Monthly Archives: February 2015
- February 27, 2015
If an off the shelf solution will suffice then you’re all set but what if you require something more original? Bespoke saunas can be expensive but if you possess the skills to build a sauna yourself it can be a more cost effect and rewarding solution.
If you’re quite handy when it comes to DIY then you might find you already have the skill set needed. Building a sauna or converting a room into one might seem like a daunting experience but it’s easier than you think.
To assist those interested in such a project we’re putting together a guide that will be released on a monthly basis and cover all aspects from the planning to the finished product.
This specific guide will focus on the construction of a traditional sauna rather than one of the infrared saunas. While it is p
- February 24, 2015
Research from the University of Eastern Finland has indicated that men who regulary use a sauna, particulary those who are middle-aged have a 50% lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease as those who do not. This was shown to be the case in men who only had a single sauna session a week.
Regular daily sessions appear to lower the risk of death by any cause by as much as 40%. The longer the amount of time spent in the sauna was shown to enhance health benefits with more than 20% offering the most protection.
The research followed 2,315 men aged 42 to 60 from eastern Finland over approximately 21 years and compared the death rates between those individuals who visited a sauna once a week and those with more frequent use.
During the follow-up period the researchers recorded 190 sudden cardiac deaths, 281 fatal cases of coronary heart disease, 407 deaths from cardiovascular disease and 929 deaths from ‘all causes’.
The risk of
- February 09, 2015
Saunas have long been in place in luxury hotels, health spas and, of course, the homes of the wealthy. This is because of their perceived health benefits and the way they can help people with muscular problems or injuries to relax.
Home saunas are now more common and accessible than they have been in the past few decades and there are now three main kinds. The traditional sauna is an annexed off area made usually of wood which has a heater fuelled by electricity, gas, wood or even, in some cases, hot rocks. These traditional saunas are relaxing and can produce different kinds of heat, depending on the fuel used but are quite high-maintenance and costly to run. This is the iconic kind of sauna that most people think of when they are mentioned.
An infrared sauna can come in two forms. A far-infrared sauna utilises ceramic or metal in order to produce the required heat. This is done by the absorption of the heat produced through infrared energy. Lastly there is the infrared lamp