The main feature of the Finnish sauna is heat emitted by hot stones. The temperature is usually around 60-70 C on the bottom shelf and 80-100 C on the top. As a rule, humidity is only 10-15%, and thus, this type of sauna is called “dry”.
While sitting or lying on a shelf in a sauna under conditions of high heat, the blood circulation accelerates. Toxins expel from the body with sweat, skin clears, the respiratory tract is heated up, the lactic acid accumulated in muscle tissue after physical exercise is dispersed, and the nervous system calms down.
Sauna affects the skin and vascular systems, it creates an effect of training for the heart, and stimulates the immune system, especially if combined with cool or cold water dowsing between sessions, which is very important for prevention of colds and flu. Physical activities, healthy diet, and sauna help to lose excess weight.
It is necessary to restore water and mineral balance between sauna sessions. Hot teas and mineral water are the best options for it.