Sauna is the name of a room for relaxing steam baths , whose origin is attributed to the country Finland; it is there where its handling is more widespread. It consists of a small room with wooden walls and floors, isolated from the outside.Dry heat is initially introduced, raising the temperature, which is generally maintained at zero to high humidity levels . The humidity will be present in the form of vapor, which will flood the room and will be moderated as planned by the user, so that it has the desired effects.The sauna is related to the Turkish bath , which is distinguished by the steam inside the room, and is usually built in volcanic or river stone. The sauna has had its heyday due to all the benefits attributed to it.

What is the sauna for?

The sauna is attributed a main function: it serves to detoxify and purify the body . This purpose is pursued by attending to the recommendations and attentions of the expert who provides the service of this steam bath.

The detoxification and purification of the body are achieved through intense sweating , in which the body will send salts, toxins, and other substances that can be expelled by this means.

Among the objectives sought in the sauna are:

  • Lose weight , using it once a week, supplementing a healthy diet. It is a good aid in the burning of body fat.
  • Removal of heavy metals , such as cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn).
  • Improve defenses
  • Decrease alcohol intoxication , since alcohol is lighter than water, and if it is not yet metabolized, it can be easily expelled.
  • Improve the conditions of the locomotor system

The wooden room that the sauna consists of is divided into three rooms:

  • In the first room, the temperature is kept between 25 ° C and 30 ° C
  • In the second room, the temperature is kept between 40 ° C and 50 ° C
  • In the third room, the temperature is kept between 55 ° C and 60 ° C

The person who is going to use it will define which one to enter, according to the degree of detoxification that he needs and his state of health.

Recommendations for using the sauna

The sauna relaxes and detoxifies the body

The person who is going to use the sauna is provided with a towel , so that the surfaces of the room do not feel too hot.

The period within it covers between 5 and 20 minutes , which is the recommended time to be in these high temperatures.

Later, to regulate body temperature, a bath is taken under a shower with cool water .

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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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