As well as offering the perfect place to relax, saunas also offer a number of fantastic health benefits. We’re going to look at some of these key benefits and why you should include a visit to a sauna on your next day off.
Saunas are a great place to relax, and in today’s busy life finding time out to relax has been more important. The warm temperature and the quiet environment make it an ideal place to unwind from daily stresses and just lose yourself in your own thoughts. Depending where you go, some saunas can also be quite social so if you want to relax with others you’ll find yourself in the right hands.
Making sauna visits a regular addition to your routine can significantly improve the condition and appearance of your skin. Because the heat of the sauna encourages better blood flow, it causes your skin to sweat more and purge muck and grime that’s managed to bury itself in your skin leaving your skin free of impurities.
If you regularly suffer from aches and pains around the body, the sauna could become your next best friend. Whether these complaints are from sitting or standing around at work all day, or from going too hard in the gym, the heat of the sauna will help to soothe tired muscles and joints and act as a temporary pain reliever. As mentioned the heat improves blood flow, and this in turn will enable oxygen and nutrients to be delivered much more efficiently around the body, giving it a chance to recover quicker from any injuries or pains. This can also lead to a strengthened immune system, making you less susceptible to illness.
When used properly saunas can be a great addition to your routine, however due to the high temperatures it’s important to take precautions when using them. Be sure to stay constantly hydrated to prevent feelings of dizziness and dehydration. It’s also important to only use a sauna if you feel physically able to – if you do suffer with any medical conditions it’s worth checking with a doctor before using a sauna.
At The Stable, we offer male visitors access to a state-of-the-art sauna right in the centre of London just a few minutes away from Soho’s gay village and Covent Garden. We’ve created a welcoming environment for gay and bisexual visitors to relax and unwind with others. If you’d like to visit The Stable, be sure to check out our rates and times page for the most up to date information and our special offers page for exclusive discounts.