Sauna: Stress doesn’t stand a chance here!

A visit to the sauna cabin means wellness and relaxation for most people. But a visit to the sauna cabin is particularly suitable for switching off and relieving stress - you can find out how this works in the following guide.
How sauna can help against stress

An effective remedy for physical and mental stress

By now, it is sufficiently known that our internal states also influence the external ones. Of course, such a mechanism works the other way around as well. When we feel stressed and listen to ourselves, we quickly realize that our body is tense. Especially emotional stress often makes us sleep badly – we feel tense and tired. A helpful approach to solving this problem is to relieve stress by visiting the sauna.

The intense cold and heat stimuli triggered by a visit to the sauna, followed by cooling down, stimulate our blood circulation. The body is “massaged” from the inside out, so to speak, because the heat in the sauna cabin dilates the vessels, which are contracted again by the sudden cold. Tense muscles can be “reminded” in this way that they can also relax. As a result, our body gradually loosens up and stress is permanently reduced.

Why a natural stress reduction is so important for our body

A visit to the sauna is just one of many examples of how physical and mental tension can be released. In the worst case, a vicious circle can develop between inner and outer tension. If we are constantly tense on the inside, the body also remains tense, which has an effect on our nervous system in particular. Our psyche also suffers – this can become a real problem in the long term and significantly reduce our performance in everyday life.

Painful tension can be relieved by sauna heat

The heat in a sauna cabin relaxes our muscles in the long term. It can also often relieve painful back problems somewhat. The subsequent cold stimulus, which can take the form of an immersion bath or a cold shower, then briefly tenses our muscles again. In this way we relax immediately, because only gradually built-up tension can be maintained.


So, if you visit the sauna at regular intervals, you can reduce your muscle tension in the long term and contribute to an active reduction of stress hormones in the body. Last but not least, this relaxation also has a positive effect on our sleep patterns: Most people sleep particularly well after an extensive sauna session. This is because the rapid alternation between heat and cold stresses our bodies, costs us energy and makes us feel tired afterward – the best prerequisite for slumbering away in a relaxed state.


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