Saunas are amazing. People of all ages can safely enjoy them and the health benefits they offer. If you’re new to sauna bathing, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll explain some of the benefits of saunas and help you figure out the perfect routine to get the most out of these benefits! 

Benefits of Saunas

Using a sauna consistently and for a longer period of time can bring you a number of health benefits. Some of those include:

  • Promote relaxation: It is comforting to sit in a quiet, warm, and enclosed space away from the noise and constant bustle of daily life.
  • Help with exercise recovery: The increase in blood flow when using a sauna eases stiff joints. Far infrared sauna heat increases the thermal energy of your muscles which may also relieve tension.
  • Relieve pain: Saunas are a great way to relax muscle tissue, reduce inflammation, and help relieve pain. Those with fibromyalgia or osteoarthritis often suffer with chronic pain too. If you’re looking for ways to manage pain, saunas may be the solution. 
  • Improve heart health: Studies show the frequent use of a sauna can improve heart health. Researchers also found frequent sauna bathing can help reduce your risk of stroke.
  • Maintain a healthy weight: Saunas activate your body’s metabolism, which burns more calories over time. While sauna bathing isn’t a quick weight loss solution, it may help you burn an additional 45 calories per session.
Woman Enjoying Infrared Sauna

What Should You Wear in the Sauna?

Your body temperature will elevate and you’ll sweat when using the sauna so you may want to wear as little as possible. You can simply wrap yourself in a towel or wear a bathing suit while using the sauna. If you have your own private sauna and plan to use it alone, you can also enjoy it in the nude.

How Long Should You Stay in the Sauna?

Stay in the sauna for as long as it feels good. When you start to feel too hot, that may be a good time to walk out. Here are some tips if you’re new to sauna bathing:

  • Starting out, beginners should spend no more than five to ten minutes at a time.
  • You can try staying in the sauna for about 15 minutes after a few sessions. 
  • In one session, do not exceed 20 minutes
couple in a sauna

Shop Saunas at Great Bay Spa & Sauna

Sauna bathing is associated with a number of health benefits from reduced stress to better sleep. If you’re ready to receive all of these benefits and more, contact Great Bay Spa & Sauna. We carry a large inventory of luxurious saunas, hot tubs, swim spas, and outdoor furniture. We’ll help you select the best option for you. We even offer maintenance services to keep your products running smoothly!