Unlikely Renovations: 4 Things a Sauna Add-On Could Bring to Your Lifestyle
Out of all the renovations you could perform on your home, you probably never thought of getting a sauna, did you? While it might seem strange to you, Finland is crazy about saunas and a large portion of apartment buildings and homes even come with them built-in. For the Finnish, saunas are an important part of life and its embedded into their culture much like fast food is for Americans and tea-drinking is for the British.
But why? What makes the sauna such an important part of Finnish culture and what benefits does it give? In this article, we’ll be exploring four ways that a sauna renovation could change your lifestyle for the better and put you one step closer to having the perfect home.
- Deeply Cleanse Your Skin
If you’re obsessed with looking your best, then a sauna can bring many beauty benefits that will have you ordering a renovation straight away. Heat bathing is one of the most traditional forms of skin cleansing. When your body sweats, you flush out the toxins in your body and dead skin cells are pushed away to make way for new ones. In short, saunas can help you keep your skin in fantastic condition by rinsing out all of the bad bacteria on the top layer of your skin. This will make it shine, look fantastic and feel smooth.
- Relieve Stress With a Sauna
Bathing in a sauna comes with many stress relief properties. It’s one of the most common reasons that the Finnish use saunas—to combat the stress of a hard day at work. Taking saunas on a regular basis can help to reduce the stress we experience in life and it gives you something great to look forward to after a long day at work.
- Social and Recreational Benefits
If you get a sauna, then you’re not going to keep it a secret for long. Your friends will want to come try it, your family will want to get in and they’ll all share the benefits of having a sauna with you. This makes it fantastic for group activities and it’s also a great thing to talk about when trying to break the ice with someone. However, you might find that traditional saunas are a bother to install and you may not have the space. To remedy this, look into getting an infrared sauna instead. These come with the same benefits as a traditional sauna and are actually cheaper to run than a traditional sauna.
- Assist Your Weight Loss
When shopping for a sauna, you’re going to hear some ridiculous claims about how saunas can help you lose weight by sitting in them for a few minutes each day. While these claims aren’t exactly false, they’re grossly exaggerated. Saunas can assist with weight loss in several ways. First, the sweating can help you burn a few extra calories, but only as an end to your existing workouts. The heat can help us soothe our bodies after an intense workout session, which makes it an excellent accompaniment to your existing workout routine.