A sauna is a room insulated from roof to ceiling with untreated wood to retain heat from the heat source.
The sauna heater is the “heart of the sauna” and radiates heat through sauna rocks. The room will reach temperatures of up to 100 Degrees Celsius. Water can be poured on the sauna rocks sparingly to generate steam however the humidity level of saunas are considerably low as compared to steam rooms.
The wood absorbs moisture from the air and this with the heat from the traditional hot rock sauna heater provides the perfect sauna environment.
What are the benefits of Sauna?
Saunas have been used for thousands of years in many parts of the world and the effects on the body are astounding. Besides the detoxification benefits frequent use of the sauna can boost your immune system and has cardiovascular benefits which can be equated to mild exercise – The heart gets a gentle workout while the heat of the sauna dilates the capillaries and improves blood flow.
Medical conditions which sauna use has proved to relieve:
• Chronic fatigue • Mild depression • Rheumatoid arthritis • Musculoskeletal pain • Skin conditions
- Helps to relieve stress
- Relaxes muscles and soothes pain in muscles and joints
- Promoted sweating which flushes out toxins and cleanses skin
- Helps to induce deeper and more restful sleep
- Improves cardiovascular performance
- Burns additional calories
- Improves overall physical and psychological wellbeing
- Assists in boosting immune system and fighting illnesses
- Improves performance during endurance sports
- Improves condition of hair and scalp as natural oils are released through pores
- Promotes recovery between sport/workouts
- Improves overall appearance of skin reducing effects of aging by boosting bloodflow