Finnish sauna: health benefits
Nowadays, more and more people are starting to think about a healthy lifestyle. And what is a healthy lifestyle? This is not only a refusal from alcohol and smoking, physical education and sports, proper nutrition, full sleep and fresh air. Hygiene and hardening procedures in this sense are also very important, and from this point of view the Finnish sauna can be considered one of the most effective means of healing the body.
Physicians consider the Finnish sauna an excellent way to cleanse the body of toxins and restore muscle work. Therefore, visiting the sauna is recommended after training and any sports activities. The sauna helps to relax, relieve stress, and of course, has a positive effect on the skin.
It is known that our skin reflects the state of health in general. You can judge the health of a person by the color of the skin, its elasticity and elasticity, greasiness and humidity, and also by the thickness of the layers. It is believed that healthy skin should have a pink tint, thanks to a good blood supply.
Benefits of the Finnish sauna
The Finnish sauna improves the blood supply to the skin, and gives a positive cosmetic effect without any allergies, unlike many cosmetics. The sauna can exert a positive effect on the skin even with diseases: psoriasis, urticaria, eczema, furunculosis, acne, non-healing scars and wounds.
A healthful Finnish sauna makes an optimum ratio of humidity and temperature. The temperature in the Finnish sauna, in comparison with the Russian bath, can be very high – up to 100 ° C, but the humidity is much lower – only about 15%.
The healing effect is also due to the fact that the hot air we breathe, stimulates blood supply to the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract, and excites their cells. A strong warming up of the body improves and speeds up the metabolic processes – this explains the beneficial effect on the skin.
Previously, the Finnish sauna did not use a broom, but simply warmed up and sweated. Today in many saunas, including in Finland itself, they are happy to soar with brooms, and even watered on rocks, although mostly for this, infusions of herbs are used.
As a result of visiting the Finnish sauna, many toxins and toxins are not only removed. Our lungs begin to work harder, the heart pumps blood more actively, stimulates blood circulation throughout the body, which positively affects the work of the cardiovascular system.
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