I saw a sauna for the first time of my live as I was 9 years old. With my parents we went to Norway for vacation in Lillehammer. I remember the Sanitarium. It has a swimming pool, showers, a sauna and a hammam. At list this is what I could remember from back then.
Indeed, the sauna is a ritual originally welfare of Scandinavia. You will stay in a room heated to high temperature for a few moments and then out to enjoy the hot-cold alternation. The action of the heat and the cold makes this particularly healthy ritual for your skin but not only.
Upon entering a sauna, body faced a temperature around 80 ° C according to the type of sauna and the power of the used stove. The reaction of the cardiovascular system at this temperature is immediate:
The body secret endorphins that help to relax. After 10-15 minutes, you will have to leave the sauna to take a cold bath or shower. The action of cold tightens skin's pores and revitalizes the body. We then alternate up to three times the alternating hot and cold not forgetting to rehydrate between each passage to the sauna. Indeed, it is possible to lose up to one liter of water during a sauna session. Unlike the hammam, the heat of the sauna is dry and felt more intensely. I advise you to start the session of sauna on the banks of the lower to get used to the temperature.
Contrary to what you may think, regular practice of the sauna does not help to lose weight. This sensation is due to the strong body water loss caused by perspiration. Nevertheless, for all its benefits, sauna is ideal to support weight loss.