Saunas stimulate the body to release fat-soluble toxins, heavy metals, and other toxic chemicals in sweat via pores more effectively than any other form of heat therapy or exercise. Reports have shown that it can relieve the symptoms of drug-induced lupus. The list of chemicals claimed to be removed from the body includes: mercury, lead, copper, cadmium, manganese, sodium, chloride, arsenic, nickel, benzenes, street drugs, prescription drugs, anaesthetics, cholesterol, urea, nicotine, and sulfuric acid.
Continuous strain on the autonomic nervous system leads to a high level of stress, one of the elusive causes of many chronic diseases. Saunas help to eliminate or reduce the pain of arthritis, muscle spasms, shoulder pain, neck and back pain, sprains of any area, and reduce scar tissue and adhesions. Will rapidly increase the healing process in any non-acute injury.
Saunas open clogged pores allowing for removal of dirt, oil, and makeup. In addition, there are improvements in skin problems such as acne, rashes, burns, eczema and psoriasis. Scars, even keloids, may be gradually softened.
A typical sauna session will cause a brief 1 to 3 degree F increase in body temperature. Fever is the body's defence against bacteria, microbes and consequent infection. The production of white blood cells by the bone marrow and killer T cells by the thymus- results in boosting immunity, overall.