Getting into the habit of taking a regular sauna could be one of the best things you ever do. It offers so many health benefits, such as boosting your immune system and relieving stress and anxiety.
Originating in Finland thousands of years ago, 'heat bathing' is a way of increasing your body temperature to expel toxins and treat health issues through sweating. In modern society, we don't allow our bodies to sweat much anymore. The regular use of antiperspirants may make us smell sweet, but it's not doing anything for our general health.
Working up a sweat in the sauna in Melbourne will reduce your levels of mercury, lead, zinc, copper and other nasties. It's the best detox you can get. It makes sense then, that enjoying a sauna is also a great way to cleanse your skin. By flushing out dirt and dead skin cells, your skin will feel softer and cleaner than ever before.
Many people believe that a sauna - particularly an Infrared Sauna - can help with weight loss. Whilst there is little scientific proof of this, it is recognised that sweating burns calories. It also boosts your heart rate from, say, 60-70 bpm to around 120 bpm or more. This will boost your metabolism and improve your cardiovascular performance.
Apart from the fact that it makes you feel really good, there is proof that taking a regular sauna in Melbourne will help you fight off those annoying bugs, like colds and flu. The heat of the sauna - and especially the steam of a traditional sauna - prompts the body to produce more white blood cells. These will fight illness and attack viruses.
These days you can choose between a traditional sauna - where you pour water over heated stones - and an infrared sauna. The latter is perfect for those who can't tolerate extreme heat. Either way, you should really try a sauna in Melbourne soon and experience the benefits for yourself.