The Benefits of Dry Sauna Use

Using a dry sauna on a regular basis can have many health and wellness benefits. At Beach House Day Spa, we have the highest-quality near, mid and far-infrared eucalyptus sauna available. In addition to a deep cellular detox, regular sauna use can provide various mind and body benefits, including: 

Improves heart health

When the skin heats up and overall body temperature rises, blood vessels near the skin dilate which increases cardiac output and circulation. This increase in heart rate helps support a healthy heart, and reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack and hypertension. 

Flushes toxins

As your core body temperature rises, you naturally begin to sweat deeply which reduces levels of lead, copper, zinc, nickel, mercury and other toxins that are naturally absorbed as part of our daily lives. 

Helps you sleep

Regular sauna use can help to release endorphins, so consider scheduling a sauna session later in the evening to help facilitate a deeper sleep. When your body temperature becomes elevated, endorphins will slowly relax and decline, which will leave you counting sheep and dreaming soundly. 

Reduces stress

Cortisol, the hormone that releases when we are stressed, is regulated and relaxed as the heat in the sauna increases. Sauna use reduces cortisol levels in our blood, and instead stimulates the production of serotonin, or hormone that makes us feel good and happy!

Burns calories

Yes, you read that right! While saunas are definitely NOT a weight-loss tool, saunas can help some individuals shed a few pounds. Sweating actually requires a good amount of energy, which is derived from the conversion of fat and carbohydrates into a process that burns off calories. According to a recent study, a person can easily sweat off up to 500 grams in a single sauna session.

Fends off illness

Research has shown that regular sauna use can reduce common colds and even the flu! The heat creates an increase of white blood cells, which fight off illness and kill viruses in the body! Saunas are also great for alleviating nasty cold symptoms, including sinus congestion and allergies.

At Birmingham’s Beach House Day Spa, we offer a variety of single-session sauna appointments, or you can purchase a package at a discounted price.  Book a sauna session at Beach House Day Spa in Birmingham, Michigan.