Staying Well – #feelhealth at The Sweat Shack

February 6, 2020

There is a lot going on right now with worries surrounding illness and exposure.  Even when we try our best to eat right, exercise and take care of our bodies our efforts will not always be enough.  The use of traditional saunas and infrared heat therapy cabins offer a second line of defense in optimizing our body’s immune system and assisting in strengthening its ability to battle illness.


Many – if not most – of us do not actively sweat on a daily basis. Deep sweating, however, has multiple proven health benefits. Benefits derived from a deep sweat can be achieved via regular sauna and infrared heat cabin use.  As the core body temperature begins to rise, the blood vessels dilate, causing increased blood flow. As heat from the blood begins to move toward the skin’s surface, the body’s nervous system then sends signals to the millions of sweat glands that cover the human body. As the sweat glands become stimulated, they produce sweat. Sweat production is primarily designed to cool the body, and is composed of 99% water. However, deep sweating in a sauna or heat cabin can help reduce levels of lead, copper, zinc, nickel, mercury and other chemicals absorbed from our environment that weaken the immune system. Doctors across the world have noted that heat therapy through the use of traditional sauna or infrared heat cabins are one of the best ways to detoxify the body.

Strengthen the Immune System and Ease Symptoms of Illness:

Medical research studies in Germany have shown that the use of saunas significantly reduces incidences of the cold and influenza among participants. The reason is that as the body is exposed to the heat of a sauna and steam (in the case of traditional saunas like our Kuuma Experience), it produces white blood cells more rapidly, which in turn helps to fight illnesses and kill viruses. In addition, saunas can relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of sinus congestion from colds or allergies – especially when used with steam. Our eucalyptus sauna scent is the perfect addition to your Löyly water and helps to clear unwanted congestion.

Stress Relief:

All of us manage daily stressors but when illness looms or sets in completely our body’s stress increases exponentially and our strength to manage it decreases.  Regular sauna use offers the body a way to destress.  At The Sweat Shack our saunas and heat cabins are free from distractions and offer a private space where our guests can unplug and unwind from the outside world. Additionally the heat therapy from our Kuuma and Urban Sweat Heat Cabins relaxes the body’s muscles, improves circulation and stimulates the release of endorphins.

We want YOU to #feelhealth TODAY!