Getting rid of toxins from your system is imperative in immunity building.
A through cleansing is recommended by Sauna bathing, a form of a sweat bath, during which humidity and heat are regulated by throwing water onto a stack of heated rocks on a stove, or kiuas, with a ladle. A rich provable tradition, Sauna bathing follows some tried and tested practices. The rocks release hot steam, which undulates down onto the bathers’ skins, causing perspiration and a sensation of intense heat. The temperature while bathing is relatively high, typically 70–85°C.
There is scientific evidence of alternating between hot baths and cooling down. Bathers spend 5–15 minutes in the hot room and then move to either an indoor or outdoor cooling area. In the summer, this may include swimming, and in the winter, dipping into an ice hole or rolling in the snow. This ritualistic cycle is repeated for as many times as desired, from two or three times occasionally as many as ten. There are no strict rules that exist regarding the practice, instead its left to the discretion of the bathers who are sensitized to their own preferences when it comes to sauna bathing.
Ideally, the process pans out like this-
- Bathers sweat
- Wash up
- Rest for a moment -Cool down
- Cover up with clothes.
While cooling down, and sometimes even in the hot room, bathers drink plenty of fluids, as strong perspiration can easily interfere with the body’s fluid balance.
As mentioned above, the romance in the act of heating up the sauna, lighting a fire and gazing into it, and monitoring the rising heat are a delectable experience.
The tradition though originates from Finland and presently is widespread the core of sauna bathing, i.e. the alteration between sessions of hot baths and cooling down, has largely remained the same between different bathers across geographies