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                                Detoxification:  Saunas stimulate the body to release fat-soluble toxins,   Cardiovascular Conditioning: The human body will naturally try and cool
                                heavy metals, and other toxic chemicals in sweat via pores more effectively   itself as temperature increases. It does this by diverting blood from the
                                than any other form of heat therapy or exercise. Reports have shown that it   internal organs to the extremities and skin by vasodilation. This increases
                                can relieve the symptoms of drug-induced lupus. The list  of chemicals   heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate.
                                claimed to be removed from the body includes: mercury, lead, copper,     Cellulite:  Cellulite is a gel-like substance made up of fat, water and
                                cadmium, manganese, sodium, chloride, arsenic, nickel, benzenes, street   wastes, which are trapped in pockets below the skin. Profuse sweating is
                                drugs, prescription drugs, anaesthetics, cholesterol, urea, nicotine, sulfuric   purported to clear this form of unwanted debris. A sauna is effective in
                                acid.                                                                    cellulite removal when used in conjunction within a program that includes
                                Immune System Enhancement: A typical sauna session will cause a brief    diet and massage.
                                1 to 3 degree F increase in body temperature. Fever is the body's defence   Pain Relief and Control: Saunas help to eliminate or reduce the pain of
                                against bacteria, microbes and consequent infection. The production of   arthritis, muscle spasms, shoulder pain, neck and back pain, sprains of any
                                white blood cells by the bone marrow and killer T cells by the thymus results   area, and reduce scar tissue and adhesions. They rapidly increase the
                                in boosting immunity, overall.                                           healing process in any non-acute injury.
                                Stress: Continuous strain on the autonomic nervous system leads to a high   Skin Cleaning and Rejuvenation: Saunas open clogged pores allowing
                                level of stress, one of the elusive causes of many chronic diseases.     for removal of dirt, oil, and makeup. In addition, there are improvements in
                                Weight Control: A 15 minute sauna session is as effective for weight loss as   skin problems such as acne, rashes, burns, eczema and psoriasis. Scars,
                                rowing or jogging for 30 minutes. The improved blood flow to organs and   even keloids, may be gradually softened.
                                endocrine glands speeds up the metabolic process, increasing caloric burn.
                                Because fat becomes water soluble at 110 degrees F, subcutaneous fat can
                                be released along with the sweat and toxins.

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