Scandinavians have known it for years – a sauna is a wonderful way to relax while reducing anxiety and stress. But the benefits go much further than simply relaxing. Other advantages include muscle relaxation, detoxification and a healthy glowing skin.
Saunas have been used for centuries as cleansing rituals all over the world. This simple technique of sitting in a hot room heated to around 180 or more degrees, also provides a great opportunity to indulge in positive thoughts and escape from the stresses of everyday life.
Sauna heat can release heavy metals and other poisons from the body that are then eliminated through the skin’s pores. Exposure to heat also creates an artificial ‘fever’ state. As fever stimulates the body’s natural immune system response, it seems plausible that your body will produce greater numbers of disease-fighting blood cells and antibodies to help eliminate viruses and other pathogens.
The herbal steam sauna is one of Golden Rock’s most relaxing treatments and includes a selection of very powerful herbs and essential oils native to Bali and the regions of Indonesia. All of these will help you relax. It’s a great way of ending the day that can be shared by everyone at the retreat.