Since its invention in Finland over 2000 years ago, where its use quickly became a way of life, the sauna has spread to every corner of the world. From its early days as a smoke-filled log cabin (which took half a day to reach ideal temperatures), the modern sauna now begins the heating process with the lighting of a wood burning stove, or the flick of an electrical switch.
Health Benefits – But Not for All
While the health benefits of regular traditional sauna use are well documented, saunas are not suitable for everyone. A traditional sauna operates at around 194 degrees Fahrenheit. Sauna aficionados increase the humidity and temperature levels by adding water to the bed of heated rocks. In reasonably fit, healthy individuals, the increased temperature may help detoxify the body, assist with weight loss, and improve circulation by way of a faster heart rate. However, individuals who suffer from respiratory or cardiac problems may find it difficult to breath due to the high humidity level. It is recommended that these individuals consult their physician prior to beginning a sauna routine to avoid any adverse health effects. Head on over to JNHLifestyles.co.nz blog page to know more. http://bit.ly/2j75vQ4