Why is the sauna so healthy?
What are the advantages of a sauna?
Wellness is always on the advance. At the latest since the latest developments in health care, everyone wants to do as much as possible for preventive health care. Because being ill has become expensive in Germany and dangerous. After all, even a small flu infection can lead to loss of working life, which could be enough to cause a loss of employment. No wonder, then, that everyone wants to pay attention to preventive health care. And at the top of the popularity scale is the number one bacillus killer, the sauna.
Health care of a special kind - a visit to the sauna
When taking a sauna, the heat of the sauna causes different reactions in the human body. Firstly, the temperature of the skin increases by about 10 degrees. This causes the pores to open and the heat to go deep under the skin. On the other hand, the body temperature also rises by about 1 degree and signals a slightly feverish temperature to the body. Since the human body always tries to keep the body temperature at a constant 37 degrees, it will react accordingly with sweating to cool down and activate its natural defences. Defensive substances such as the immunoglobin A is released into the blood and takes up the fight against viruses and bacteria. This prevents the first possible infections from breaking out and strengthens the immune system right from the moment of birth.
Hardening is everything - the cycle sends its regards
The climate prevailing in the sauna cabin, with a high heat of up to 100 degrees Celsius, also has an effect on the blood vessels. These are dilated by the heat and allow more blood to circulate. The stimulated blood circulation ensures that waste products are removed more quickly. If the body is suddenly cooled down after a sauna session by immersion in cold water, this stimulates the circulation and metabolism. As a result, the blood vessels contract again and the harmful substances are excreted through sweat. By constantly alternating between heat and cold, the sauna bath trains the blood vessels, which are thus better able to adapt to changes in temperature. At the same time, the body is deprived of waste products and harmful substances that would be responsible for the development of diseases such as rheumatism, flu-like infections, colds and gout. The strengthening of the blood vessels also affects the work of the heart muscle. Correspondingly, fewer sauna-goers have a risk of heart attack.
When your back pinches off into the sauna
The pleasant warmth of the sauna naturally also has an effect on the muscles. The muscles are loosened, the tendons are stretched and tension is released. The heat and cold changes also have a training effect of tension and relaxation of the muscles. The musculature is thus slowly strengthened and tensions occur less frequently. This is why saunas after a strenuous sporting activity are an optimal balance and prevent the hated muscle ache. However, you should allow some time to elapse between sport and sauna visit to avoid overloading the body.
Sauna - wellness for beauty
Having a sauna regularly makes for healthier skin. The warmth opens the skin pores, so that excess sebum deposits and waste products can be flushed out. Some types of sauna, such as the Turkish steam bath, include a gentle peeling to remove dead skin scales. This improves the oxygen supply and the skin can breathe freely again. The blood circulation of the skin is also stimulated by the heat and cold changes and the tissue is tightened. Therefore, problems such as cellulite can also be alleviated and the complexion appears soft, rosy and significantly fresher after the sauna bath. The sauna thus provides a natural cosmetic treatment free of charge.
More strength for everyday life - the soul needs rest
The psyche also finds its time out in the sauna, which it needs to regenerate. Due to the warmth, the breathing is calmed down. Even breathing ensures that the sauna enthusiast feels equally balanced and relaxed. The person relaxes completely. So mind and body come back into harmony. Then follows the refreshing jump into the cool water, which has a revitalizing effect on the soul. In the relaxation room, sauna lovers will find the opportunity to let their thoughts wander and free themselves from everyday stress. The next sauna session brings the desired relaxation. Through the alternation of rest, relaxation and stimulation of the body, the soul is also involved and the sauna visitor draws both physical and mental energy and strength for the next stressful day. The sauna is therefore a holistic measure that helps both the body and the soul to achieve health and well-being.