Our bodies may well have the means to deal with and get rid of toxins, but sometimes we want to help it a bit. The infrared sauna is a quick, useful way to detox, but how safe is it, especially since the sauna is used extensively in Europe. Is the infrared sauna trend actually safe? There are quite a number of celebrities who use infrared sauna and vouch for its safety, but do they know enough? The infrared rays penetrate your skin so that you start to sweat, and this is what releases toxins from the body. Instead of the air being heated like with a traditional sauna, your body temperature rises which is more comfortable, allowing you to stay in for at least 30 minutes if you like, 15 minutes longer than with a traditional sauna. Dermatologists tell us that this sauna actually has many health benefits and is perfectly safe to use, so that even doctors are recognizing its benefits. The only warning there is for these saunas is drink enough water!
Saunas have a history going back thousands of years and across different cultures. Nordic countries, in particular, have a well-established sauna tradition and indeed most family homes in this region have their own sauna! The word sauna is in fact derived from Finnish. In Central America sweat lodges are an ancient part of indigenous culture, while the Romans used a “caldarium”, similar to a sauna, in their public baths.
Architectural evidence of these has been found in the UK. However, relatively speaking, saunas in the UK as a commonplace activity are a recent phenomenon. Nowadays, we appreciate the profound sense of relaxation and wellbeing that comes with taking a sauna, not to mention the health benefits. Anyone visiting a high-end gym, hotel or spa expects a sauna as a matter of course. It is not surprising that more and more people are deciding to add a sauna to their home as a way to incorporate this healthy and pleasant activity into daily life, entertain guests and increase the value of their property.
The 10th anniversary of A5 Spas marks a decade of success for this family run company with outlets in London, Warwickshire, and Lincolnshire. A5 Spas offer the latest technology (including infrared and traditional varieties) at a reasonable cost. What’s more, they will work with you to fit the sauna into the smallest corner of your house! They are truly one of the best suppliers of home saunas in the UK.