Long term Benefits of Sauna use on both children and adults:
The first use of the sauna dates back to 1112 in Finland. Since then, it has developed into one of the most natural ways to alleviate stress and pain allowing for a purer sense of relaxation. For this reason, it is hugely popular amongst the Finnish population evidenced by the fact that there are 2.6 million households and around 3.2 million saunas. Therefore, we feel it is our duty to share that knowledge to promote those natural benefits to consumers worldwide.
The use of the infrared sauna on children over the age of eight is proven to allow children to just relax! They can just sit back and allow the sauna to work its magic creating an atmosphere for your child to feel restored and recharged, alongside providing the much needed downtime after a stressful day/week at school. Having the child take a small 20 minute sauna before bed permits a better night’s sleep as the heat is nurturing and the sauna restores and calms the nervous system aiding a more peaceful rest. Detoxification is one of the largest known benefits of sauna use. In a 2010 paper in the journal ‘Neuro Toxicology’ Dr Miodovnik concludes that children that were exposed to high levels of phthalates prenatally were more likely to show social impairments between the ages of seven to nine. Studies show that use of the infrared sauna to rid their toxic burdens, after time increased eye contact and verbal communication.
Those benefits are mirrored and intensified when it comes to adults, there are in fact many long term benefits of sauna use that are not mentioned too often. One being the huge impact it can have in regard to your arteries; an article published in the mayo clinic cites the link between sauna use and blood pressure, noting that a small 30 minutes in the sauna lowered both systolic, pressure on your blood vessels during a heartbeat, and diastolic blood pressure, which is the pressure between beats. Saunas permit your arteries to just relax, the stiffer your arteries, the more prone one is to suffer from a heart attack or other cardiovascular related issues, and studies have proven that even for patients with the most serious heart disease, saunas can still aid recovery or be beneficial to a degree. This can be linked to the benefit saunas have on brain health, improved mood and symptoms of depression and anxiety are some strong factors advocating for frequent sauna use. However, the latest study proving that frequent sauna sessions in a week is linked to a substantially lower risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia is perhaps one of the more attractive advantages.