Embracing the Heat: The Benefits of Our New Barrel Sauna at R1SE Yoga

sauna Dec 14, 2023
By Chris Downham

Hello, R1SE community and fellow wellness seekers! It's Chris here, and I'm thrilled to share with you an exciting new addition to our R1SE Yoga family – our panoramic dome barrel sauna. Having tried it myself about five times since its arrival, I can personally vouch for the amazing experience it offers.

A Unique Sauna Experience

Imagine this: a panoramic view of the ice baths, steam rising around you as water hisses on volcanic coals. Our new barrel sauna isn't just about sweating it out; it's a communal space where conversation flows as freely as the steam, connecting us in our wellness journeys.

The Transformative Health Benefits of Regular Sauna Use

Incorporating sauna sessions into your wellness routine can offer remarkable health benefits, many of which are backed by scientific research. Here's a deeper look into how regular sauna use can enhance your health and well-being:

1. Cardiovascular Health:

  • Comparison to Cardio Exercise: Studies have shown that regular sauna use can have similar benefits to moderate physical exercise. For instance, a study published in 'JAMA Internal Medicine' found that men who used a sauna 4-7 times a week had a 50% lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those who used it once a week. This is akin to the heart health benefits you might expect from regular moderate-intensity cardiovascular workouts.
  • Improved Circulation: The heat from the sauna causes blood vessels to dilate, improving circulation and lowering blood pressure. This effect can be especially beneficial for those who may not be able to perform high-impact exercises.

2. Muscle Recovery and Pain Relief:

  • Enhanced Recovery: Athletes often use saunas to speed up recovery post-exercise. The heat helps in relaxing muscles and alleviating tension, reducing soreness and fatigue.
  • Chronic Pain Reduction: Regular sauna use has been linked to reduced pain and improved mobility in individuals with conditions like arthritis, according to a study in the 'Annals of Clinical Research'.

3. Mental Health and Stress Reduction:

  • Mental Health Benefits: The relaxation and warmth of a sauna can lower cortisol levels (the body's stress hormone), promoting mental well-being. The calming environment can reduce anxiety and enhance mood, similar to the effects of a mindful meditation session.
  • Better Sleep: Many sauna users report improved sleep patterns, likely due to the relaxation and temperature drop post-sauna, mirroring the natural decrease in body temperature as we prepare to sleep.

4. Detoxification and Immune System Boosting:

  • Detox Through Sweating: While the body naturally detoxifies through various processes, sweating in a sauna can help eliminate toxins through the skin. This process is comparable to the detoxification that occurs during intense physical exercise.
  • Strengthened Immune System: Regular sauna use can increase the production of white blood cells, which play a key role in fighting infections, similar to the immune-boosting effects observed in regular physical activity.

5. Skin Health:

  • Improved Skin Tone and Elasticity: The increased blood flow during sauna sessions can improve skin health, leading to clearer, more elastic skin. This effect is akin to the skin benefits observed after a brisk workout, where increased circulation contributes to a healthy glow.

6. Longevity and Overall Health:

  • Increased Longevity: A study in the 'Journal of the American Medical Association' found that frequent sauna use was associated with a reduced risk of fatal cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality. This suggests that incorporating sauna into your lifestyle could have long-term health benefits, similar to maintaining a regular exercise regime.

Completing the Wellness Triad

I've been integrating the sauna experience with my regular hot yoga sessions and the invigorating ice baths. This combination – the wellness triad of yoga, cold therapy, and heat relaxation – has been nothing short of transformative. The contrast of the hot sauna and the cold plunge leaves me feeling rejuvenated, both physically and mentally.

Booking Your Experience

Ready to try this for yourself? It's easy to book a session through the R1SE app or via our website https://www.r1se.co.uk/ice-baths. Whether you're a seasoned member or a newcomer to our community, the sauna experience is waiting for you. Remember, it's just £15 for a single session, including both the ice bath and sauna!  You can also use class packs or memberships to gain even better prices. https://www.r1se.co.uk/Pricing 

Introductory Offer

And for those of you who are local and considering a membership, we have an enticing introductory offer: 4 sessions for just £19, usable for our Fire & Ice Sessions. It's an opportunity not to be missed! 

Join the Conversation

One of my favourite parts of using the sauna has been the conversations inside. Hearing how R1SE is positively impacting lives is incredibly rewarding. I invite you to join us, share your stories, and be part of this growing community of wellness enthusiasts.

Ready to R1se?

So, are you ready to embrace the heat? Click here to book your session and join us at R1SE Yoga for an experience that goes beyond just a workout. It's a journey towards a healthier, happier you.

See you in the sauna!

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