Benefits of Sauna

Saunas have been around for centuries. But saunas' popularity has grown over the years thanks to their many science-backed benefits. Some of the benefits of regular sauna use include improving heart and mental health, relieving chronic pain, and relaxation.

Why do people use saunas?

  • better quality of life,

  • sore muscles for softening,

  • Getting rid of toxic substances,

  • Increased metabolism and weight loss

  • Less muscle and joint pain

  • Skin health and antiaging benefits,

  • improved sleep,

  • reduced stress,

  • General relaxation.


  1. Improved cardiovascular health.

  2. Lower risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

  3. Improvements in pain and range of motion in people with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

  4. Decreased chronic pain in people with conditions such as fibromyalgia and low back pain.

  5. Improvement in depression symptoms.

  6. Reduced risk of developing psychosis (in a study in the general male population).

  7. Possible slight improvements in breathing for people with asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

  8. Reduction of skin scales in psoriasis.

  9. Reduced inflammation and reduced cortisol (stress hormone) levels.

  10. Excretion of toxins and heavy metals through sweat.

  11. Reduced stroke risk.

  12. Decreased headache intensity in those who suffer from frequent headaches.

  13. Fewer colds and viral diseases.

Here is a list of heart-specific benefits of regular sauna bathing:

  • It may improve symptoms and increase exercise tolerance in people with heart failure.

  • In coronary artery disease (CAD), daily sauna use can improve how much oxygen flows to the heart muscle. This can reduce the risk of dying from this type of heart disease.

  • In people with hypertension, saunas can help lower blood pressure. For people who do not have hypertension, it may also reduce the risk of developing hypertension later in life. Although a sauna session may temporarily increase heart rate and blood pressure (as during an exercise session), research shows long-term benefit in lowering blood pressure.

  • Walking endurance is improved in people with peripheral artery disease that limits blood flow to the lower extremities.

  • It provides an improvement in the overall cholesterol profile.