Wednesday, September 30, 2015

How to Use a Sauna for Better Winter Health!

How to Use a Sauna for Better Winter Health!
Fall has begun and winter is just around the corner. This means school germs, colder temperatures and weakened immune systems. But don’t spend the next couple seasons nursing colds and flus. Instead be resourceful with natural cold prevention and immune support.

You may have heard people talking about saunas and steam rooms lately. That’s because they’re being used various places all over world as a way to not only be healthy but look and feel healthy too.

We at Eurospa are the experts. Here’s how they work:

How to Use a Sauna for Better Winter Health!Saunas are wooden rooms that can hold anywhere from 2 to 20 people, depending on size. They are meant to be very hot inside with temperatures usually ranging from 100 - 150 degrees fahrenheit. They are usually made of cedar, which is both antibacterial and smells amazing. On one side, you’ll find a container or stones and likely a bucket of water.  These stones rest on the heater and keep the space hot. When you add water to the stones, steam is created, bringing the often needed moisture back to the air, but also feels great for the lungs.

Saunas are incredibly beneficial to the body as they relax the muscles, increase circulation in the body and open the pores and airways. This leads to the support of your respiratory, circulatory, musculo-skeletal and nervous system, as well as your skin.

How to Use a Sauna for Better Winter Health!
It’s best to use saunas regularly, anywhere from twice per month to three times weekly. How to do it:

  • Stay Hydrated. Drink about a liter of water (slowly/gradually) before entering the sauna, sip as needed while using it and then re-hydrate after use just as you did before you used it.
  • Scrub off your dead skin cells. All that heat will detox your skin. Make sure to exfoliate it off to keep your skin from becoming clogged, but also get added muscle relaxation and a youthful healthy glow.
  • Enhance with Eucalyptus Oil Spray. Eucalyptus also supports the body’s respiratory, circulatory and immune system. Simply spray the mist into the steam of the room and breathe in deeply. You’ll be getting a spa treatment on the inside as well as the outside.
  • If you can, finish with a cold shower. This seals up the skin cells and also works as an anti-inflammatory. (think of icing an injury) Being in the heat relaxes you and the cold will finish it up, waking you up and bringing any remaining inflammation down.

Using a sauna at all is a great first step to creating better health. We use them regularly and have been providing high quality Eucalyptus oil products to homes and commercial spas for over 30 years. If you would like to get your own Eucalyptus oil spray for both sauna and shower, click here. To find out more information, please feel free to contact us at Eurospa today!

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