If you don’t like to sit back in a sauna, you’re probably not human. The relaxing, soothing, all-around awesomeness of saunas is something everyone can enjoy. But some people stand to benefit more than others. Here are five types of people who can benefit the most:
Anyone Suffering From Stress
You’ve seen the studies. You know that frequent stress isn’t good for you – and in fact, it can have a negative effect on your health. One of the best ways to relieve stress is daily sauna time. It’s not just the peace and quiet – the heat from the sauna actually relaxes your muscles, improves your circulation, and releases endorphins – that natural chemical.
Athletes and Active People
Muscle pain, stiffness, soreness and fatigue are unfortunate side effects of working out, exercising and overexertion of any kind. Post-workout sauna time can relieve and even prevent sore muscles due to increased circulation. Many pro athletes swear by it.
Have trouble sleeping? The answer may be in your sauna. We know that a slow decline in endorphin levels is the key to a deep, relaxing sleep. By enjoying your sauna two to three hours before bed, you’ll naturally increase your endorphin levels, setting the stage for them to fall as you’re getting ready for bed.
People Suffering From Illness
Suffering from a cold or the flu? Medical research has shown that the heat and steam of a sauna triggers your body to produce white blood cells more rapidly – helping you fight off illnesses. Plus, it just helps you feel better, relieving those uncomfortable symptoms of congestion that usually accompany colds and the flu.
People Who Suffer From SAD
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), colloquially referred to as the winter blues, is a type of annually recurring depression that comes with the arrival of autumn. Sufferers often feel moody or anxious, overly tired, and experience weight gain. Far-Infrared Saunas are particularly well-suited to helping people with SAD, as many models include color light therapy panels.
No matter who you are, we can help you find a sauna that will fit your home, and your lifestyle. Stop by one of our showrooms or give us a call today to learn more!