Did You Know That Everyone Can Experience the Benefits of a Sauna?
If you have been considering adding a sauna to your home but you are not sure it is worth the expense for the benefits it will bring you, I offer you some valuable information. Sauna room benefits can be experienced by all the members of your family, whether they are children, adults or seniors and even pregnant women can gain benefits. Let's talk a little bit about the benefits of sauna that each of these groups can experience.
Did you know that children have a natural love for the sauna room as well as everything that has to do with water? As a general rule, if your children are over the age of two years, they will be able to handle the heat very well as their circulatory system is extremely flexible. The increase in body temperature is very minute and children's bodies are equipped with the same number of sweat glands as we adults. Their young bodies are able to cope with the heat quite easily. Studies done with kindergarten-aged children who use the sauna have revealed increased immune function and fewer colds as well as an increased awareness of hygiene.
It is recommended that children be limited to the second bench in the sauna room instead of the top bench. The period of sauna use for children is the same as for adults but it is necessary to watch them closely. It is further recommended that care be taken to avoid overdoing the cold water portion of sauna use. Children can become chilled more easily as they do not seem to feel the cold water as we adults do.
I'm sure you have heard of the many health benefits of sauna, specifically helping high blood pressure, coronary problems and the respiratory system, stress management and even how beneficial the sauna detoxification process is for your body. The benefits of sauna will help you to feel better than you have felt in years – and will probably take away 10 years from your appearance due to the skin rejuvenation that takes place. Better health is always a great goal to have especially if you have children to care for and have the desire to see as adults with families of their own.
The health benefits of sauna mentioned for adults do not stop because you're over 65. Seniors, unless you have a serious health situation, you can benefit from sauna use, too. Seniors suffer from slow metabolism as well as functional fluctuations in circulation, hormone production and the loss of inter-cellular fluids. These are the things that result in signs of aging. You can use the sauna room to rejuvenate your body. Even if you did not begin sauna use before you reached your senior years, do not be afraid to start now. It is never too late to begin but it is highly recommended that you check with your health care provider before you begin to sauna if you have health issues. Profuse sweating can help eliminate waste from your cells, improves mobility and the skin gets a thorough moisturizing from the inside out. The hot-cold treatments involved in sauna use can help teach the blood vessels to be more flexible to prevent or improve circulation problems.
If you are pregnant, this is not a reason not to participate in sauna use if you have been a regular sauna room user. It can help regulate water in the body during pregnancy. This will help to decrease the swing in the hands and feet that many women experience during pregnancy. Because the hot and cold contrasts in sauna use help the blood vessels remain flexible, varicose veins that often accompaniment pregnancy can be prevented.
The recommendation for sauna use for first time pregnancies is to wait until after the fifteenth week of pregnancy to use the sauna room. The only women who are caution against sauna use at all during pregnancy are those who are carrying more than one baby or those women who have serious health issues.
Truly, I believe you can see that every age group can reap the benefits of a sauna use.