1 June 2012
Using a sauna causes the body temperature to rise. The metabolic rate is also slightly increased. The blood pressure drops by between 10 and 15 percent, causing the pulse rate to quicken to compensate.
A session in a sauna increases blood and lymphatic circulation. A hyperaemia (reddening ) is produced, leading to increased nourishment and a healthy pink glow.
Sauna stimulates sudoriferous (sweat) glands. Pores are opened and sweating occurs, removing waste products and generally cleansing the body. There is also a slight increase in the activity of the sebaceous glands.
Using a sauna aids mental and physical relaxation. The heat has a very soothing effect on the nerve endings, and the muscles are warmed and relaxed. A sauna promotes a feeling of invigoration and refreshment - 'wellbeing'
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