Saunas offer purifying health benefits. The deep sweat helps tension fade and muscles unwind. Here are some reasons you should consider using them:
The human body removes toxins from the body through sweat, but most people do not actively sweat enough. When sweating from the intense heat of a sauna, you can reduce the levels of lead, zinc, copper, nickel and mercury in the body.
Using a sauna allows you to be in a warm and quiet space without any distractions. The heat relaxes the muscles, stimulates endorphin release and improves circulation.
Skin is cleansed and dead skin cells are replaced when the body sweats in a heat bath. Bacteria are rinsed away by sweat and pores are cleansed to improve capillary circulation, which helps the skin look softer.
Pain Relief for Muscles and Joints
When endorphins are released, they help minimize pain from arthritis and muscle soreness. The body heals faster from aches and pains as well as from cuts and bruises. After a workout, the heat or steam from the sauna helps reduce muscle tension and remove lactic acid or other toxins your body may have been holding.