The intent of this post is to give you an edited one stop shop to some of the better links on the web that discusses the health benefits of a sauna.
I started grooving on this Doctorline.com site , but it’s super long and involved. One initial dispute: It’s important to not just sweat for 15 minutes, then shower off and say you’ve taken a sauna. To me, a sauna is an event that culminates after 3 rounds of: heat, shower (or lake), cool down, repeat. Doing just one sauna round is like going to a hockey game and staying for just one period. Anyhow, there is so much information here! Don’t click on it if you only have 2 minutes.
Better yet go to the Wikipedia site on saunas and scroll down 3/4 of the way to the section on benefits. this site is a great starting point, and you can link further by diving into a particular ailment you have a question on. As you check out websites that sell saunas, the Finnleo site has a nice clean Letterman style top 10 list. (I especially like #6: recreational and social benefits in keeping with my overall theme of saunas help enhance one’s lifestyle and appreciation of such albums as King Tubby: Dub From the Roots).