It’s becoming common knowledge that using a sauna or steam room on a regular basis is a benefit to your immune system, quality of health, and life. The many benefits range from relaxation and anti-aging to pain management, weight loss, and cleansing. If you are looking for new ways to look and be healthier, adding sauna treatments to your health routine at home is a great way to start.
At EuroSpa, we specialize in supporting the immune system and total body health with the use of Eucalyptus oils and Menthol crystals. It’s easy to add these powerful agents to your natural health routine.
Make the most of your sauna experience with these benefits
Heat has an analgesic, or pain relieving, effect due to its ability to create more effective blood flow. Painful conditions caused by inflammation such as arthritis and fibromyalgia can be temporarily managed through heat treatments like those found in both saunas and steam rooms. Massaging essential oils, such as peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary or even wintergreen, in small amounts and diluted with coconut oil, on to the muscles before and after entering the heat will further your results even more. For managing pain, saunas may be preferable for people who are negatively affected by humidity as are some sufferers of acute rheumatoid arthritis.
Due to the increased circulation of the blood, the contraction and detoxification of the pores, and the activation of collagen and elastin, saunas are great for restoring a youthful glow to the skin. You will love the way your skin regains that rosy hue and hydrated glow.
One health advantage that can only be provided through the heat of saunas is the expectorant effect, when adding a Menthol-Infused Eucalyptus Oil to the mix, such as eucalyptus oil. These oils thin and open the mucous membranes in your body, including in your sinuses, throat and lungs. If you suffer chronic congestion or sinus infections, using Eucalyptus, peppermint and rosemary, can help loosen and clear the mucous from your nose, chest and throat.
Mind and Body Relaxation
We lead stressful lives, so the emotional and physical relaxation that stems from sauna use is irreplaceable, providing a calmer response in your mind and body when dealing with everyday stress. Both wet and dry heat simulate sedative effects that generate feelings of calmness and relaxation, and some people who suffer emotional or mood disorder may find relief with regular trips to saunas or even steam rooms.
To increase the above benefits, add menthol crystals or eucalyptus.
Just sprinkle a very small amount on your carpet or add to your oil on a burner or warmer. Always start with less than you think you’ll need. It doesn’t take much to infuse the entire room or sauna with the uplifting scent of menthol. You can also melt the crystals into a mineral oil to use as a bath salt. Or allow the oil to cool and apply as a paste for sore muscles. When you use menthol crystals, you should start with just 1/4 teaspoon or even a single medium-sized crystal. It’s better to use too little than too much.
This one is so simple, you can even use it in the shower. Just turn on the water and let it get hot before stepping in. Now spray a few shots of 100% pure Eucalyptus oil right into the steam. For the sauna, simply spray 2 or 3 sprays into the air or onto the rocks, and enjoy. The result is an explosion of invigoration that permeates the shower area and instantly energizes and relaxes your whole body. Breathe the powerful aroma into your lungs and feel it go to work cleaning and providing antibacterial action into your entire respiratory system.
So next time you go to the spa or sauna, bring some goodies with you that will make your experience truly excellent.
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