26 Dec The Benefits of Finnish Sauna
To the rest of the world, a sauna is a luxury. But in Finland, it is a significant part of culture and a necessity. It is such an essential element that a few years back, the Finn would first build it before building their home. Today, there are over 2 million saunas in Finland and are found everywhere, including city apartments. So why are Finnish saunas so important to the Finn people? Why is the rest of the world fast embracing them? Outlined below are benefits of Finnish sauna at our Palm Springs Spa to help you see why.
Offers Stress Relief
A Finnish sauna at our Palm Springs Spa is usually tucked away at a quiet place. So it provides a warm and distraction-free environment, allowing any sauna goer to relax and for the next few minutes or hours, forget about the real world, hence easing stress.
But other than a warm and quiet environment, the heat coming from the stove enhances blood circulation and promotes muscle relaxation. It also stimulates the release of the body’s feel-good hormones known as endorphins. This further promotes the state of relaxation and keeps stress at bay even after one is out.
Boosts Immune System
Besides lower stress levels, another significant benefit of Finnish sauna is that it boosts your immune system. According to a Finn survey, regular sauna goers usually have a higher white blood cell count. By improving blood circulation, sauna sessions also promote the production of white blood cells. This, in turn, enhances your body’s ability to fight infection.
Improved Cardiovascular Functions
Using a Finnish sauna at our Palm Springs spa resort at least 2-3 times a week lowers your risk to having a fatal cardiovascular disease by 27% while going 4-7 times lowers it by 50%. How? Well, the high temperatures of a sauna often enhance blood circulation, reducing the likelihood of experiencing sudden cardiac attacks.
But as you may know by now, most cardiovascular conditions are often related to stress. So other than improved blood circulation, the reduced risk to cardiovascular risks in a Finnish sauna is much associated with the lower stress levels.
Better Hair, Better Skin
The high temperatures in a sauna often increase your core’s temperature, causing your body to sweat. This releases toxins that have been building up not only in your body but also in your skin. This opens up clogged pores leaving you with glowing skin.
But that’s not all. Other than skin, the high temperatures often activate the sebaceous glands on your scalp, which in turn stimulates the release of natural compounds responsible for naturally moisturizing and conditioning the hair. As a result, your hair also looks great if you become regular Finnish sauna users.
Promote Social Interaction
If it has been a while since you and your best friend saw each other, then the best way to catch up is by making reservations at a Finnish sauna in Palm Springs Spa. The session offers the perfect environment for you to talk as you will be confined in a small relaxation room away from the world with no phones or any other distractions. The best bit is that you get to catch up and at the same time enjoy all the benefits listed above!