Sauna Bath

Sauna Bath

A sauna is a dry-heat sweat bath and forms an integral part of alternative health therapies as well as most hydrotherapies in the world today. The main difference between a Steam Bath and a sauna Bath is the fact that a Steam Bath relies on hot, wet steam - whereas a sauna relies on drier heat

Benefit of Sauna Bath

RELIEVE PAIN: Sauna heat can help relive pain by widening blood vessels, thus increasing blood circulation and allowing more oxygen.

WEIGHT CONTROL: Sauna burns calories up to 600 in a 25 minute session, It helps remove cholesterol. Sauna will discharge excessive moisture, salt and subcutaneous fat from the body. Sweating is a part of the complex process of the body, involving substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output, and a high metabolic rate, which helps the user consume considerable energy. Weight loss is possible because body fat becomes water soluble at 110'F degrees and the body can sweat out fat, toxins, and heavy metal that it other wise can not dispose off.

EXERCISE EFFECT: If you have a 20-30 minute sauna session with Sauna you perspire the same amount as if you had run six miles. For people not in a position to take such regular exercise, Sauna is the perfect solution.

ELIMINATION OF TOXINS: Removes toxins like sodium, alcohol, nicotine, cholesterol and potentially carcinogenic heavy metals (cadmium, lead, zinc, nickel) which accumulate in the system through sluggish elimination through the normal body process of perspiration. The sauna increases the eliminative, detoxifying and cleansing capacity of the skin by stimulating the sweat glands.

Another interesting fact about a sauna is that the heat helps the body to get rid of lactic acid which is formed during exercise, and for this reason it may be a good idea to have a sauna after a particularly heavy training session. But remember to first wait awhile after exercising and to have a cool shower before entering the sauna.

Precaution

Drink water before and after Sauna Bath: During a 15 minute session in a sauna, the average person can lose between 0.5 - 1.5 liters of water, and it is therefore essential that people drink water before and after a sauna to prevent dehydration.

Avoid sauna during fever : People that feel a cold or flu starting, have reported that they can ward off the manifestation of the actual symptoms by taking sauna baths. This may however not be a good idea for all people since a hot sauna may place strain on the heart.

Taking a sauna Taking a sauna will increase your heart rate and although it is claimed by some that it only increases the heart rate, and not your blood pressure, we would advise people that have elevated blood pressure not to have a sauna before checking the advisability with their medical practitioner.

During a saunaDuring a sauna the capillaries dilate, increasing the flow of blood to the skin and it is this increased capillary volume which some alternative practitioners believe helps to keep blood pressure "normal" during a sauna. It must however be stressed that people with high blood pressure should not take a sauna without the permission of their licensed medical practitioner.

People sufferingPeople suffering from asthma should also not sauna without first consulting their medical practitioner.

Difference between Commercial and Portable Sauna

Cost : Commercial Sauna is very costly to build and maintain, while portable sauna is cheap.

Space : Commercial Sauna require more space at least 3 feet x 3 feet, while portable sauna is very compact.

Portable sauna is mounted on wheel so it can be carry from one room to other.

Power consumption Commercial sauna consume more electricity, while portable sauna is power saver, it require less electricity.

Portable sauna is useful where space is important, e.g. health club and Residence.