help kill viruses and bacteria which cannot survive in higher than normal body temperatures.
  • Relieves nasal, sinus and chest congestion.
  • Beneficial for mild cases of hypertension.
  • Flushes out harmful toxins through your pores.
  • Increases your metabolic rate which helps boost recovery after an illness.
  • Accelerates muscle recovery following heavy exercise.
  • Induces a deeper, more relaxing sleep.
  • Increases energy levels.

Heater Tips

  • Wiring and repairs must be done by a qualified electrician.
  • Do not use the heater as a grill.
  • Do not cover the sauna heater. It may cause fire.
  • Do not put wood of any kind on the electric heater.
  • Do not use the heater as clothes dryer. It may cause fire.
  • Never sit on the heater. It is really hot. It can cause serious burns.
  • Never use the heater without stones. It may cause fire.
  • Do not use chlorinated water (e.g. from the swimming pool or jacuzzi) or seawater. It can destroy the heater.
  • Don't put too much water on the heater. “Throw water onto the stones, one to three ladles are enough at a time. After a couple of minutes you can throw little water again".

How to use the sauna

  1. Leave your clothes in the dressing room. You should also have a clean set of clothes to wear after the sauna.
  2. Take a shower before you enter the sauna.
  3. Enter the sauna and sit on the bench. You may want to use a small towel to set on.
  4. You may increase humidity of the sauna room by throwing water on the stones of the heater. The recommended temperature in the sauna is 65 to 85°C.
  5. Leave the sauna room when you feel hot enough. Cool off by taking a shower or a swim or just by sitting in room temperature or outside. Have a drink if you feel thirsty, but avoid alcohol in the sauna.
  6. You may go back to the warm sauna room, taking your time to relax and enjoy the sauna atmosphere. You can repeat the hot-cold cycle as many times as you feel comfortable. Two rounds are usually suitable for other people.
  7. After sauna, wash yourself in a shower or go for a swim.
  8. Dry yourself with a towel or just by sitting in room temperature.
  9. Before putting on clean clothes allow enough time for cooling off, otherwise the sweating may still continue.
  10. Finally, have a peaceful rest and a refreshing drink.