What is a sauna?
A sauna is a room insulated from roof to ceiling with untreated wood to retain heat from the heat source.
The sauna heater is the “heart of the sauna” and radiates heat through sauna rocks. The room will reach temperatures of up to 100 Degrees Celsius. Water can be poured on the sauna rocks sparingly to generate steam however the humidity level of saunas are considerably low as compared to steam rooms.
The wood absorbs moisture from the air and this with the heat from the traditional hot rock sauna heater provides the perfect sauna environment.
What are the benefits of Sauna?
Saunas have been used for thousands of years in many parts of the world and the effects on the body are astounding. Besides the detoxification benefits frequent use of the sauna can boost your immune system and has cardiovascular benefits which can be equated to mild exercise – The heart gets a gentle workout while the heat of the sauna dilates the capillaries and improves blood flow.
Medical conditions which sauna use has proved to relieve:
- Chronic fatigue
- Mild depression
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Skin conditions