Stress Reduction - Sauna use can reduce the risk of depression and other mental disorders as well as help to alleviate stress.
Balance Hormones - Stress reduction helps to lower stress hormones (cortisol). When cortisol is kept in balance, thyroid, insulin, DHEA, testosterone, and estrogen are also kept in balance.
Reduces Incidences of Alzheimer’s - Regular sauna use has been shown to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Studies have shown that people who are sauna users are significantly less likely to suffer from lung illness, psychosis, headaches and various forms of painful inflammatory conditions like arthritis.
Help Reduce Signs of Aging - Deep sweating can help improve skin cell turnover. It can remove bacteria from the skin, which helps with acne and improves skin health. Near Infrared Saunas are shown to reduce inflammation, which can be beneficial to those who suffer from skin issues such as psoriasis and eczema. They also stimulate collagen and elastin production which help plump and firm the skin.
Improve Sports Performance - Regular sauna use increases the heat tolerance threshold. Our bodies have a certain level of heat tolerance so this can lead to a significant improvement in endurance sports. Regular sauna users have a higher heat tolerance level and thus, feel less fatigue and can maintain their energy level over a prolonged period of time.
Removes Toxins - The deep sweating experienced while sauna bathing can help reduce levels of lead, copper, zinc, nickel, mercury, and chemicals.
Induce A Deeper Sleep - Research has shown that a deeper, more relaxed sleep can result from sauna use, due to the slow decline in endorphins which is key in facilitating sleep.
Weight Loss - Sauna use can aid in weight loss by increasing the heart rate while lowering blood pressure and increasing oxygenation and metabolic rate. Near Infrared Saunas can also aid in weight loss by stimulating human growth hormone which helps keep us young and fit.
Strengthen Immune System - Saunas use can help create a stronger immune system by helping to produce white blood cells. The white blood cells of the body are its medium to fight against attacking infections and ailments.
Workout Recovery - Many gyms have saunas these days and for good reason. Saunas are highly effective ways to recover from workouts. The metabolic wastes are eliminated while sweating in a sauna. The blood flow to tired and strained muscles increases through sauna, while helping them to recover quickly and feel relaxed much quicker.