A dry sauna may seem less beneficial than a steam room. Some experts say that a steam room allows for a lot of bacteria to be around. When deciding which to have it boils down to personal preference. A dry sauna has several advantages.
- The biggest advantage of a dry sauna is that it can be set to an extremely high temperature. Since the humidity levels are so low in a dry sauna the temperatures can be above 70 degrees Celsius.
- With that amount of heat it allows for sweating and a fast heart rate. It is believed that this sends the body’s metabolism into overdrive causing detoxification and weight loss
- Also the heat allows for the expansion of blood vessels and rising of internal temperature
- A dry sauna can also be an infrared sauna. These saunas allow for less maintenance, less power, and heat faster.
Care should be taken with Dry Saunas
Some individuals that have physical problems may want to avoid a dry sauna. The intense heat can sometimes irritate the membranes of the nose and lungs. For any individuals that have these types of issues they should consult a doctor before using a dry sauna.