Top 5 Health Benefits of Sauna

Posted by Wojtek Karp on November 6th, 2019

What is a Sauna?

Yeah, I know I’m introducing something really obvious to you but for someone who doesn’t own a Sauna doesn’t necessarily know everything about it. It is basically a room or an enclosed area designed for experiencing dry or wet heat sessions. What you probably didn’t know, however, were its benefits for health. 

Benefits of a Sauna

It is useful in more ways than you probably knew:-

Improve Cardiovascular Performance

Did you know that the vast majority of diseases are caused by stress? Sauna is exactly the kind of stress relief you would want - It doesn’t take any exercise, so you just there being a slug, while your body sweats, thereby relaxing all your muscles. It is said that if you bathe in sauna 2 - 3 times a week, at 174°F, you reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases by 27%.

Aid in Recovery

If you ever get an injury that hurts, one of the best ways to get a faster recovery is by sauna bathing. The heat exposure during sauna bathing not only relieves the pain but gets rid of it much quicker than you’d expect. It is said that the secretion of HGH (Human Growth Hormone) increases by 2-3 times during sauna bathing, thereby offering a quicker recovery. 

Flushes Out Toxins

Let’s be honest - there aren’t many people that exercise to a point that they start sweating. Besides, many people don’t even sweat so easily, let alone the fitness regime. However, deep sweating has been proven to have a lot of benefits. Sauna bathing induces sweat, which when released out of our body, takes out all the toxins with itself that are commonly absorbed just from interacting with our daily environments. 

Reduces Risk of Alzheimer’s

There was a 20-year study conducted by Dr. Jari Laukkanen where he took more than 2,300 participants at the University of Eastern Finland. His colleagues revealed that regular sauna use, which was roughly 4-7 times per week, at 176°F for 19 minutes reduced the risk for both Alzheimer's & Dementia. 

Induces Deeper Sleep

Quality of sleep is something that you shouldn’t compromise on, at all. There are various different stages of sleep, but the most important stage is the deep sleep. That’s the phase responsible for energy restoration, cell regeneration, growth and repair of bones and tissues, and strengthening the immune system. Several sauna bathers have said to have experienced long and vivid dreams, which is a sign of good deeper states of sleep. 


The list of benefits doesn’t even begin and we have so much to get from a sauna kit. But the real magic happens because of saunas heaters. They are what heat up the sauna and raise the humidity level of the room by throwing water on the hot sauna rocks. If you’re investing in a sauna kit, just make sure you buy the right sauna heater for yourself as well. It is what’s eventually going to bring out the best of the sauna bathing session. 

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