There are few things that can relax the body and put the mind at ease as effectively as heat therapy, which has been around for thousands of years. The most effective treatment of heat therapy is delivered by steam saunas, whose origins can be traced back to Finland and Greece. Ancient Greeks enjoyed the relaxing effects of heat therapy in specifically designed hot tubs, while the Fins loved to sweat and bathe in smoke saunas that were heated by wood, usually burned in a stove with a chimney. The sauna is still a major part of Finish culture and the fact that there are about 1.5 million saunas in Finland is enough proof that in this Nordic country there is a strong sauna tradition.
The traditional Finish sauna is an enclosed room heated up to provide deep relaxation and detoxification of the body. However, with the growing popularity of heat therapy worldwide, the traditional sauna design has evolved throughout the years and today you can find anything from Far-infrared models, to sauna blankets in spas and resorts.
The main problem with saunas in health spas and resorts though, is the fact that they’re used by so many people that even when cleaned thoroughly, bacteria may still thrive inside them. Therefore, they’re not the cleanest environments to be in. The good news is that you can still reap the benefits of heat therapy thanks to the practical Fir portable sauna, designed to deliver a relaxing sauna experience in the comfort of your home. Let’s take a look at some of the main home sauna blanket benefits and how heat therapy can improve your overall well-being.
A private sauna experience
At a spa centre you have to share the sauna with strangers which can be pretty uncomfortable, considering the fact that you’ll be basically without any clothes on you. In a home sauna however, you can relax completely, with no strangers disturbing your relaxation mode. Due to their compact and practical design, home saunas are easy to install and you can use them anywhere in the house. They come with a control box that allows you to easily adjust the temperature and other settings according to your specific needs.
With regular sweating to youthful and glowing skin
The Fir portable sauna makes use of infrared technology to deeply penetrate the skin, making you sweat and helping the body quickly flush out the harmful toxins. The infrared rays penetrate into the cells and stimulate collagen production, thus giving your skin a youthful and glowing appearance. They can also activate fat cells and reduce cellulite.
Heat therapy for enhanced blood circulation and pain relief
The sauna blanket benefits go beyond relaxation and stress relief. Heat therapy can also enhance blood circulation, relax sore muscles and alleviate back pain and neck stiffness. When you sweat in a sauna, your blood vessels dilate, boosting blood circulation which is essential for soothing aches in the muscles, joints, back and neck.