Do you feel worn down lately? Need to relax deeply? Visit our sauna Oklahoma City to feel new again. Your body may be tired and not cooperative lately, but you may just need to take a break from the daily grind. By exposing your body to high heat, you may experience a shift in your mental and physical state. Read on to learn about the benefits of a sauna Oklahoma City treatment. Whether you’ve never tried a sauna before or you’re eager to get back in one, we guarantee you’ll enjoy your time at Petra’s Massage Therapy.
A sauna is a hot-air/humid room used for cleaning and invigorating the body. It typically reaches 158 to 212 degrees Fahrenheit, raising skin temperature to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The Mayan people used saunas or sweat houses over 3000 years ago, while today nearly 1 in 3 Finnish people use them.
Being in a sauna can relax you as well as support your cardiovascular health. The benefits for your heart resemble those you get from exercise. You may experience a reduction in stress levels, related to improved circulation. You may experience a sense of wellbeing. As for your body, the sauna may loosen up sore muscles, aid joint movement and lower arthritic pain. In addition, your risk for cardiovascular death may decrease.
For specific categories of people, sauna confers different benefits and disadvantages. For asthma suffers, sauna may bring relief through opening airways, reducing stress and loosening phlegm. For people with psoriasis, sauna may help their skin. People with atopic dermatitis may experience increased skin irritation following their visit, but your outcome depends on your skin’s conditions. For people vulnerable to dementia and Alzheimer’s, sauna trips may even lower risk of getting these degenerative conditions.
A Finnish study following 2,315 middle-aged men over two decades found that those who used a sauna four to seven times a week (as opposed to just two to three times per week) experienced a smaller likelihood to die from sudden cardiac death or cardiovascular disease. Both groups were less likely to die from cardiovascular-related events compared to the group who didn’t go to the sauna at all. The exact mechanism behind this relationship between decreased cardio death and sauna use is unclear, but saunas may lower blood pressure and enhance heart function in addition to the aforementioned benefits.
If you have a cardiovascular condition or are pregnant, you should consult your doctor before using our sauna. If you have recently had a heart attack, you need to exercise caution. In addition, if you have low blood pressure, keep in mind that it can drop your blood pressure even further. If you have kidney disease or another condition placing you at higher risk for dehydration, you may want to abstain from sauna use.
You should take care to hydrate yourself before enjoying our sauna Oklahoma City. The body can lose up to a pint of sweat. Because it is physically taxing, you need to physically prepare for the experience to avoid dehydration. As such, don’t go to a strenuous workout the same day or right before your visit. If you’re sick, wait until you feel better before visiting our sauna. Abstain from alcohol consumption, which can increase your risk of sudden death.
You should prepare mentally for the heat, so you are ready to detect any signs that you should stop your visit (lightheadedness, headache, etc). We don’t recommend spending more than 20 minutes at a time in a sauna. Take breaks, especially if you’re a first-time user.
While in our sauna Oklahoma City, expect to experience a rapid increase in body and skin temperature. You may also notice an increase in heart rate as your heart works to keep cool, beating up to 100-150 beats per minute. Your blood vessels will dilate or widen to increase circulation. Relax and understand these symptoms are part of the infrared sauna experience. If at any point you do not feel well such that you’re experiencing dizziness or nausea, please step out and cease your visit. You should know your limit and ensure the infrared sauna is a productive experience for your wellbeing, not damaging to your health.
If you experience chronic fatigue, chronic pain or high levels of stress, sauna use may help you feel better. A sauna visit can be a real treat, not only in disrupting your daily routine but in helping your body function at its best.
Plenty of people have a lot to say about saunas. As a result, a lot of misinformation is out about the true benefits of a sauna. Here are two myths and the facts.
One is that sauna can help draw toxins out of the body. Unfortunately, no scientific evidence supports the statement that sweating can remove toxins and thus saunas (by inducing sweating) help detoxify. Organs such as the kidneys, liver and intestines help detoxify the body, not sweating.
Another myth is that saunas can help you lose weight. Unfortunately, any weight loss you lose through the sauna is water weight. If you replace your fluids after the sauna visit (which you should!), you will still have the same fats that constitute majority of weight in the first place.
Ready to relax and enjoy the warming benefits of a sauna Oklahoma City? Schedule your appointment today at Petras Massage Therapy in Oklahoma City, OK. You won’t regret it! We charge one dollar per minute of sauna time.