The use of Saunas and Steam Rooms is traditionally referred to as 'sweat bathing', a custom that has been popular across many cultures for thousands of years.
The Romans invented steam-producing bathhouses, whilst Native American Indians favoured 'sweat lodges', and the Scandinavians created saunas by digging holes in the ground or building timber cabins.
These are just three examples of the use of heat and steam to treat the mind, body and soul. And the list of sauna room benefits is long and varied.
Most people know that Saunas and Steam Rooms are the perfect place to sooth tired and aching muscles and joints, and to boost your circulation.
But did you know that traditional saunas are also highly recommended for the relief of breathing difficulties, such as asthma, bronchitis and sinus.
The benefits of using gentle heat on a regular basis are well documented in health journals, and often recommended by medical practitioners.
FACT: Those who regularly enjoy saunas report a direct lowering of stress levels.
Stress is one of the dangerous aspects of our modern world, and is known to cause or worsen a wide range of physical and mental problems, including heart disease, obesity, diabetes, asthma, depression and Alzheimer's disease.
FACT: Saunas can make you feel happier and more motivated.
Just a few minutes a day in your private home sauna can stimulate the release of endorphins, naturally occurring chemicals in our bodies, which make us feel good all over! Endorphins also cause our blood vessels to dilate, thereby increasing blood circulation, and speeding up the body’s natural healing process.
FACT: It's GOOD to sweat!
True. Sweating is not only the body's way of cooling down; it is also the best way to detoxify. Sadly, there are many elements in the environment these days that can be detrimental to our health, if not expelled from the body. And thanks to our love of antiperspirants, that does not happen often enough. Sweating in the sauna can help reduce levels of chemicals, lead, zinc, copper, nickel and mercury.
Of course, sweating is also one of the best natural beauty treatments! Sweating in the sauna can wash away dirt, bacteria and dead skin cells, encouraging new skin cells to grow, and keeping our skin clean, moisturised and glowing.
FACT: Saunas can help you sleep better.
Traditional saunas are perfect for those who have trouble sleeping. Thanks again to those endorphins, and the great sense of relaxation and calm that the experience produces, sauna users say they find it easier to fall asleep, and stay asleep. These deeper, longer periods of sleep are highly therapeutic for both mind and body.
There's no disputing the fact that regular time spent in the sauna will help you look and feel better than ever before - some users even claim it helps them lose weight. But visiting a health resort on a daily basis can be inconvenient and expensive.
The solution is simple: Call Brisbane Spa Centre Sauna & Steam today and discover how you and your family could enjoy all these health benefits on a daily basis, in the privacy of your own home.