Things are hotting up in the world of sauna research.
Previously, anecdotal claims of possible benefits were rarely backed up by medical evidence.
But recent studies have shown that taking a regular sauna can be extremely good for your health – alleviating and preventing the risk of common acute and chronic conditions.
Sauna ‘bathing’ is a form of passive heat therapy which originates from Finland and is mostly associated with Nordic countries.
It is used mainly for pleasure and relaxation, and involves spending short periods of time (usually five to 20 minutes) in temperatures of 80°C to 100°C, interspersed with moments of cooling-off in a pool or shower.