Why use a sauna?

There are many benefits you can receive from using a sauna.  The heat provided by a sauna makes the body release endorphins which make you feel good.  It also makes blood vessels dilate which increases the flow of blood to the skin and improves circulation.  Saunas also relax muscles and soothe aches and pains in joints.  They also flush toxins and cleanse the skin.  Other benefits are that they can induce a deeper sleep and burn calories.  Saunas also provide a very relaxing, pleasant experience that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Different types of saunas

There are lots of different saunas on the market. There are wet saunas, dry saunas, steam saunas and even infrared saunas.  Heat sources can be varied as well.  Saunas can be heated using wood, electricity, gas and by even less conventional methods like solar power. Saunas can also come in a wide range of woods, cedar, oak or pine.  Some companies offer more unusual wood choices such as elm or beech.  Which wood people choose will be down to personal choice and depend on whether a light or dark wood is preferred. There are many companies such as the Sauna equipment company that offer a wide range of sauna products.


Home delivery and installation is offered by most sauna companies.  Usually a sauna specialist will do a home visit and offer advice on the best place to put your sauna.  After care service and sauna maintenance is also commonly offered by the majority of sauna companies.  This gives peace of mind to a sauna purchaser as it means that your sauna has regular checks and should anything go wrong a sauna expert is quickly able to fix it.

How to use a sauna

There are several important things to remember to do when using a sauna.  The first is to make sure that you drink plenty of water before going into a sauna.  The reason for this is to combat the vast loss of water that the body loses through perspiration.  How long you spend in the sauna is also crucial.  It is recommended that to start with 8-10 minutes is a maximum time to be in the sauna.  Over time you will build up a tolerance to being in the sauna for longer.  If at any time whilst in the sauna you experience nausea, feel faint or your heart rate begins to increase you should leave the sauna immediately.  It is advised that you let your body cool naturally by the air for at least 10-15 mins before bathing in cold water to avoid potential body shock.  Using a sauna should be avoided by anyone who is pregnant.

A sauna has the potential to provide you with endless hours of relaxing pleasure and it also brings lots of health benefits.  You and your family deserve one.