The benefits of thermotherapy
A passive exercise with active benefits
How did we discover thermotherapy? When did we discover its many virtues? Even after 2,000 years, it remains a mystery. But what is not a mystery are its many physical and psychological benefits, benefits that are both immediate and long-lasting.
Deep cleaning of the body
During intense physical exercise, the body cools itself so efficiently that internal body temperature rises very little. In a sauna, however, the body’s cooling mechanisms are countered by a constant influx of heat, so that body temperature can increase by about 1°C in less than 15 minutes. The “wastes” expelled when the body sweats come not only from the body’s skin but from the metabolism of all its organs. Such perspiration therefore performs a very deep cleaning of the body.
Stimulation of the immune system
In a sauna, the body’s internal temperature rises by 1°C, and skin temperature rises by 10°C. In these “slight fever” conditions, the body reacts by boosting the immune system. Regular practisers of thermotherapy often experience increased resistance to seasonal bugs and viruses.
Improved sports performance
Many elite athletes use thermotherapy to recover from injury and to improve endurance. Regular use of a sauna increases vascular and lung capacity, especially by increasing the number of red blood cells, which carry oxygen in the blood.
Improved physical and mental health
Because thermotherapy accelerates the healing and recovery process, some physicians recommend it to patients who have had accidents or who experience chronic pain, rheumatism, or arthritis. According to some, thermotherapy is also an effective ally in treating light depression, loss of appetite, and anorexia nervosa.
And many others:
- Natural pain and stress relief
- Reduces insomnia
- Better breathing (Slower and deeper)
- Toning and firming the skin
- Better assimilation and digestion of food
- Remineralization of the body
- Arthritis and muscle pain relief
- Elimination of toxins
- Improved memory
So a visit to Nordik Spa-Nature will contribute to your well-being not only during your time with us, but also in the days that follow...