There is hot and dry atmosphere in Finnish sauna. Temperature in Finnish sauna rises +70 to +95 oC.There are important health benefits of a Finnish Sauna. Blood pressure is lowered, heart activity is increased, toxins are washed from your skin, and it is said that saunas aid in losing inches as well. The heat feels very relaxing on the muscles in your body. The sauna is also used in preparation for a massage. It increases the flexibility of the muscles and creates a deep sense of relaxation for the body and mind. Eventually, dilated capillaries can carry large quantities of nutrients to the skin helping it regain its appearance of youth.
Since the ancient times in Greece, steam saunas have been used to promote healing and general well-being. Benefits range from increased circulation to glowing skin.
Sitting in a steam bath/sauna has a number of health and beauty benefits, ranging from muscle relaxation to skin purification. These are the benefits of using a steam sauna: relief from muscle tension and stiff joints; improved immune system functioning; lymph detoxification; improved blood circulation; relief from sinus congestion; reduced stress; raised metabolism; improved complexion; alleviate sports injury pain; ease cold symptoms; and purify and detoxify the skin and body for a smooth hydrating effect. Research on the effects of steam bathing were conducted by the Institute of Medical Balneology & Climatology at the University of Munich and concluded that sitting in moist heat can improve the following ailments: bronchial asthma; bronchitis; catarrh of the upper respiratory tract; coughs; hoarseness; expectoration; and restricted painful movements of the joints. And that’s not all – steam sauna helps You loose 400-600 calouries per seance (especially useful arter swimming in pool for example!)