At Evolutions Day Spa in Santa Barbara, our locker rooms feature dry eucalyptus saunas for our guests to unwind prior to a treatment or to continue in their state of bliss after.
You may be surprised to hear that several recently published studies have shown that dry saunas have health benefits that go far beyond relaxation.
Here are the findings:
- “The more often the men went to the sauna, and the longer they stayed, the lower their risk for sudden cardiac death, fatal coronary heart disease and fatal cardiovascular disease over those 20 years.” – A Finnish study that looked at dry sauna bathing and middle-aged men over a 20 year period.
- “Regular sauna bathing is a simple, self-directed treatment that is effective for reducing headache pain intensity in chronic tension-type headaches (CTTH).” – Study by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
- Sauna-induced sweating detoxifies the body and raises the heart rate (like exercise, but in a more passive way). A study of 19 and 20 year olds who used saunas saw their body mass index (BMI) drop, with the overweight and obese participants losing the most. – Study published in Scientific World Journal.
Reap the benefits of a dry sauna in Santa Barbara at Evolutions. Use of the shower and sauna facilities is complementary with any 60 minute (or longer) day spa treatment.