What is a Sauna and where did it come from?
Originating in Finland, Saunas are practically a standard feature in every household. The oldest versions of a Sauna were made from pits in the ground where people would a reside in during the winter months. They featured a small fireplace filled with stones, heated to very high temperatures.
The way Saunas are manufactured and used has changed over the years, but they still continue to be popular today and remain an essential part of everyday life. Saunas are now readily available for use within most Wellness Spas and Treatment Rooms and act as a remedy against the pressures of todays’ hectic lifestyles. They are also a very popular addition to any home, due to Bespoke Sauna Manufacturers, designing and installing products to fit any space.
Are Saunas Good For You?
Determining whether a Sauna is good for you can be quite difficult. Using a Sauna should not replace a structured exercise program as regular exercise will always remain more beneficial to long term health. Although when we look at the individual benefits of Sauna use, we can start to see the effects on the body and some potential health benefits.
Effects such as lowering stress levels, detoxification and the gentle work our of the heart, leading to increased circulation, are just some of the known benefits of a sauna.
Benefits of a Sauna
Above all, the general use of a Sauna has a feel-good factor. It gives us chance to relax and get away from the pressures of everyday life. The heat in a sauna helps to promote relaxation, leading to a greater feeling of well-being.
Although, it’s not part of an exercise program, the effects of sitting in a Sauna has a similar effect on your heart as mild exercise. Whilst in a Sauna, your heart gets a gentle workout, increasing the width of the blood vessels, leading to improved blood flow. This increase in circulation can help ease arthritis pain, reduce muscle soreness and improve joint movement. Using a Sauna regularly, combined with eating healthy and regular exercise, can also help towards weight loss.
Whilst in a sauna, you start to sweat. By sweating, your skin removes toxic chemicals faster than other detox methods. Sweating, followed by a shower cleanses your skin and makes it soft and healthy with recognisable effects.
The sauna is a great place to sit and relax. Using a sauna regularly can effectively help with physical and mental fatigue.
By increasing the skin temperature, increases our bodies metabolism, which can also lead to eliminating the toxins in your skin at a much faster rate than normal.
Most Saunas are temperature controlled, so you can choose the sauna temperature that suits you, but a standard sauna temperature is between 70°C and 100°C. This temperature is perfect for relaxation and promotes healthy sweating. If the Sauna is controlled by throwing water on the hot stones, the water changes into steam, therefore increasing the humidity.
It’s important to control your time spent in a Sauna and it’s advised that after 10 minutes, you get out, take a cool shower and then if you wish, return to the Sauna for a similar time frame.
Fact: During a tournament, five-time champion Timo Kaukonen sustained a heat of 110C (230F), for over 16 minutes in 2003.
Here at Speedifix Pools, we specialise in designing, manufacturing and installing Saunas for both the domestic and commercial market. We can design and produce a Sauna to suit any specification.
All or Saunas are manufactured at our UK based factory and can be made in any shape and size. We invite our customers to visit our factory. This allows the customer to see how we manufacture our Bespoke Saunas in the UK and can rest assured that the are manufactured to the highest standards, using the highest quality brands.Contact us today