Alright, let’s be honest, how is it possible that the new fitness trend is relaxing in a sauna? I was skeptical at first too but let me tell you, the sauna is such an amazing experience and I’m obsessed! I have experienced all of the benefits and I can’t get enough!
From reducing annoying back pains to providing you with flawless skin, the sauna can be a miracle or your health! Here’s a How-To Guide to saunas to help you get behind this trend too!
Saunas have a ton of benefits such as:
It eases your pain!
After a hard workout, spending some time in a sauna can be so beneficial for your muscles!
The sauna will help your hard-working muscles relax, which prevents soreness and relieves deep muscle and joint pain. Heat can raise your body temperature and then force the blood vessels to dilate, which facilitates blood circulation.
This improved blood circulation accelerates the body’s natural healing process, which is why you won’t be as sore the next day.
You can save time by stretching in the sauna after your workout too! It depends on your personal preference but it warms your muscles and makes it easier to really feel every muscle.
Sauna classes prepare your body for the next workout and help prevent any injuries. They are especially useful if you are trying new workouts or adding different exercise programs to your regimen.
There are many designs and types of saunas, like a one-person infrared sauna or two-person infrared sauna, so it just really depends on what you prefer and what is more convenient for you.
Sweating is a great detox!
Sweating is great for your body and you’re guaranteed to do a lot of it in a sauna! Sweating essentially cleans your body of toxins and your skin as well. Sweat allows the skin to replenish and removes bacteria and dead skin cells. Heat opens pores and softens the skin, leaving you with an amazing, healthy glow.
Because heat speeds up blood circulation, it can improve your skin tone and texture!
Using a 2 person infrared sauna may be an excellent way to help your body get rid of acne. However, it is recommended that you do begin your sauna treatment without makeup because the products may clog your pores once you begin sweating.
In the winter, it is especially useful to use a sauna because the colder weather doesn’t facilitate blood circulation.
Heal your body and mind!
The health benefits of the 2 person infrared sauna are not limited to muscle restoration and skincare. Regular saunas can help people with high blood pressure and congestive heart failure!
If you have a health condition, be sure to consult a doctor first before starting a regular regimen of sauna treatments!
Sauna do’s and don’ts!
A sauna is a great place to relax, especially after a workout in the gym. To make the most of your sauna treatment and stay safe while detoxing, we recommend:
• Do consult your doctor before using a sauna if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, are pregnant, or are over 70 years of age
• Do wear a swimsuit in shared saunas and always sit on a towel.
• Do bring a bottle of water with you so you can stay hydrated at all times.
• Do take a shower before entering the sauna to help maintain your body temperature.
• Do sit up to 10 minutes in the sauna at a time. If you’re too hot after 10 minutes, take a cool shower to lower your body temperature. According to a research sauna guide, you can do this up to 3 times safely.
• Do dry your body after showering. A slippery floor poses a danger to you and other members.
• Do not pour water on the components of the sauna. The sauna does not need the same water as a steam bath!
• Do not use your mobile phone in the sauna. They can explode and cause harm to yourself and others.
• Do use the sauna’s emergency button if you feel uncomfortable or dizzy. The staff will be happy to help you.
• Do check out the front of the sauna or ask a member of the team for instructions on how to use the sauna.
• Don’t forget the emotional benefits of the sauna. High temperatures can cause your brain to release good endorphins, while the atmosphere releases stress and relaxes.
Advice for Sauna Use
Before you begin your sauna adventure, you need to take some precautions.
The first time you use a sauna infrared, it is recommended to only stay for five to ten minutes. When you start to build up your heat tolerance, you can stay there safely for up to half an hour.
Definitely listen to your body! If you feel dizzy after fifteen minutes, please take a break. Everyone is different!
What are you waiting for? Pick up your water bottle and plant yourself in that dark little portable infrared sauna room. I promise it is worth it!