It is like a vacation for the daily stress and work to take most of your tight clothes off and relax in the privacy of the sauna (סאונה). No cell phone to break the peace. No tight clothing or jewelry to manage, just pure relaxation. Time to yourself without interruption. The warmth lulling you to relax and think happy thoughts as endorphins are increased in your brain.
The heat of a sauna, either hot or dry, causes your heartbeat to elevate slightly. This can lower blood pressure temporarily. It can be a factor in weight loss since the heat speeds the system up. Lounging in the sauna may be the easiest workout you have ever experienced!
Since the heat speeds up the heart, this increases the production of endorphins, the feel good chemicals of the body. Endorphins are manufactured in the brain and in the gut, which are affected by the increased cardiovascular activity.
Saunas are excellent for the skin. The increased blood flow rejuvenates your skin, helping it to rid itself of infections or unsightly blemishes. If you have problems with your skin, saunas could help you look younger and fresher. The sweat and increased blood flow will cleanse your skin and give it a clean healthy glow. Healthy, fresh, glowing skin is very beautiful.
Saunas have a relaxing effect on muscles. After a workout, going into a sauna (סאונה) can gently relax tight muscles, helping to prevent soreness. Sweating helps rid the muscles of excess lactic acid, a cause of soreness after a workout.
Some people include saunas in their detoxification regime. The sweating helps the body rid itself of toxins. There are programs that combine what you eat with regular saunas to accomplish this goal of ridding the body of toxins, such as metal.
When you are sitting, or laying in a sauna (סאונה) for twenty minutes or so, you have time to think. You are finally relaxed and not in a hurry. You may be with friends, or alone.
If you are alone, you may be surprised as the solutions to your problems may finally present themselves. You may get a glimpse of a good future as the endorphins affect your thinking and how you feel.