Get steamy. I don’t know about you, but I prefer to sweat alone. And any of these spectacular saunas would be hard to leave. Enhancing our well-being should become one of our major concerns. Luxury and comfort are not enough to escape everyday stress and routine. Find a way to balance your private life and work pressures! A sauna seems to be a great idea, don’t you think? Enjoy our collection of 35 Spectacular Sauna Designs for Your Home! You can think about this as an opportunity to improve your home and health in the same time.
Looking for a way to relax, improve your health and add luxury to your home? Consider installing a personal sauna. There are a variety of options, from easy-to-assemble kits to prefabricated outdoor retreats. Our tips will take the guesswork out of choosing the right sauna for you. Determine if you want your sauna indoors or outdoors. Indoor saunas are more common, but external saunas are a good option if you don’t have the room indoors or if you want your sauna near a pool or overlooking a view.
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Sauna Health Benefits : Are saunas healthy or harmful?
Much has been made of the health benefits of sauna bathing. With good reason. Physically, nothing is more reinvigorating than a deep, healthy sweat every day. Tension fades. Muscles unwind. Mentally, we emerge relaxed, revived and ready for whatever the day may bring.
Saunas help you look younger. One of the significant organs of our body, your skin also needs regular exercise and saunas are a great way to exercise skin. As we grow older, more of the dead cells accumulate onto our skin pores, as the skin becomes less elastic. A few sessions in the sauna improve blood flow to our skin, which aids the growth of new skin and also removes all the dead cells that were building up previously. The oils, which are the natural moisturizers and antibiotics present in our skin are mobilized through saunas. This helps us to look younger in a significant way.
Saunas help in weight loss. Sauna therapy is a great way for weight loss, with minimal effort. During a sauna bath, the heart rate increases substantially due to the dry heat. Scientific calibrations suggest that a 20-minute session at around 170 degrees Fahrenheit burns over 500 calories. The body’s metabolism speeds up similar to the way it does from physical exercise and is a great method to maintain weight.
Saunas flush toxins. Publications like The American Journal of Medicine and Harvard Men’s Health Watch have claimed that saunas can reduce a host of ailments, from stress to illnesses, caused by environmental toxins. Dr. Lawrence Wilson, nutrition and lifestyle consultant in Scottsdale and Prescott, Ariz., documented sauna benefits during a yearlong intensive infrared sauna therapy program in 2002, which he detailed in his book, Sauna Therapy. (See link in Resources below.)
“We could really improve people’s health if we could get them to use saunas,” he says. Dr. Wilson works with the elimination of toxins, such as lead, mercury and nicotine, and says a sauna can dramatically speed up their elimination, though it does take time. “It takes a couple months of sauna therapy just to fix your skin,” he says, “It’s like flushing your skin a couple times a week. Compared to most treatments it’s very safe — if it’s done sensibly.”
Saunas make the immune system stronger. Another one of the major benefits of sauna is that it helps to create a stronger immune system. Sauna sessions help produce white blood cells.