sauna benefits

Sauna Benefits

For centuries people have enjoyed the unique experience of using saunas. Now we fully understand and appreciate the health benefits they offer the attraction is even greater than ever before. Royal Tubs, manufacturers of wooden home saunas made with the finest spruce and larch woods, provide a superior quality product that not only offers great health benefits but also promotes a wonderful sense of well-being.

So how does using a sauna affect your body?

There is no doubt, when you are in a sauna you will sweat…a lot! For some this may not be a particularly pleasant reaction. But this is a sign that your body is responding to the change in temperature and producing a chemical called acetylcholine, which travels around your body and tells your sweat glands to start producing. Sweating is important for two main reasons. Firstly, it is your body’s way of regulating your internal temperature so you do not overheat. It is also a way out for high levels of salt, heavy metals, urea and several other toxins that your body does not need. Just 15 minutes in a sauna can have the same detoxifying effect as 24 hours of normal kidney activity.

It is important to remember to drink plenty of water to replenish what is lost during a outdoor home sauna session.

You will also notice your heart rate increase as blood pumps faster and faster around your body. As the blood vessels near the surface of your skin dilate, your complexion will change to a pinkish glow. Your metabolic rate will also increase as if you are taking a gentle jog, because of this you will also be burning fat. As endorphins are released you will begin to feel happier and calmer. Any nagging pain you usually suffer will feel some slight relief.

As you breathe, the steam will ease congestion in your airways and nasal passages. Flexibility in your joints and muscles will also increase as they feel more relaxed. A outdoor home sauna offers the perfect opportunity to allow your body and mind completely unwind, leaving you feeling refreshed and invigorated for the rest of your day.

You could enjoy the wonderful benefits of a home sauna every day in your own home. Order a spruce or larch wood sauna from Royal Tubs today.