Sauna is a very old form of bath that removes toxins from our body. Athletes after a strenuous practice in the morning they take a sauna bath because this is a quality relaxing time to mitigate the stress that is found in our modern world.

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The technique sauna follows to remove toxins from our body:

The pores that are present on the skin are opened by the heat produced from the sauna, and then toxins from our body are removed in the form of sweat. Sauna helps in total relaxation of mind and body. It acts as a remedy against the pressures of hectic lifestyle.

Who Should not enter the sauna

  • Aged under 15 years should not enter the sauna.
  • Pregnant women are advised not to use the saunas.

Before the sauna

  • Make yourself free for atleast 2 1/2 hours because sauna needs plenty of time, a relaxed sauna is more beneficial.
  • Start off with a shower to clean off your body from oils and dirt.
  • Do not use sauna immediately after a meal, wait for atleast an hour after a meal and before using the sauna.
  • Remove all metal jewelry before you enter the sauna.
  • Take plenty of fluids before you enter the sauna, to prevent hydration.
  • Do not use the sauna, when you are under the influence of any type of alcohol or drugs.
  • You can adjust the temperature as you like but always start at low temperature around 160ºF (70ºC) and move to a higher temperatures, take as much heat as you can and until you feel comfortable.
  • If you have any health issues, you should seek advice from your doctor before using the sauna.

During the sauna

  • Do not stay in sauna for more than 20 minutes
  • Shower for every 20 min or take a cool refreshing swim. Sudden temperature changes can be refreshing and energizing but not extreme cool shower.
  • The feet should be lift up above your head level by using permanent foot rests placed on the wall or by installing a portable foot rest under the ankles.
  • Take a rest for about 10 to 15 minutes so that your body cools down slowly and then you may re-enter the sauna room for many times and if you like, repeat the same from heat to shower and rest.
  • When you re-enter the sauna, spray a several scoops of water to raise the humidity in the room.
  • The birch whisk can be used to improve blood circulation on the skin.
  • Once the body is warm, sweat from the body comes out and the pores on the skin are open. Now scrub the entire body, that will help to clean the pores on the skin and as a result toxins are removed from our body.
  • Final cleansing of the skin and pores happens only when you follow a vigorous wash after entire body scrub.
  • Finally comes the cooling period where the last warm shower should be followed by a cooler shower. This helps to close the pores of the skin.

After the sauna

  • You should allow your body to dry without toweling and their must be atleast 15-20 minutes relaxation before getting dressed up.
  • Take fluids to prevent hydration, the body needs to replace the water and salts that were lost during the sauna.

The sauna is suggested for people who are suffering from tension, minor skin problems, fatigue and having problem sleeping soundly. Sauna heat will be very relaxing for those who are suffering from Arthritis, rheumatism and it also helps to boost flexibility and mobility in your muscles and joints.