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Saunas are amazing after a long workout, long day or just for some well-deserved relaxation. The heat turns up and the tension seems to just melt away. We feel our mind and body relax and fade into a soothing therapeutic state. Saunas, like hot tubs and swim spas, also have amazing health benefits in addition to being a great way to unwind.

What is a sauna, and can I have one in my home?

A sauna is a dedicated room for relaxation by using dry heat. It induces relaxation by increasing circulation and opening up airways. Having a sauna in the privacy of your own home is not only possible, it’s safe and quite the luxury! An in-home sauna can be placed indoors or outdoors depending on where you live, taking the year-round weather into consideration.

Saunas are great for cardiovascular health, they promote circulation similar to how exercising would, however they should not take the place of regular exercise. Similar to the health benefits of an in-home swim spa, a sauna makes a great addition to your at home spa life. Some studies suggest that people who use a sauna are less likely to die from a cardiovascular disease. Saunas are also linked with lower blood pressure.

Because circulation is enhanced while using a sauna, it also helps reduce pain throughout the body- muscle soreness, aiding joint movement, and eases pains associated with arthritis and fibromyalgia. And because saunas decrease inflammation levels -they can also help reduce chronic pain such as headaches.

Saunas also help with skin problems. Sauna’s help detox the body of impurities which can help with acne. Some people who have psoriasis also find that symptoms decrease as it dries the skin during use.

Symptoms related to asthma may also reduce while using a sauna. It encourages open airways and may loosen phlegm. It’s also a good idea to get to the sauna during the winter to help prevent getting a cold or pneumonia.

There are so many benefits of taking a visit to a sauna regularly and being able to do it in your own home is invaluable. However, it’s good to only indulge in a sauna for about 20 minutes at a time and after a visit make sure to drink plenty of water. Enjoy the many health benefits a sauna has to offer and reinvigorate your life.

Paradise Spas and Outdoor Living can help you reap the health benefits and relaxation of an in-home sauna. We carry premium in-home saunas, hot tubs, swim spas and more! If you already own a hot tub or swim spa a sauna is a fantastic addition and you are well on your way to living the spa life every day. With many options for you to choose from, you can create your own “spa” at home that will meet all your needs and desires. Our product specialists are happy to help you select and install the perfect sauna, hot tub or swim spa in the privacy and beauty of your own home. Start living the dream and jump into the steam! Visit or call our Austin area Spa Retail Superstore at 512-994-6226 to learn more