01 Feb|Categories: Saunas
Saunas have been paramount in Finish culture for thousands of years and it isn’t difficult to see why - research has shown a saunas’ dry heat has profound effects on overall health, wellness and performance. Here are the top 5 benefits of owning a sauna:
Ease Aches and Pains
Heat from the sauna increases blood circulation and carries oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscle, which relieves muscle tension and improves joint stiffness. Consequently, saunas may help those with chronic pain and arthritis.
Boost Your Mood
Relaxing in a sauna helps your body to release endorphins, a feel-good chemical that has been proven to counteract stress and its negative impact on your body.
Sauna use can encourage a deeper, more relaxed sleep. After you visit a sauna, your body will cool down rapidly. This cool down process signals to your brain that it’s time to start producing melatonin - the sleep hormone.
As you sweat, your blood flow and circulation increase. At the same time, your pores open up and sweat flushes out bacteria that was trapped in them, resulting in less clogged pores, smoother skin and a healthier complexion.
Bring the Family Together
Nowadays, we spend more and more time in front of screens and less and less time talking to each other. There is no better place than a sauna to relax and reconnect with family members after a busy week.
Despite the multitude of benefits, saunas may not be appropriate for everyone. You should seek medical advice before using a sauna, particularly if you are pregnant or have health conditions. Here are some other general precautions:
• Do not drink alcohol before, during or after sauna use.
• Stay in no more than 20 minutes.
• Make sure to cool down gradually afterwards.
• Drink plenty of cool water before and after each sauna session.
• Do not use a sauna if you are ill.
Why Should You Invest in a Sauna from Award Leisure?
Our unique saunas are an exciting investment that generations can enjoy. The cedar walls are 40mm thick, providing incredible insulation and structural strength. They are designed to be energy efficient, resulting in lower running costs. Plus, we are so confident about the quality, that you receive a 5-year warranty so you can enjoy your new investment with complete peace of mind. You can expect a truly luxurious product with unrivalled service from Award Leisure.