Many people don’t realise it but our skin is our largest organ and it plays a vital role in eliminating undesirable toxins from the body. The temperature and humidity of a sauna allows the removal of toxins stored in fat cells. Detoxifying in a sauna helps rid your body of potential carcinogenic heavy metals such as mercury and lead, as well as alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulphuric acid and cholesterol.
The increased blood circulation caused by sitting in a sauna brings fresh nutrients to the surface of the skin. The perspiration also assists in the removal of toxins that accumulate deep within your pores such as make-up, dirt, lotions, conditioners, deodorants and antiperspirants.
There are many health benefits to be gained from using a sauna. The high temperature stimulates blood flow and circulation, causing blood vessels in the skin to expand and become more flexible which helps lower blood pressure. Saunas can also help with respiratory problems by alleviating chest congestion, which in turn relieves complications from bronchitis, laryngitis and other respiratory diseases.