SEA SAUNA HEALTH BENEFITS
The sauna stimulates the same response as mild exercise whilst releasing endorphins (the happy hormones!) Overall its effects have been shown to decrease the chance of strokes, lower blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health.
Studies have shown most sauna users report relaxation and improved sleep quality as a main reason to sweat it out. What’s more it is proven to dramatically reduce cortisol levels (the unhappy hormone) which is linked to anxiety, depression and chronic stress.
CHRONIC FATIGUE & PAIN
There’s a lot of science behind it, but the bottom line is that when used in conjunction with a cold plunge, the sauna creates a kind of magic pain reliever. It can help rheumatic disorders such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, headaches and back pain.
DEMENTIA & ALZHEIMERS
A comprehensive study which took place over 20 years found individuals who sauna bathed 4-7 times a week were 66% less likely to develop dementia and 65% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s compared to those who did not.
Sweat houses used to cover the Irish countryside. They were used as a form of healthcare for rural workers and boy did they have it right. Saunas can reduce your chance of catching a cold by 50%! They also relieve the symptoms of asthma and pneumonia.
Using a sauna isn’t directly tied to better immunity, but if you associate sauna bathing with relaxation, it can reduce stress, which can impair your immune system's function. Sauna usage has also been shown to decrease circulating levels of inflammatory markers, which mess with your immune system response too.