The 10 major benefits of traditional Sauna bathing

1.    Relaxes Muscles and soothes aches and pains in muscles and joints
a.    Using endorphins – your bodies natural pain relieving chemical
b.    Raising your body temperature increasing your circulation
c.    Reduces muscle tension and eliminates lactic acid and other toxins
2.    Relieves Stress a vast majority of  diseases is stress related
a.    A warm quiet space without any distractions
b.    The heat relaxes the body, improves circulation and stimulates the relases of endorphins
3.    Induces a deeper sleep
a.    When body temperature rises late at night, it will fall at bedtime, facilitating sleep
4.    Recreational and Social Benefits
a.    A great private retreat or a relaxing environment for socializing with family and friends
5.    Flushes toxins
a.    Deep seating in a sauna can help reduce levels of lead, copper, zinc, nickel and mercury – all toxins commonly picked up from our environment
6.    Cleanses skin
a.    By deep sweating skin is cleansed and dead cells are replaced.
b.    Sweat rinses bacteria out of the epidermal layer and sweat ducts.
7.    Improves Cardiovascular performance
a.    Medical research shows the heart rate can rise from 60-70/min to 110-120/min  (140-150/min with intensive bathing)
8.    Burns Calories
a.    The sweating Process takes energy and that energy is derived from the conversion of fat and carbohydrates in a process that burns up calories.
9.    Fights Illness
a.    German Sauna medical research shows the saunas significantly reduce the incidence of colds and influenza.
b.    Saunas can relieve sinus congestion from colds or allergies
10.    Feels Good
a.    Provides a pampering retreat – where you can relax and restore body and soul.