We all know the strain that we can put on our bodies with the incredible amount of work we have to do every day to survive in today’s fast paced and competitive world we live in. Science has shown us the incredible benefits that a sauna can have on not just tired and sore muscles, but also on the stress we deal with.
High blood pressure and increased risk of heart disease and stroke are all part of the effects that this amount of stress can cause if we are not vigilant and aware of what our bodies are saying to us every day. And these are only a few of the concerns that can pop up over time.
One of the best ways to combat these and other ailments is to take advantage of what the sauna can offer and to do so in the proper way. The best way to use a sauna to maximize the benefits is to ensure that you are following a regimen of heading in for a 20 minute cycle and then taking a cool dip in a pool or a cool shower, followed by a hot tub soak of about the same length. Then, repeat this process a couple of times for a minimum sauna experience of about two hours or so. Of course, if you do not have that much time, you can spend as long as able and still reap incredible benefits.
Be absolutely certain to leave all the devices and distractions at the door when entering the sauna, not only for their protection from the soothing and stress relieving steam, but also to reap the full benefits of the mentally freeing time that you spend rejuvenating your mind, body and spirit!