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Monthly Archives: September 2013

  • How to Use Your First Sauna


    You finally made the best decision of your life … to get your own sauna. Good for you! The relaxation and major health benefits of infrared saunas are amazing. Once you get the sauna and set it up in your house, you might wonder how to use it and how to take full advantage of the benefits of your sauna sessions. SaunasAndStuff.com is here to help.

    • Always remember to drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after your sauna sessions. Drinking plenty of water afterwards will help your body eliminate all of the toxins from the sauna session.
    • Heat the sauna to the desired temperature. You will want to do this up to 30 minutes before you plan to use it so it is warm and ready when you are. The most common temperatures for beginners are in the range of 110° F to 118° F. You can experiment to find out what is most comfortable for you.
    • Some people enjoy working out prior to using the sauna to get their blood flowing. If you exercise prior to using the sauna, monitor your body temperature to make sure you do not overheat, since you will already be warm prior to entering.
    • You can start with one or two sauna sessions per week and work up from there. Your initial sessions should be 15 to 20 minutes, then gradually increase this time with future sessions as desired.
    • Wear as little clothing as possible to get the best infrared sauna benefits and to feel the most comfortable. If using an infrared sauna, remember that infrared rays have difficulty penetrating clothing. You should take two towels in the sauna: one to sit on and one to wipe away sweat.
    • Use your sauna session to relax, meditate, and escape. Relieving stress and tension is one of the sauna’s major benefits! You can massage areas of your body that ache to relieve sore and tense muscles. From time to time throughout the session, wipe off excess perspiration to allow for more intense sweating.
    • If at any time during your sauna session you feel dizzy, sleepy, or uncomfortable in any way, exit the sauna immediately.
    • After your sauna session is complete, turn off the power and sit in the sauna with the door opened slightly for about 10 minutes to allow your body cool down.
    • Shower to cleanse the toxins from your skin. Ideally, wait 15 to 20 minutes before taking a warm shower in order to fully cool down and finish sweating.

    Saunas are a great way to relax and de-stress, and they offer many health benefits as well! Saunas And Stuff offers a wide selection of saunas--choose the sauna of your dreams today and get started on a healthier, more relaxed life!

  • Four Ways to a Healthy You with Infrared Saunas


    Many sauna users are unfamiliar with infrared saunas, and may not know about the health benefits this type of sauna can provide. Here are just a few:

    Lower Blood Pressure
    Infrared saunas differ from normal saunas in that they make the same rays that come from the sun without the UV radiation, leaving only the infrared rays. These rays are then lightly absorbed into the skin. The reason heating the body is important is that it is shown that people who take saunas a couple of times per week actually lower their blood pressure. The infrared sauna environment is also a more comfortable temperature than sitting in a heated traditional sauna environment. These saunas excel due to the fact that they do not hurt your lungs if you take a deep breath.

    We speak about the benefits infrared saunas have on detoxification in our Sauna FAQ. The main thing we want to stress is to wash your skin once you exit the sauna to get the toxins off your skin and refresh your system.

    Weight Loss
    We also mentioned the benefits of weight loss that come from using an infrared sauna in our Sauna FAQ. It increases blood circulation, makes your heart beat faster, and helps you to burn more calories. Hats off to burning calories!

    Extend Your Life
    A major benefit of infrared saunas is helping to extend your life. Medical researchers have long reported on the health benefits of infrared sauna therapy. It helps support those who suffer from fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and even autism. The circulatory and blood pressure lowering benefits are a major plus! Infrared saunas also help to extend your life, and the overall quality of your life, by aiding in relaxation. With all the stress experienced in today's fast-paced life, saunas help you take a moment and fully relax.

    In 2013, if you want to help your health and quality of life, visit your sauna for relaxation, losing weight, detoxifying, and lowering blood pressure. Visit www.SaunasAndStuff.com to see the many different types of saunas and infrared sauna kits we offer.

  • Infrared Saunas: Some Straight Talk


    What are these infrared saunas? How do they differ from traditional saunas, and how can they benefit your health? How do you use one? Let's answer a few of those questions, and then you can browse our infrared sauna products:

    1 – Not as Hot and Heavy
    Have you seen scenes of saunas or steam rooms in movies or on television? People sitting in a haze of steam and heat, sweating and looking like they've been broiled? Traditional saunas heat the air, but infrared saunas use infrared radiant heat that heats the body on contact, but leaves the air at its ambient temperature. This makes it easier to stay in the sauna longer.

    2 – Detoxification
    The human body comes into contact with toxins on a daily basis from breathing and eating. Infrared saunas help eliminate some of these toxins. Body cells laden with toxins do not acclimate to heat as well as healthy cells, so the usage of an infrared sauna facilitates the eradication of the toxic cells.

    3 – Replenish
    Replenish your body with water and fruit after infrared sauna usage. Your body loses some minerals during the sauna process, and mineral water and fruit help recharge the body. Also, it is good to add some sea salt to your diet due to the loss of salt through sweating.

    4 – All Things in Moderation
    Using an infrared sauna regularly can benefit one’s health, but too much of a good thing is possible. It is encouraged not to exceed sauna usage for more than 30 minutes at a time. Though the process is very beneficial, excessive use can have a damaging effect. In addition, it is best to check with your general physician before engaging in regular use of an infrared sauna. It is also best to limit sauna use if pregnant, ill, injured, or fasting.

    Some Like it Hot – Health Benefits of Saunas Source: Kaiser Permanente

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