As I have mentioned in a previous blog one effective way of detoxing your body is through the usage of a sauna. Typically there are a couple of different types of saunas that are used when it comes to detoxifying. The hot stone sauna that you can pour water on is the one that I particularly enjoy and get more usage out of period however a new emerging technology call infrared offers a deep core warming effect.
The advantage that I find with a hot stone sauna is you’re able to pour water on the rocks and get a lot of steam from that. What that does for me is it allows my sinuses to clear. My wife uses essential oils and has taught me to use the essential oils in the water that I pour upon the rocks.
The advantage of that is very unique depending on the oils you use you can get a different outcome. These essential oils can be used for different purposes things like relaxation things like detoxifying and opening up the sinus cavities.
If I decide to use the sauna in the evening hours I would use a simple oil like lavender for relaxation purposes.
However if I’m struggling with a sinus problem I would use something called steam. This particular oil opens up all the sinus cavities and allows your head to properly train the fluid that is building up.
By properly detoxifying yourself you will avoid sickness and stay healthier. I have experienced the advantages of detoxifying through a sauna for now over 5 years.
If you decide to use a sauna to detoxify your body it’s important that you do drink more water ahead of time and of course drink more water after sitting in the sauna. Another little trick that’s important to remember when you’re sitting in a sauna is eating a banana afterwards can be very helpful with potassium replacement. When I first started sitting in a sauna I wasn’t drinking enough water and I wasn’t replacing the potassium that I was losing. At night I would often get home relax and get cramps in my legs. It was the lack of potassium in my body that was causing me to cramp. Simply eating a banana afterwards gave me the potassium I needed and replenished my body enough that I never suffered from cramps after again. So make sure that if you choose to use a sauna to detox have a banana waiting for you shortly after.