Saunas Are Getting Hot in the Greater Rochester Area!
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2 Person Infrared Sauna
According to the Wall Street Journal, home sauna installation is the hottest trend in home improvements with sales growing by about 10% per year. People are making space for them in basements, closets and even backyard sheds. In fact, in this year’s Academy Awards, Finland’s entry was a documentary about saunas and their place in Finnish culture!
The first sauna in North America was built by Finnish and Swedish immigrants in 1638. In fact, some historians think Sauna was the first name given to the area that became Philadelphia. Today, they are widely enjoyed for their health and relaxation benefits. In addition to their Euro-cool factor, saunas’ growing popularity is also due to their practical appeal. They are less fussy to install than other spa-type amenities—and are very affordable. Sauna owners enjoy the social aspects as well, inviting over friends and family members to share the experience with them.
What’s Happening Inside
Here is a little information about how a sauna works. In short, the goal of a sauna is to raise your body temperature high enough to achieve a sweat. This accomplishes three important things: it rids the body of waste, regulates body temperature and keeps your skin clean and plaint.
Most people in today’s sedentary world just don’t sweat enough; and this leads to the clogging of pores that inhibit the healthy flow of sweat. During a 15-minute sauna, for example, about one liter of sweat leaves the body.
At the same time this is occurring, a person’s capillaries dilate allowing for impurities in the kidneys, stomach, muscles, brain and most other organs to be “flushed out” as the heart’s activity increases.
Saunas can help with the following:
- Detoxifying your body
- Losing weight
- Relieving pain
- Lowering your blood pressure
3 Person Infrared Corner Sauna
A home sauna gives the opportunity to take time out to relax at home while focusing on yourself or your loved ones. At Pettis Pools & Patio, we carry infrared saunas that can be installed in spaces that require as little floorspace as 3’ x 3’ and they plug into a standard 120 volt/15 amp electrical outlet. They can even be installed as a D-I-Y project because they require no extra ventilation, plumbing or electrical wiring. They do not require any tools and are simple to take apart and move.
To find out more about our infrared saunas, please stop at either Pettis Pools & Patio location to see one in person.