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Are saunas healthy?

There are many that question the benefits of saunas to health. While all the claims have not been scientifically explained yet, the reported benefits that many have shown are gradually causing scientists to take a closer look at its potentials for improving health. The use of saunas produce a feeling of relaxation and good mental health, helps prevent diseases and cures common colds and coughs, improve blood circulation, condition the heart and reliefs pain.

Safe use of saunas

Like all other forms of recreation and treatment, precautions must be taken not to exhaust the body, as well as not to expose it to harsh condition for a long time. Safe use of saunas mean you have to make sure that you drink enough water before and after to avoid dehydration, avoid alcohol or certain medications that may impair sweating, and stay in for short periods of about 15 to 20 minutes each.

The many benefits of saunas

The reason why saunas have persisted through history and its popularity in different parts of the world is because it is beneficial in many ways. The sweating that it provokes as well as the effect of heat on the body improves both mental and physical health and wellbeing.

Relieving the organs of the body during detoxification

The kidneys, liver and bowels and immune system all work to rid the body off toxins, and infections. However when there is over exposure, especially in cases of some heavy metals that are not excreted but stored in the body, the skin through heat therapy in saunas can be used to excrete these  toxins and relieve the stress on the other organs.

Detoxification through the skin

Though the skin is the largest eliminative organ of the body, it is however underutilized as a result of lifestyle or due to seasonal reasons as during winter most of us don’t sweat. The chemicals that we are increasingly being exposed to on a daily basis accumulates in the body can harm us later on in greater concentration. Sauna baths induce the body to sweat, using the large surface area to detoxify the body.