The heat of a sauna room raises your skin temperature to 104 degrees F
and your internal temperature to 100.4 degrees F, causing your heart
rate to speed up and your blood vessels to dilate.
The primary benefit of a sauna room is its ability to relax and
de-stress you. The increased heat soothes sore and tense muscles all
over your body, giving you a refreshed feeling once your session is
The increased blood flow also helps bring more oxygen to those sore and
tense areas. Using a sauna after exercise will also help your body relax
while keeping your heart rate up.
The most noticeable effect of a sauna room is that it makes you sweat.
The process of sweating cleanses your skin, but also cleanses toxins
from food and drink out of your body.
While in a sauna room, your heart rate will increase and your blood
vessels will dilate. This allows your body to pump more blood throughout
your body without significantly raising your blood pressure; the effect
is similar to that of a brisk walk. While this is no replacement for
exercise, it is a great way to boost blood flow, especially to the
extremities and upper skin layers, where blood circulation is usually