Hanson HotSpring® Spas, Colorado Springs

Frequently Ask Sauna Questions

Yes, a 20-year study conducted on more that 2,300 participants at the University of Finland by Dr. Jari Laukkanen and his colleagues revealed regular sauna use (4-7 times per week) at 176 degrees F for 19 minutes significantly lowered the risk for both Alzheimer’s & Dementia.

The heat from the sauna stimulates the release of endorphins.  Endorphins are the body’s all-natural “feelgood” chemical, and their release provides a truly wonderful “after sauna glow.”

Heat-stimulated endorphins can have a tranquilizing effect, minimizing muscle pain and soreness.  Heat also increases blood flow, speeding up the body’s natural healing process.

Deep sweating in a sauna can help reduce levels of lead, copper, zinc, nickel, mercury and chemical-toxin commonly absorbed just from interacting with our daily environments.  When the body sweats, skin is cleansed and dead skin cells are replaced – keeping your skin in a good working condition.

Research shows the slow, waning effect of declining endorphins after a sauna can help you get to sleep faster and stay asleep longer.

Yes.  All electronic devices, including infrared saunas, naturally produce EMR and EF radiation.  Though not harmful in low doses, Finnleo has spent the last several years developing a new and breakthrough technology that nearly eliminates the radiation while still maintaining the positive effects of infrared sauna.  This technology is call Pure Infra™ (multiple patents) and this new technology is exclusive to Finnleo.  It is the only infrared sauna technology that exceeds the tough Swedish radiation standards.

Yes, there are many other health benefits of consistent sauna sessions such as improvements in headache disorders, relief of pain and symptoms associated with musculoskeletal disorders like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, positive pressure modulation, and improving lung function by improving vital capacity and volume.