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One of the best things you can do for your health and general wellbeing is to take a sauna. You only need to take a look at those fit-looking Scandinavians to see that!
It's quite likely saunas originated in Finland and, to this day, many Finnish homes have their own sauna. It's a way of life over there. Taking a sauna on the Gold Coast is pretty popular, too. You'll find plenty of places that offer this service, including most of the holiday resorts.
Benefits of Sauna
Whilst taking a sauna is popular in snowy countries like Finland, don't go thinking that's all they're good for. Booking a regular sauna on the Gold Coast is extremely beneficial. It's also very affordable these days.
Many spas use the traditional style of sauna, usually made from Western Red Cedar. This is the true sauna experience, a blissful combination of heat, steam and aromatic timber. Or you could be offered an Infrared Sauna, which is equally therapeutic and preferred by some people.
Both experiences are referred to as 'heat bathing'. The main difference is this: a traditional sauna provides higher temperatures and steam, whilst the Infrared sauna has a lower temperature with body-penetrating heat.
Traditional saunas are also considered more sociable, as there's generally room for several people. This comes down to your personal preference.
Treating Aches and Pains
The goal of heat bathing is to work up a sweat so you can expel harmful toxins. It's also a great way of getting rid of stress and relieving aches and pains. Saunas are highly recommended for those with respiratory conditions, such as asthma.
It is a long-held belief that increasing the body's temperature can help cure many illnesses, which is why saunas are considered so therapeutic. Let's face it, the Finns have been taking saunas for thousands of years so they should know what they're talking about.
Why not experience a sauna on the Gold Coast for yourself by finding your local spa on Bookwell?