It’s becoming common knowledge that using a sauna or steam room on a regular basis is a benefit to your immune system, quality of health and life. The many benefits range from relaxation and anti-aging to pain management, weight loss and cleansing! If you are looking for new ways to look and be more healthy, adding sauna treatments to your health or wellness routine at home is a great way to start.
At Eurospa, we specialize in supporting the immune system and total body health with with the use of Eucalyptus oils and Menthol crystals. It’s easy to add these powerful agents to your natural health routine. We’ll show you how later, but for now, want to let you know why they are so beneficial!
Make the most of your sauna experience and enjoy the following benefits!
Heat has an analgesic, or pain relieving, effect due to its ability create more effective blood flow. Painful conditions caused by inflammation such as arthritis and fibromyalgia can be temporarily managed through heat treatments like those found in both saunas and steam rooms. Massaging essential oils, such as peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary or even wintergreen, in small amounts and diluted with coconut oil, on to the muscles before and after entering the heat will further your results even more! For managing pain, saunas may be preferable for people who are negatively affected by humidity as are some sufferers of acute rheumatoid arthritis.
Due to the increased circulation of the blood, the contraction of the pores and the detoxification involved, saunas are great for restoring a youthful glow to the skin as well and activating collagen and elastin in the dermal layers. You will love the way your skin regains that rosy hue and hydrated glow.
One health advantage that can only be provided through the heat of saunas is the expectorant effect, when adding a menthol based essential oil to the mix, such as eucalyptus oil. These oils thin and open the mucous membranes in your body, including in your sinuses, throat and lungs. If you suffer chronic congestion or sinus infections, using eucalyptus, peppermint and rosemary, can help loosen and clear the mucous from your nose, chest and throat.
Mind and Body Relaxation
We lead stressful lives, so the emotional and physical relaxation that stems from sauna use in irreplaceable. You will begin to add sauna use as part of your regular self care routine, as you notice a calmer response in your mind and body when dealing with everyday stress. Both wet and dry heat simulate sedative effects that generate feelings of calmness and relaxation, and some people who suffer emotional or mood disorder may find relief with regular trips to saunas or even steam rooms.
To increase the benefits of all the above, add menthol crystals or eucalyptus.
Just sprinkle a very small amount on your carpet or add to your oil on a burner or warmer. Always start with less than you think you’ll need. It doesn’t take much to infuse the entire room or sauna with the uplifting scent of menthol. You can also melt the crystals into a mineral oil to use as a bath salt. Or allow the oil to cool and apply as a paste for sore muscles. When you use menthol crystals, you should start with just 1/4 teaspoon or even a single medium sized crystal, Eurospa menthol crystals are very concentrated. It is better to use too little than too much.
This one is so simple, you can even use it in the shower. Just turn on the water and let it get hot before stepping in. Now you spray a few shots of 100% pure eucalyptus oil right into the steam. For the sauna, simply spray 2 or 3 sprays into the air or onto the rocks, and enjoy. The result is an explosion of invigoration that permeates the shower area and instantly energizes and relaxes your whole body. Breathe the powerful aroma into your lungs and feel it go to work cleaning and providing antibacterial action into your entire respiratory system.
As you can see, the heat of saunas and steam rooms can have added benefits when putting different essential oils into the mix. At Eurospa, we strive to create and distribute the highest quality eucalyptus products possible for home and spa. Your health is our priority. See how we can help you today!