Sauna Treatment – inducing a detoxifying sweat.
A sauna is typically a room heated to between 70° to 100° Celsius or 158° to 212° Fahrenheit. Traditional Finnish saunas usually use dry heat, with a relative humidity that is often between 10 and 20 percent. As the skin temperature rises, heavy sweating also occurs. The heart rate rises as the body attempt to keep cool. It is not uncommon to lose about a pint of sweat while spending a short time in a sauna.
The sauna therapy benefits of a phase one session include:
- muscle relaxation, which leads to increased overall body relaxation
- enhanced flexibility of tendons and ligaments
- minor pain relief
- improved oxygenation and dilating the peripheral blood vessels
- relieving internal organ congestion