For thousands of years, humans have used sweat lodges to treat illness and provide mental clarity.
Today, this ancient practice is supported by hundreds of peer-reviewed studies that tout the benefits of sauna use.
Your body needs REST.
Elite athletes know that when the heat is on competitively, it’s time to crank up the sauna, too. Studies show that sauna use improves athletic recovery for strength and endurance training - but you don’t need to go pro to benefit from the muscle relaxing, stress melting REST experience.
In fact, even irregular sauna users report improved sleep after RESTing.
When you’re RESTing, your body is working to maintain homeostasis - a consistent internal body temperature. The improved blood flow that results from that effort can have impressive, long-lasting results.
For example, a 2017 Age & Ageing study discovered that regular sauna use substantially reduced the likelihood of developing dementia by a remarkable 66 percent. The gain was attributed, in part, to improved blood flow to the brain.
But there are a lot of other benefits to “getting that heart pumping,” too. An increase in libido, wrinkle and cellulite reduction, calorie burn and more are also common benefits to RESTing.
You’ll be surprised by how much is actually accomplished during your REST - even if you fall sound asleep during your sauna session. With consistent use, you can strengthen your heart, cardiovascular performance, lung function and even your immune system.
A recent study in the Journal of Human Kinetics showed that sauna users benefited from an immediate increase in white blood cell count - a marker used to measure immune strength.
Weight loss. Surprising reductions in acne breakouts. Smoother, softer skin. Peace and tranquility. A sense of vibrant health.
Whatever evolution you seek, transformations start when you REST.
Praying for a physical transformation - one that includes a long, healthy life? A Harvard Medical School report explains how frequent sauna use has been linked to a longer life, lower blood pressure and lower risk for fatal heart attacks.
And don’t discount sauna use for mental health, either. It’s a promising non-pharmaceutical treatment for major depressive disorder, according to the International Journal of Hyperthermia.