Usually, a sauna is a room heated between seventy to hundred degrees Celsius. Conventional Finnish saunas generally use dry heat with a relative humidity level between ten percent to twenty percent. In other types of saunas, there is higher moisture. For example, Turkish saunas have greater humidity levels.
Using a sauna can increase the temperature of the skin too roughly forty degrees Celsius. With the rise in the temperature of the skin, heavy sweating also takes place. The heart rate increases as the human body make an effort to cool down. It is common to release little sweat while taking a sauna for a short time.
Wood Burning: Wood is burned for heating the sauna rocks and sauna room. Usually, wood-burning saunas have a high temperature and low levels of humidity.
Electrically Heated: Like wood-burning saunas, electrically heated saunas have low levels of humidity and high temperatures. In electrically heated saunas, an electrical heater which is fixed on the floor makes the sauna room warm.
Infrared Room: Far-infrared saunas (FIRS) differ from electrically heated and wood-burning saunas. They are offered through special lamps that employ light waves to heat a person's body, not the whole room. In FIRS, temperatures are usually lesser than the rest of saunas, but they make people sweat similarly.
Steam room: A Steam room differs from saunas. This is because instead of warming with dry heat, it involves moist heat and high humidity.
Whenever any person sits inside a sauna, they experience widening of their blood vessels. This causes an increase in blood circulation like low to moderate exercising, depending upon the sauna use duration.
Heart rate might rise to 100 to 150 beats per minute during a sauna. This might help improve the health of the person using the sauna.
Increased circulation caused by using a sauna might help decrease muscle soreness, reduce arthritis pain and enhance joint movement.
With the improvement in blood circulation due to heating is done in a sauna, relaxation might be promoted. This relaxation can make a person feel better.
The lowering down of stress levels while using any sauna might reduce the risks of cardiovascular problems. A study done in Finland followed two thousand three hundred and fifteen adult men aged between 42 to 60 during two decades.
The study findings suggested that sauna users might have a reduced risk of dying from any cardiovascular health problem.
A dry sauna makes human skin dry during its use. Some people experiencing the autoimmune skin disease psoriasis might find a reduction in their symptoms during their use of sauna, but those experiencing atopic dermatitis might find that they worsen. Therefore, people experiencing atopic dermatitis must not use a sauna.
People who have asthma might be relieved from some of its symptoms by using the sauna. This is because sauna use might lower down their stress levels, loosen phlegm, and open airways.
The information mentioned above about the health benefits of sauna use recommends that people use the sauna but it's better for them to consult a doctor before doing so especially if they suffer from unstable angina, heart failure, diabetes, uncontrollable blood pressure, or unusual heart rhythm in their lives. This is because it can prove to be dangerous for their health and even lead to their deaths.