Eliminate Toxins with a Satisfying Sauna Bath

Coach Sapna on November 05, 2016

What more relaxing than soaking in the heat in a small, cozy room on a lazy afternoon! That's sauna bath for you. Sauna bath helps in boosting the metabolism and stimulating the purification of skin by opening the pores. Basically, it is a great way to detoxify your body. However, it is important for you to keep in mind the benefits and risks in mind before indulging into sauna.

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Also, I would advise you to consult a doctor before using a sauna immediately after a workout session. This is recommended mainly because sauna increases the heart rate and can lower blood glucose levels. It can dangerous especially of your suffer from diabetes or heart ailments.

Sauna bathing is excellent for relaxation and relieving stress

The heat and humidity of sauna tends to diffuse the pain, improve blood circulation and relax fatigued muscles. It also promotes the release of feel-good hormones called endorphins, which help the body to relax and uplift the mood.

Sauna improves blood circulation

The ideal body temperature is 98.6 degrees F. Once you step into the sauna, the blood circulation and sweat production are dramatically increased to maintain its basal temperature.

Sauna is a good way to cleanse your body

If you are looking for a way to eliminate toxins and dirt from your skin; cleanse it and purify it - Sauna is your answer. Deep sweating in a sauna helps in reducing the levels of lead, copper, zinc, nickel, mercury and chemicals - common toxins absorbed by our body from the environment. Our body derives great amount of heat from Sauna, which increases blood circulation, drawing more oxygen and nutrients to the skin surface. Oxygen and nutrients leave your skin hydrated and healthy-looking.

Sauna provides anti-aging advantage

Regular steam baths help in maintaining the elasticity of the skin, and delay the appearance of wrinkles and saggy skin. 

Sauna helps relax the muscles for bodybuilders and athletes

The increased blood flow speeds up body’s natural healing process. This way, it works naturally on the injuries of bodybuilders and athletes, and soothes aches and pains. 

Word of Caution

Sauna can be risky for people who suffer from hypertension and heart ailments

As your body heats up, your heart rate increases and your blood pressure elevates to increase the blood supply to your organs and muscles. This may not be highly advisable for people suffering from heart troubles as it can affect their health adversely.

Sauna can quickly dehydrate you

If you are opting for sauna, you should be well aware of the signs of dehydration, especially of you are a beginner. Sweating profusely can be an obvious sign of dehydration. But, you may not be able to make out that you are thirsty since you are surrounded by steam and water. However, but sweat requires water. Hence, Take a break every 5 to 8 minutes and hydrate yourself by drinking water at regular intervals, even though you are in sauna.

How long can you safely sit in the sauna?

It depends on various factors like:

  • The temperature of the sauna
  • The air movement inside the sauna
  • The humidity of the sauna
  • And even how you are feeling that day 

The ideal time you are expected to stay in sauna is around 10 minutes per round (sauna can be best enjoyed in rounds) to avoid risk of dehydration. In case you feel dizzy, you should immediately move out of the sauna room.

How often should you use sauna?

Now that you know how to do a body cleanse, you can enjoy the benefits and bliss of sauna on daily basis. Also, refer to how to wash your face for maintaining proper face hygiene for clear skin.

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Coach Sapna

PGDM from Kirloskar Institute Of Advanced Management Studies | PGDHRM from Symbiosis | Graduation in Microbiology (Hons) from Delhi University Marketing enthusiast by profession, with the love for interacting with consumers to understand their psychology towards any brand/product. Through my articles, I intend to help all those who are looking for inspiration and happiness in life.
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