Take Some Time Out: Benefits of Having a Home Sauna

Are you feeling stressed? When you get home, are you ready to hop into the shower and wash the entire day away? (Seriously, is there anything better…?)

Busy lives and mobile phones mean more than half of us are ‘always on’. Recent research that polled 2,000 adults found fast-paced lifestyles, always being contactable by mobile and increasing demands at work mean few truly ‘switch off’. Other factors include the stress of being a parent, longer commuting times and financial pressures amid rising living costs.

So, when you’re finally able to relax, nothing beats the stress that you’re literally able to feel roll off of your shoulders… For those who are extremely stressed, they might schedule a visit to a spa in order to truly unwind, but what if the spa was in your home? That would be seriously amazing, no? You might still need someone to massage some kinks out of your body, but what if all you had to do was to walk straight into your very own sauna as you enter your home?

There’s a growing trend where people are upgrading their homes to include a sauna and fabulous companies like Nordic are making it infinitely easy.

Here’s why you should consider your own home sauna.

Reduces Stress

Let’s get a little biological, shall we? When you sit in a sauna, you’re essentially sitting in a steam box. The steam and heat are going to help your body with circulation and encourages it to release endorphins. Endorphins help the body feel good and this increase is what’s going to help relieve you of your stress. While your mind might still be racing, the sauna is going to allow your body to feel the effects of the stress relief.

Soothes Muscles

As we mentioned previously, the heat from a sauna helps increase circulation throughout the body. Another thing that increased circulation helps with is helping to relax tightened muscles which in turn helps soothe them. While you might’ve been ready for some man or woman masseur to beat your muscles into submission, you can easily go with the gentler route in your own home sauna.

Rids Your Body of Toxins

Do you want toxins running amok in your body? I’m sure you don’t! Most people have a love/hate relationship with sweat. If you’re breaking a sweat at the gym, that’s just a sign that you’re giving it your all. If you start sweating through your work shirt, you might be ready to shrink into your seat. While you might bounce back between loving and hating sweat, your body will always love it! The heat and steam from a home sauna will cause you to sweat and sweating is a great process for purifying your body of its toxins.

Lose Weight

Do you want to drop a few pounds in an instant? A home sauna can help you do this constantly. While it’s only water weight, who actually likes to carry it around with them? Rather than carrying your water weight around like it’s a purse or wallet, periodic steam sessions in a home sauna can help shed the water pounds and help you focus on the real ones!

A home sauna might seem like a luxury, but it all comes down to whether you want instant relaxation with the ease of walking out of your bedroom. Your home should be the place where you’re able to escape from all of the worries that come with life, and with a sauna, it just got easier.

Wassana Lampech

Wassana Lampech is a medical technology graduate and a freelance writer. She has been writing since her college days, and has been a freelance writer for the past 4 years. You can follow her on Twitter here: @wassmam

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