Article It’s Summertime! It’s a Sauna Out There! By Probuilt Staff May 09, 2023

When you think of a sauna, your thoughts probably turn to cold, winter weather and darker days typically associated with the winter months. However, you can enjoy using a sauna even during the summer months. The health benefits are still the same. So, why not take advantage of a sauna and treat your body well this summer? Even when it is summer, a sauna can still help improve your cardiovascular health, help you burn calories, facilitate respiratory function, ease muscle tension, and help you simply relax and unwind.

Probuilt Pool & Patio, the Midwest’s largest inground fiberglass pool builder, offers a wide selection of saunas. We work with only the best suppliers so we can deliver the best products to your home. Take a peek at our portfolio here to find one that suits your lifestyle and budget. Then, read on about the amazing benefits of using a sauna….even in the heat of the summer!

Top Benefits of Using a Sauna, No Matter the Season

Heat Acclimation

If you spend about 20 minutes in a 195-degree sauna and then cool down in your pool or cold shower, the 90-degree days are not going to seem as stifling to you. Plus, a sauna is a terrific way to enjoy the heat without being on the receiving end of the damaging rays of the sun.

Mood Booster

Just like a mini workout, time spent in a sauna has the same effect on your mood. With endorphins released, you will enjoy a burst or energy. Also, at the end of the day, you will feel more relaxed and fall asleep faster.

Athletic Training

Are you a sports enthusiast? Are you planning to run a 5k or even a marathon this summer? A sauna can be your fitness assistant. By using a sauna, your body can more readily adapt to higher heat. This will allow you to acclimate faster to for a race day that might be hot and humid. Plus, the increased heat promotes the production of more red blood cells. This translates to more energy. You will not only cross the finish lane faster, but you will also recover more quickly.

Promotes detoxification

During the summer, we tend to sweat more due to the hot weather. However, sweating alone isn't enough to rid your body of toxins. Saunas can help promote detoxification by increasing your body's core temperature, which can cause you to sweat more profusely. Sweating in a sauna can help flush out toxins from your body and improve your overall health.

Relieves stress

The summer season can be stressful for many people. Between planning vacations, attending social events, and trying to enjoy the outdoors, it can be overwhelming. Saunas can help alleviate stress by promoting relaxation and reducing tension in your muscles. Sitting in a sauna can help you unwind and de-stress, which can be incredibly beneficial during the summer months.

Boosts the immune system

Using a sauna regularly can help boost your immune system, which is particularly important during the summer months when many people are exposed to more germs and illnesses. Saunas can help increase the production of white blood cells in your body, which can help fight off infections and keep you healthy.

Improves cardiovascular health

Using a sauna can also have numerous benefits for your cardiovascular health. Sitting in a sauna can help lower your blood pressure and improve circulation, which can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Regular use of a sauna can also help improve the elasticity of your blood vessels, which can further reduce the risk of heart disease.

Enhances skin health

The summer sun can be tough on your skin, but using a sauna can help improve skin health. Saunas can help promote blood flow to your skin, which can increase the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to your cells. This can help improve the overall health and appearance of your skin, leaving it looking and feeling rejuvenated.

Using a sauna in the summer can have numerous benefits for your physical and mental health. From promoting detoxification and relieving stress to boosting your immune system and improving cardiovascular health, saunas can be an excellent addition to your summer wellness routine. Therefore, the next time you're looking for a way to unwind and improve your health during the summer season, consider adding a sauna session to your routine. Contact us today to get started on your health and wellness journey with a sauna from Probuilt Pool & Patio.