It toughens up, it prevents colds, improves blood circulation, reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke and other diseases of the circulatory system. Regular use of the sauna brings many benefits, but can you use it without any limits? How often can you go to the sauna so that it is safe for the body?

What is a sauna and what are the types of sauna?

Sauna is a room with high temperature and – depending on the type of sauna – high or low humidity. You can spend there from a 10-minute session to a longer period of time.

Types of sauna:

  • dry,
  • steam,
  • wet,
  • infrared,
  • bio-sauna
  • caldarium,
  • aromabath,
  • Russian banya
  • dry bath cabin,
  • phytosauna.

Sauna – indications 

Special indications for using the sauna:

  • lung diseases,
  • heart diseases,
  • anorexia,
  • depression,
  • rheumatic pains.

    Every healthy person can use sauna. Its aim is to improve performance, immunity and overall health. If you have any doubts about whether you can safely use the sauna, consult a doctor.

Sauna – contraindications 

The sauna should not be used by people:

  • with a cold,
  • under the influence of alcohol,
  • who just ate something.

However, people:

  • chronically ill, especially with hypertension,
  • obese
    must consult a doctor before going for a session.

How often can you use a sauna?

There is no exact rule as to the frequency of use. If you are healthy and your well-being does not suffer from it, you can visit sauna every day.

What’s more, it is recommended to use a sauna at least once a week; this will provide our body with proper prevention against cold and flu. Regularity is a lot more important than frequency; a single sauna session will not protect against infection.

Can you overdo with sauna?

Despite its beneficial influence on our health, it can still be ‘overdosed’. Bear in mind that if after visiting the sauna you notice such symptoms as:

  • sleep disorders,
  • the feeling of irritation,
    you should definitely take a break from it.

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