A sauna is an enclosed room or space with a high temperature, typically used for relaxation and wellness. The origin of the sauna is not documented, but we do know that saunas have been around for thousands of years.
Saunas are heated via electricity or wood fires in order to get very hot. Sauna temperatures range between 140 and 200 degrees fahrenheit. Short stints in the sauna of less than 10 minutes are encouraged because of the high temperatures. Do not stay in a sauna if you begin to feel lightheaded and contact medical help immediately.
Saunas are traditionally dry heated, but sometimes steam is piped in to create a “steam sauna.” Steam saunas often use aromatherapy to improve relaxation and experience.
You can wear whatever you feel most comfortable in while using a sauna. Some enjoy saunas nude while others utilize light clothing, such as a bathing suit.
A sauna is a great option to improve recovery and overall total body wellness. The most common benefits of sauna use include: stress reduction, post-workout recovery and increased sweat production.
A single sauna appointment will cost between $15 and $40 depending on your location. Some sauna businesses may offer punch cards or incentives, making the price of each appointment cheaper if you buy multiple.