HEALTH BENEFITS

The scientific benefits of hot water and sauna bathing include:

 

  • Elevating mood and diminishing feelings of depression and/or pessimism

  • Helps to reduce insomnia by instigating the production of melatonin

  • Relieves muscle pain and can help improve circulation 

  • Reduces blood pressure

  • Detoxifying

 

The scientific benefits of cold-water bathing include:

 

  • Increases alertness as our oxygen intake and heart rate increases due to shock of cold

  • Increases mental resilience

  • Improves blood circulation, and ultimately a healthy body

  • Stimulates the immune system

  • Reduces muscle inflammation

 

Extreme and rapid temperature changes:

 

One of the oldest and simplest ways of de-stressing and improving mood, self-confidence and physical health is exposing your body to extreme and rapid temperature changes. Nowadays it is call ‘contrasting’, but it is a thousand-year-old tradition in many Nordic cultures.

 

Getting hot in a sauna or a hot bath followed by quick immersion into cold water, repeated several times, releases endorphins (the happiness hormones). This is why you feel so great from doing so.  It is also a great ‘exercise’ for our skin, vessels and lymphatic system. In warm water they relax and become wider, and then the cold water causes contraction. This alternating between contraction and relaxation is effectively a ‘pump’ to help move the fluids efficiently throughout the body.

 

Reconnect and smile:

 

As well as the above benefits of bathing, at PAUS we encourage you to leave your mobile phones in the lockers, take a break from screens and connect with the environment around you. Make new friends, reconnect with loved ones, or simply take some quiet time out for yourself. Whichever path you choose, we guarantee that PAUS will always bring a smile to your face. 

Please contact us if you would like more details on any of the benefits above and we would be delighted to share our research findings with you.