Dry sauna, also known as Finnish sauna, is a form of steam bath that involves exposure to hot, dry air in an indoor environment.
High temperature: In a dry sauna, the temperature is typically maintained between 70°C and 100°C, which can create an intense feeling of heat.
Low humidity: The humidity in a dry sauna is significantly lower than in a steam sauna, ranging from 10% to 20%. This makes the environment dry and pleasant for most people.
Limited time: Dry sauna sessions are usually limited to about 30 minutes to avoid overheating the body.
Relaxation and stress reduction: The experience of sitting in a dry sauna can help relax the body and mind, reducing stress levels and improving overall well-being.
Detoxify: Increased perspiration during a dry sauna session can help to remove toxins from the body through the skin.
Improved blood circulation: The high heat in the sauna can dilate blood vessels and improve circulation, which can contribute to better tissue oxygenation and faster recovery after physical exertion.
Improving skin health: The natural exfoliation of the skin due to sweat in the sauna can contribute to cleaner and brighter skin.
Improve respiratory health: Inhaling warm, dry air can help open the airways and can be beneficial for people with respiratory conditions such as sinusitis or asthma.
Boosting metabolism: Regular sauna sessions can temporarily increase your metabolic rate, which can help you burn calories and maintain or lose weight.
Improved sleep: Sauna-induced relaxation can contribute to a more restful and deeper sleep for many people.
It is important to note that not everyone tolerates the intense heat of dry saunas equally well, and there may be contraindications or risks for some people, such as those with heart or circulation problems.
It is always recommended to consult a doctor before starting any regular dry sauna program to ensure it is safe and suitable for your individual health.
Also, make sure you drink enough water to compensate for fluid loss through sweating during a sauna session.