5 Ways Saunas Improve Your Mental Health
Finding an effective way to relax can be challenging. It doesn’t matter if you’re an athlete or a parent always on the go, we all need self-care in our lives to help us recharge! This is why getting a home sauna could be one of the best investments you make.
Here at The Muskoka Sauna Company, we strive to give people the ability to make healthy living more convenient and accessible.
In this blog, we will list the top 5 benefits of owning your personal sauna:
1) Saunas foster relaxation without distraction.
We live in a digital world where everything is available from the comfort of our own pockets. Constantly being bombarded by emails, text messages, calls and social media, time inside a personal sauna can be time just for YOU. This is sacred time - it’s an opportunity to foster a better relationship with yourself and your overall health and well-being. Mental health is not a destination, but a process - and studies show that regular sauna use to shut off from the rest of the world can be a part of that journey to help you build the foundation for good health and a happy life.
2) Saunas are the perfect way to create memories with loved ones.
Our close relationships dictate the quality of your life, so it’s safe to say our loved ones and the memories we create with them are truly special. But so often, we allow our relationships to fall short due to other responsibilities in life. However, the truth is, there is nothing more valuable than time spent with the people you love and by owning your own personal sauna, you have a way to spend quality time with friends and family; something you’ll cherish for the rest of your life.
3) Saunas provide natural pain relief.
The research is clear - the heat from being in a sauna increases mobility, stabilisation and encourages healthy joints and bones. Our physical health is directly tied to our mental health. By utilising a home sauna to help your body recover from both physical and emotional stress, your body will be able to tackle any and all of life’s challenges! Chronic pain is no fun, but having a natural, non-invasive method to relieve yourself of your discomfort is perhaps one of the greatest investments you can make for yourself.
4) Saunas improve your sleep.
Getting good quality sleep plays a pivotal role in your mental health. Research shows sleep problems are particularly common in patients with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Home saunas provide the ultimate relaxation experience when used at night to relax into a well-crafted bedtime routine. They’re the perfect way to sit back, reflect on the day and enjoy a well-deserved rejuvenated sleep; all from the comfort of your very own home.
5) Saunas enhance brain function and healthy hormones.
Regular use of a sauna decreases the stress hormone of cortisol that rises whenever we feel overwhelmed by life. By giving yourself the space and time to breathe while inside one of our beautiful home saunas, you encourage more presence, enjoyment and fulfilment in your day-to-day life - a gift that so many of us don’t let ourselves have. One study suggested that if you can even grow new brain cells so you can build a healthier, happier life for yourself, and for your family!
To conclude, there is nothing more important than your physical and mental health - but it all starts with a healthy lifestyle and a fresh new perspective on your life. We hope our saunas not only provide you with a wonderful relaxing experience, but can be a pivotal part of creating the healthy life you deserve! Because, afterall, it’s your health that is the real wealth in life, when it’s all set and done.