More than 2,000 years ago, Parmenides said, "Give me a chance to create fever, and I will cure any disease." Artificially induced fever has proven to be beneficial to the bod. An excellent way to overheat the body is by sweating it out in the sauna. If you're very active, this therapeutic modality will do wonders for you.
When you overheat the body, you burn more calories and speed up the metabolic processes of vital organs. As well, the heart pumps harder, which produces a drop in diastolic blood pressure. An increase in body temperature also increases the number of leukocytes in the blood, boosting the immune system, which helps fight infections. Also, elevated body temperature causes the body to kill dangerous viruses and bacteria.
Sweat from elevated temperature causes the body to excrete toxins such as cadmium, lead, zinc, nickel, sodium, sulfuric acid and cholesterol. And the heat stimulates vasodilation of peripheral blood vessels, which helps relieve pain and speed the healing of muscle pain, sprains, strains, bursitis and peripheral vascular disease.
One of the most inviting benefits of the sauna, however, is that it promotes relaxation. Not only is it a great way to help your body heal, it relieve stress.
Whether you're active or not, we suggest you try the sauna for the benefits it offers your body. Be sure to drink plenty of water and don't stay in longer than 20 minutes. We're certain your body will feel much better. ©