Friday, July 17, 2015

Some Sauna Myths Debunked

The sauna experience has always been highly regarded for its benefits. However, some misconceptions about saunas still abound, preventing many from enjoying their full advantage. Here are some of those common misconceptions: 

Saunas are good only in cold places.

While saunas produce heat and low humidity, they aren’t made merely to keep people warm. The health perks of saunas cannot be understated, more so their undisputed reputation for inducing relaxation. People all over the world, even those in warm tropical locations, enjoy spending time in saunas. 

Saunas are for everyone.

Saunas are generally safe for healthy adults, but for those with chronic illnesses, such as poorly controlled blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat, unstable angina, and advanced heart failure (the latter having the most significant risk), it is best to first seek your doctor’s advice. It’s worth noting, though, that the more recent infrared saunas have been found to have a number of health benefits, including pain relief for such chronic conditions as fibromyalgia and arthritis. 

Saunas are difficult to have at home.

Saunas are far from the sizeable rooms you’ve seen in popular media some time ago. A good number of today’s saunas feature “plug and play” functionality, which makes them usable within a few hours’ time from delivery. Additionally, many of the infrared sauna models can be easily set up by anyone, and may be broken down and reassembled in a new location.  

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