1. Happy Hormones Unleashed: Saunas aren't just about feeling warm and fuzzy; they're about bathing in happiness. Scientifically speaking, time spent in a sauna triggers a release of endorphins - those enchanting "feel-good" hormones that elevate your mood. Mikkelsen et al. (2017) found that indulging in a sauna session is your direct ticket to feeling happier, diminishing symptoms of stress and anxiety.
2. Heat Therapy is your Stress-relief Buddy: Picture stress as a pesky opponent, and heat therapy is your trusty sidekick. According to research published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Teixeira et al., 2015), saunas help to ease cortisol (the stress hormone), allowing you to feel more calm and content.
3. Improved Sleep Quality: Quality sleep is closely linked to overall happiness and stress resilience. Saunas, as reported by Leppäluoto et al. (2015), can positively influence sleep patterns, contributing to better sleep quality. As we all know, a good night's sleep is definitely a membership to the Happiness Club and a cornerstone for emotional well-being and stress management.
4. Enhanced Relaxation Response: Sauna time is relaxation time. Sauna bathing induces a deep state of relaxation, promoting the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system. This relaxation response is crucial for reducing stress and promoting a calm, content state of mind. The Journal of Human Kinetics (Hannuksela and Ellahham, 2001) underscores the importance of the parasympathetic response in mitigating stress.
Saunas aren't just warm rooms with hot rocks! the scientific benefits of sauna bathing extend beyond physical relaxation to encompass mental well-being. By promoting the release of endorphins, reducing stress hormones, improving sleep quality, and enhancing the relaxation response, saunas offer a comprehensive approach to cultivating happiness and resilience in the face of life's challenges. So, the next time you step into a sauna, know that you're not just pampering yourself; you're scientifically boosting your happiness and reducing stress.
We would like to acknowledge the Ktunaxa People, whose unceded ancestral Lands we reside and work within. We deeply value the opportunity to learn, share and grow within ʔamakʔis Ktunaxa. Further, we acknowledge, support and will continue to work towards our own responsibility and collective accountability regarding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
Kamu Sauna Experiences are LGBTQ2+ friendly and inclusive.