During your overnight stay, we can can offer you the use of our special, wood burning Sauna, for an extra relaxing treat!
The benefits of a wood burning sauna are vast, below are just a few! The use of our sauna comes at an extra cost but the benefits are so worth it.
1) Improved Cardiovascular Health
According to a report by Harvard Medical School, a trip to your outdoor sauna will likely increase your pulse by 30% or more and almost twice as much blood will pump through you heart. It’s almost like a workout, but it doesn’t always come with a rise in blood pressure. Some studies have indicated that just two weeks of using a sauna daily can improve vascular function as a result. Most importantly, the university notes that saunas are safe for most people—including those with certain heart issues, but recommends that people touch base with their doctors before using one if they have concerns.
2) Diminished Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Pain
When it comes to fibromyalgia, researchers used a mixture of aquatic and sauna therapy. Literally every participant in their study reported significant reductions in pain and other symptoms. Arthritis has been addressed in a number of studies under various conditions. It’s a win across the board.
3) Reduced Muscle Soreness
Research related to the impact on muscles is rather interesting. Scientists like to work with athletes because they experience rather extreme conditions and keeping them in top form is essential. This in mind, there’s a wealth of information. For example, partaking post-exercise can increase athletic performance, which researchers hypothesize comes from increased blood volume. Partaking pre-exercise can also decrease muscle soreness after exercise. And, if you’re just plain sore after a hard day, it will help with that too.
4) Improved Breathing
Research shows that people certain breathing conditions may have less wheezing and can breathe easier after being in a sauna. This is due to a mixture of the heat and humidity, which loosens phlegm and opens airways. Of course, the reduced stress doesn’t hurt either. Additional research suggests using one can decrease the risk of developing a respiratory disease too.
5) Decreased Inflammation
Much of the benefits outlined here come down to one thing; decreased inflammation. For what it’s worth, researchers have looked at overall markers of inflammation and find them diminished with regular sauna use too. That also means there’s a whole lot more conditions an outdoor sauna may help with that haven’t been explored by science yet. This may be why it’s often leveraged as treatment for all sorts of chronic pain and even headaches.
6) Healthier Immune System
Using an outdoor sauna can boost your immune system too. Researchers say it stimulates the immune system and causes the body to produce more white blood cells.
7) Increased Well-Being
Many people report using a sauna for relaxation and about 99% of Finland uses a sauna at least once per week—they’ve been the “Happiest Country in the World” for several years running now. If that’s not enough research out of Japan found it as an effective treatment for mild depression too.