As sauna becomes more and more popular, more and more sauna enthusiasts are recognizing that sauna is more than a hot room.
In addition to 10-15 minutes sitting on a bench in a 160 -200 degree f. sauna hot room, a sauna session is more “robust” when we:
- Toss water on the sauna stove rocks.
- Embrace Loyly (steam created by tossing water on sauna rocks).
- Become more familiar with our bodies and minds by recognizing that “the time to leave the hot room, is when the idea of jumping into an ice cold lake or rolling in the snow is about the best idea we’ve ever heard.” (Clintmeister)
- Leave the sauna hot room, and cold plunge, or cold shower, or roll in the fresh snow.
- Become even more familiar with our bodies and minds by recognizing that what we just did is not crazy, or some macho ploy, but that exposure to extreme hot or cold temperatures improves mitochondrial function that can serve as a catalyst to improve our health. (more here).
- Be one with our time outside, in nature, allowing our bodies to cool and equalize, as we recognize that our body core is still very warm, like a 180 lb cast iron radiator.
- Breathe in fresh air. Deep.
- Look around and marvel at Nature.
- Laugh with a friend, a kindred spirit, who is also very much on our wavelength.
- Relax, unhurried. No inkling to reach for our cell phones. Allowing the oneness, until our bodies are completely cooled.
- Go in the hot room, and do it all again.
As sauna becomes more and more popular, we like sharing with others how sauna is more than a hot room.
A stint in a health club sauna after a work out can present us a blooming flower of goodness, yet experiencing a complete sauna session gives us a full, flowering garden.
Dr. Rhonda Patrick and other health professionals have published papers detailing results of their studies on the benefits of sauna. We are excited to encourage expanding this kind of research via the utilization of kick ass authentic saunas, deployed in Nature, with cold plunge, such that participants in Sauna Studies will smile that much more broadly, benefit that much more deeply, and once measured, produce even higher positive results.
Sauna is more than a hot room.
Are you a health professional interested in sauna studies? Please message below, or contact me. I want to help you build and provide a platform for an even more “robust” sauna experience for your participants.