A sauna can help people to unwind and relax, while promoting other health benefits.
A sauna is a room heated to between 158° to 212° Fahrenheit and can raise skin temperatures to 104° Fahrenheit.Traditional saunas usually use dry heat, with a relative humidity that is often between 10% - 20%. In other sauna types, the moisture is higher. As the skin temperature rises, heavy sweating occurs. The heart rate rises as the body attempts to keep cool. It’s common to lose about a pint of sweat while spending a short time in a sauna.When a person sits in a sauna, their heart rate increases and blood vessels widen. This increases circulation, in a similar way to low to moderate exercise depending on the duration of sauna use. Heart rate may increase to 100-150 beats a minute while using a sauna and is associated with health benefits.
BENEFITS OF THE SAUNA