Adding a Sauna to Your Home—and Workout Routine
Here at Pettis Pools & Patio , we have been helping people find just the right sauna to fit their lifestyle for over ten years. This year, we have added the Finnleo line (which you can read more about here) which offers everything from a custom cut sauna to a unit that allows you to choose between a “wet” sauna or a “dry” one in the same space; it’s perfect for households where people have different preferences.
Recently, we have had several people come in to see the Finnleo models up close who were wondering about the ways a sauna can be integrated into their workout routine. First of all, you do not need to be a powerlifter to enjoy the benefits of a sauna! Someone who engages in a low-impact workout such as a brisk walk still has much to gain from using a sauna after exercising.
No matter what level your workout is, once you have stepped into your sauna, here are some of the ways it helps you post-exercise:
- A sauna relieves sore muscles by relaxing them
- Your metabolism and heart rate increases
- Your circulation increases (especially to your extremities because of a temporary flexibility of your blood vessels that allows the blood to move efficiently)
The heat of a sauna makes the body sweat, releasing toxins and stimulating proper organ function. In addition, by taking time to allow your body to become soothed and energized, the mind often follows suit. A study of runners who followed their workout with sauna use found that “…post-exercise sauna bathing produced a worthwhile enhancement of endurance running performance…” (Click here for the full citation.)
Don’t just take our word for it, call ahead and we’ll have the saunas turned on so you can try them out yourself. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have. You can reach our sauna experts at 585-383-0700.