Many people already know how relaxing and refreshing it can feel to spend some time in a sauna. But did you know that using a sauna regularly can also come with some important health benefits? 

Saunas can help safeguard you against illness and infection, relieve stress — and reduce the health risks associated with those ailments — and improve your overall mental and physical health. And when you install your own personal sauna, you and your family can enjoy these benefits right at home.

Take a look at these key advantages that regular sauna use can offer then find your sauna at Valley Pool & Spa.

Stress Relief

Stress can come from many places, and while the best way to reduce it is often to eliminate the source, that’s not always possible. However, you don’t need to suffer endlessly when this is the case for you, nor do you have to allow chronic stress to put you at risk for all of the various health conditions associated with it. 

woman is relaxing in a wooden sauna with black panels

All you may need is some regular sauna time. Sauna heat increases blood flow and allows your body to relax while also helping to balance the levels of cortisol in your blood. 

Cortisol is the hormone released when you’re feeling stressed out. High levels of this hormone in the blood are associated with high blood pressure, anxiety, weight gain, diabetes, and other harmful conditions. Not to mention sauna time also gives the time to meditate, reflect, and take time to breathe.

Better Sleep

In the same way that stress is associated with a litany of health conditions, lack of sleep is connected to all kinds of issues with both your physical and mental health. 

If you’re sleep-deprived, you’re not only going to struggle to get through your day, but you’re also at higher risk for issues like heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, and even stroke. 

To get the sleep you need, you need to feel calm and relaxed when it’s time for bed. Sauna use can help you wind down, feel more comfortable, and get to sleep more easily. This simple routine can begin a chain reaction that can improve your quality of life substantially.

Pain Relief

Aches, pains, soreness, and stiffness can hinder you throughout your day and take a toll on your mental health over time. If you’re currently living in regular discomfort and you’re looking to avoid medications, then you may want to consider using a sauna regularly for a much holistic approach. 

The increased blood flow and improved relaxation a sauna offers can help address your sore muscles and stiff joints, and the release of endorphins the heat of the sauna can trigger can also help soothe those aches and pains. This can prove to be an easy and relaxing way to get some measure of pain relief.

Improved Heart Health

Heart disease is listed as one of the biggest killers on the planet every single year without fail. There are many ways to care for your cardiovascular health, including regular exercise and a healthy diet. 

But if you’re looking for a way to maintain a healthier heart that’s both deeply relaxing and highly enjoyable, there is perhaps no better method than regular sauna use.    

When you relax in your sauna, your body temperature rises, and your heart rate increases, which means you’re enjoying a passive cardio workout. Regular sauna use has been found to improve heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure.  

Burning Calories

It can be so easy and enjoyable to put those calories on, and yet burning them off can be an excruciating experience — unless you do it in the sauna, of course. The increase in your heart rate and the deep sweat you’ll work up in your sauna can help you burn off calories while you sit back and relax. 

A man with a broom in his hand is relaxing in the sauna

Keep in mind that you’ll need to pair this regular sauna use with consistent exercise and a healthy diet to see significant weight loss results. 

Top-Quality Saunas From Valley Pool & Spa

For centuries, people have used saunas both for their relaxing properties and for the health benefits they can bring. At Valley Pool & Spa, you can find everything you need to create your own relaxing oasis at home. We carry only the best sauna brands, and we also offer a range of high-quality pool and spa products. Contact Valley Pool & Spa to get started on your dream backyard today.