1 December 2014
Winter is never fun. Colds, sneezes, aches and pains; they all happen in winter. Very few people feel healthy in winter as they do in summer. Fewer hours of daylight and less time in fresh air can wreak havoc on our bodies.
Regular sauna bathing is proven to significantly reduce the incidence of both colds and the flu. When your body is exposed to the heat of a sauna, it produces white blood cells more rapidly, and it is these cells that fight viruses and infections. When you’ve got a cold, you temperature increases as a way of natural defense against the infection – a sauna works in the same way.
Our bodies were designed to sweat. Producing a good sweat through exercise or a sauna session flushes out toxins in the body that are hard to clear in any other way. A sauna works to dilate and flush lead, copper, mercury and other trace chemicals from your skin. You’ll look and feel healthier and your skin can breathe.
Feeling run down over winter is often a mental thing as much as a physical one. On top of detoxification, sauna therapy encourages your body to release endorphins, which are your own natural feel good chemicals. A regular sauna is the perfect cure for a long cold winter.