Health Benefits of a Sauna

Health Benefits of a Sauna.1,It relieves stress, medical studies show stress in our lives affect our health and the vast majority of illness is stress related.Sauna uses cite stress reduction as the number 1 benefit of sauna use. The heat of the sauna relaxes the body, improves circulation and stimulates the release of endorphin’s-the body’s natural feel good chemical.The second of the Health Benefits of a Sauna, with the release of endorphin’s- which can have a mild tranquilizing effect and the ability to minimize pain in the muscles and joints and relaxing the whole body.Your body temperature rises from the heat of the Sauna, your blood vessels dilate therefore increasing blood circulation and helping with high blood pressure.The increased blood flow speeds up the body’s natural healing process, speeding up the healing of minor cuts and bruises.Another one of the health benefits of a Sauna it is said to relax muscles by eliminating lactic acid and toxins built up while exercising. Detoxifying our bodies makes us feel better.  By going in a sauna and the process of a deep sweat can help reduce levels of lead,copper,zinc,nickel,mercury which are all toxins commonly absorbed just from our daily environment. There are  plenty of books telling us to detoxify our bodies and many doctors will agree a sauna is one of the best way of detoxifying.A deep sweat also cleanses the skin and rids dead skin cells leaving your skin soft.It will not cure acne but it does help due to the deep cleansing it provides. Research has found that nutrients and minerals in sweat are essential to maintain the collagen structure of the skin, and if the collagen in our skin is maintained we have less wrinkles and sags.So lets look at another one of the Health Benefits of a Sauna.It can induce a deeper sleep this is due to the raise and fall of temperature and the slow relaxing decline of  endorphin’s.Sauna’s can also improve cardiovascular performance as your body heats up your heart rate can go from 60-70 beats per minute to 110-120 beats per minute and can often sink below normal after the cooling off stage. So with regular saunas we can train our heart muscles and improve the heart rate/cardiac output and help the body’s regulatory system.With short bursts of heat then cool then heat and cool etc the heart benefits from the change in beats as it does in moderate exercise.So to the last couple of health benefits of a sauna. they can fight illness. I know if i have a cold or blocked nose I have a sauna with eucalyptus oil  in the water for the steam and it clears the pain of sinus congestion.The medical reason for your body fighting illness is as you heat up in the sauna your body makes white blood cells more rapidly, which in turn helps to fight illness and kill infections.So to finish there are good medical reasons to have a sauna and they will all make you feel better,or is it that for the time you enter the heat and relaxing atmosphere of the sauna and unwind and just spend some time thinking and doing nothing.What ever your reason for having a sauna its a good reason.So why not book you log fired sauna break with us at And find out the Health Benefits of  a Sauna for your self. Please take a look at our accommodation.Thank you for reading our Health Benefits of a Sauna. Tim and Diane Mellor.Hart of Mull Self Catering Log Cabins 

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