What is sauna bath?•
Posted on January 21 2023
a Finnish steam bath in which the steam is provided by water thrown on hot stones. also : a bathhouse or room used for such a bath. : a dry heat bath. also : a room or cabinet used for such a bath.
Why are Finns obsessed with saunas?
Finnish people believe that saunas can relax your mind in a modern society that never stops moving. The heat of a Finnish sauna – often powering above 100 celsius – is fantastic for calming the mind. Saunas raise your heart rate, allow your blood vessels to dilate, and increase blood flow to the skin.
Why is sauna good for you?
Using a dry sauna can leave people feeling energized. Since the blood vessels relax and dilate in a sauna, blood flow increases, and the experience can help reduce tension in the joints and relieve sore muscles. Saunas might also help those with chronic pain and arthritis.
Who should avoid saunas?
Contraindications to sauna bathing include unstable angina pectoris, recent myocardial infarction, and severe aortic stenosis. Sauna bathing is safe, however, for most people with coronary heart disease with stable angina pectoris or old myocardial infarction.