Physically, nothing is more reinvigorating than a deep, healthy sweat every day. The body’s response to gentle, persistent heat is well-documented and proven day in and out by people all over the world. What’s so great? Here’s some of the amazing benefits of a sauna session!
Medical studies identify the stresses of our daily lives as a negative influence on our health. Heat bathing in a sauna provides stress relief by relaxing the body’s muscles, improving circulation and stimulating the release of endorphins (That “feel good” hormone that gives on that “after sauna glow”).
Relaxing muscles and soothing aches/pains
The high heat of a sauna can minimise the pain of joint and muscle soreness other from an intense physical workout. Plus, the body temperature also rises from the heat of the sauna which equals dilating blood vessels for increased blood circulation. This increased blood flow speeds up the body’s natural healing process via soothing aches.
Deep sweating, however, has multiple proven health benefits and can be achieved via regular sauna bathing. As the sweat glands become stimulated, they produce sweat. Sweat production is primarily designed to cool the body and is composed of 99% water. However, deep sweating in a sauna can help reduce levels of lead, copper, zinc, nickel, mercury and chemical – which are all toxins commonly absorbed just from interacting with our daily environments.
Encouraging deeper sleep
Research has shown that a deeper, more relaxed sleep can result from sauna use. In addition to the release of endorphins, body temperatures, that become elevated in the late evening, fall at bedtime. This slow, relaxing decline in endorphins is key in facilitating sleep. Numerous sauna bathers worldwide recall the deep sleep experiences that they feel after bathing in the calming heat of a sauna.
Cleansing the skin
One of the oldest beauty/health strategies for cleansing one’s skin is heat bathing. This sort of deep sweating rinses bacteria out of the epidermal layer and sweat ducts which cleanses the pores has been shown to improve the capillary circulation and producing a softer-looking quality for your skin.
FUN FACT: Infra-red sauna VS traditional sauna with the rocks
“An infrared sauna is a type of sauna that uses light to create heat. This type of sauna is sometimes called a far-infrared sauna — “far” describes where the infrared waves fall on the light spectrum. A traditional sauna uses heat to warm the air, which in turn warms your body. An infrared sauna heats your body directly without warming the air around you.
The appeal of saunas in general is that they cause reactions similar to those elicited by moderate exercise, such as vigorous sweating and increased heart rate. An infrared sauna produces these results at lower temperatures than does a regular sauna, which makes it accessible to people who can’t tolerate the heat of a conventional sauna.” (Source https://www.mayoclinic.org/)
For residents at Latitude25 their state-of-art infra-red sauna is welcome addition to a long list of amenities within the community keeping them happy, healthy and active! Latitude25 has a state-of-the-art $3.5M Health Hub as part of its amazing lifestyle community, which combined with its newly completed full-service, spanking-new clubhouse, is just another reason residents love to call Latitude25 home.
To explore this lifestyle for yourself, and to see how Latitude25 stacks u (in person or virtually), don’t forget to ask us about our 2 Night Stay!
For more details, call Jane on 1800 025 025 or email [email protected]