A Sauna is an airtight wood panelled room where the air is heated to between 70 and
90° Celsius. A small amount of water is poured over the hot rocks to introduce moisture
into the dry air and increase the temperature.
Using a Sauna is a beneficial way to relax the muscles, revitalise the skin, improve
complexion, raise your metabolism, improve blood circulation, alleviate muscle &
joint pain, clear the sinuses and ease mental stress.
How to use a Sauna?
Drink plenty of water before and after use to combat dehydration.
For hygiene purposes, take a shower before using the sauna if possible.
Enter the sauna for approximately 15 - 20 minutes at a time.
Take a cool shower after, or go for a swim.
This process is best repeated 2 - 3 times for maximum benefit.
Take care to cool down, relax and hydrate after using the sauna.
What are the Benefits of using a Sauna?
One of the ways the body expels toxins is through expelling sweat. During the day
we come into contact with various chemicals. The body converts these toxins in water
soluble substances which pass through the skin’s pores in sweat.
When heat comes into contact with the muscle fibres, blood flow to the muscles increases.
Better circulation means more oxygen will reach the tissues. The body uses oxygen
to flush toxins out of deep muscle tissue. Optimal circulation is important for good
cardiovascular health. Increased circulation helps the body create more energy.
Increased body temperature helps the body create more white blood cells. White blood
cells attack infections and disease that infiltrate the body. People with higher
counts of white blood cells stay healthier and heal faster.
Diet and exercise paired with sauna usage promotes weight loss as the heat from the
sauna increases the bodies basal metabolic rate by a considerable amount.
People who have difficulty coping with the effects of stress will benefit from using
a sauna. The muscles tense up when a person feels stress and the heat from the sauna
relaxes tight & tired muscles.
When the muscles are relaxed and blood is circulating optimally, it is easier to
sleep at night. People with tense muscles and poor circulation tend to snore, toss
and jerk which disrupts sleep and results in tiredness after waking. Using a sauna
prior to sleep makes people feel sleepy and relaxed and is beneficial for those who
find it difficult to fall asleep at night.
A sauna my relieve pain with three natural actions. Dilating blood vessels, ease
muscles tension and improved circulation. When these three actions are combined,
certain types of pain may lessen considerably. Arthritic pain, muscles aches, shoulder
stiffness, neck pain, back pain and headaches can be reduced or eliminated in some
Skin is cleansed as the heat from the sauna opens pores. Sweat will flush out oil,
bacteria, dirt, make up or any other residue that has collected in the pores. When
the pores are flushed out regularly complexion and acne prone skin will be improved.
Another possible cosmetic health benefit is the reduction of cellulite. Fat becomes
water soluble at 45° Celsius and some fat my pass through the skin in the sweat.
In addition to the health benefits saunas provide, they also help people feel better
overall. After leaving the sauna and resting, users feel refreshed and revitalised.
BENEFITS OF USING A SAUNA
Soothes mind & body to relieve stress & relax muscles.
Increases body metabolism.
Deep cleanses the skin.
Helps eliminate toxins.
Boosts your immune system.
Relieves discomforts of asthma, allergies and arthritis.
Loosens secretions and stimulates discharge of mucous from the throat and lungs.
How to Build a Sauna?
The interior of the Sauna consists of insulated, clear untreated timber panelling.
Exterior Sauna walls can be brick or timber.
Door, either of glass or timber, must have an air tight seal at the top and sides.
Timber ceiling must be insulated and installed at a recommended height of 2.1m.
For hygiene purposes, it is recommended the floor be tiled with removable timber
floor boards for easy cleaning of the sauna.
Timber benches must be wide and comfortable with a lower and upper seating area where
Sauna lighting must be low voltage and heat resistant.
Sauna does not require a floor drain.
The sauna heater is installed inside the sauna, away from seating to prevent injury.
The sauna control panel is mounted outside the sauna with only the temperature sensor
mounted inside the sauna.