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Using Saunas for Better Health

Having regular sauna sessions have shown to be excellent for your health. Individuals with conditions such as common colds, exhaustion, or stress often feel better after having a sauna. We will focus here on traditional steam saunas, which rely on dry heat and steam to cause perspiration. However, are those health benefits real? Let’s find out what the science says!

Please note: If you have underlying health conditions, you should consult your doctor first before trying a sauna. That way, you can enjoy all the benefits of regular sauna sessions without worry.

Enjoy Clearer, Healthier Skin

One of the immediate benefits of a sauna is having more moisturized skin. Saunas tend to cause more blood flow beneath the skin. Regular sessions may cause improved hydration and barrier function on the skin, according to an observational study conducted on regular sauna bathers. The heat of the sauna does dry the skin, but it eventually recovers and retains a good dose of moisture after the session.

Intense sweating is expected during a sauna, and bathers can lose up to a pint in one session. Some report that it may help cleanse out pores and flush out excess sebum. Usage of traditional birch whisks (called ‘vihta’) may help exfoliate the skin as well.

Improved Recovery After Workouts

If you are a gym-a-holic or a low-profile fitness freak, getting a sauna might improve the results of your workouts. Get the best and most genuine experience with our Forever Saunas, all made of wood and with highly-efficient electric stone heaters that produce steam quickly. Our cabins become warm and steamy after a short wait, so you can have a sauna right away after exercise!

Some evidence suggests that regular steam baths may help relieve muscle pain after workouts. Therefore, spending some time in a sauna after intense exercise (say, a marathon, a basketball game, or an online fitness class) may help reduce the chances of getting sore muscles the next day. 

Better Heart Health

Having a sauna session may improve the health of your heart and the function of the blood vessels. Regular saunas may help improve the symptoms and condition of persons with heart issues. A small study suggests it may be beneficial for those with conditions such as congestive heart failure, peripheral arterial disease, and ischemic heart disease.


The sauna’s effects on heart functionmay have something to do with the reduction of blood pressure, lower inflammation, and improved response of the blood vessels. Having a sauna may be safe for those with heart problems as long as it is done sensibly, like limiting stay to just 15 minutes and staying hydrated. If you have existing heart conditions or are taking medications, please be sure to talk to your doctor before having a sauna for the best results. 

Immune System Boost

If you have rheumatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and lupus, spending time in a sauna may help reduce pain and stiffness of the joints. How sauna works to reduce symptoms is also unclear, but it may have something to do with reducing levels of inflammation-causing substances in the bloodstream. Since the sauna may help reduce pain, it relieves patients and entices them to do more physical activities.

As the sauna induces lots of sweating, the detoxification effect is also supported by science as it may help reduce levels of heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, and arsenic in the body. 

Less Stress & Improved Cognitive Function

One remarkable effect of sauna sessions is the reduction of psychological stress. It is a good reason why bathers love going to saunas. Steam baths are very relaxing, especially inside our natural wood-finished barrel-shaped Forever Saunas.

And science backs this notable effect. Saunas may help relieve chronic tension-type headaches. A large population-wide study (among Finns, who popularized saunas) showed that moderate to high-frequency sauna use is associated with a lower incidence of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

You can make changes to your sauna routine. Try to have aromatherapy by using your favorite essential oils with your bath, or have refreshing drinks like lemon water or other citrus tonics while enjoying your session.

Feel Rejuvenated With Your Very Own Sauna!

Whatever the season, it’s beneficial to have regular sauna sessions to unwind and relax, especially after a long day in the office. It helps release the good-feeling endorphins so you feel great immediately and for the rest of the day.

Aside from the relaxing effect, you can experience better health with regular sauna sessions as told by science. Take the next step with our premium Forever Saunas line, presenting durable and beautiful spruce wood cabins with modern electric steam heaters. 

Our saunas are made of natural spruce wood with master-crafted aspen interior furnishings for the most genuine experience. Simply turn on the heater and splash water on the hot stones to instantly fill the cabin with steam. Enjoy the ambiance of the rustic wood-finished interior that will make you enjoy the sauna regularly. Shop now!

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