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The Neurology Behind Post Sauna Euphoria: Is Totonou a Real Thing?

The Totonou state is a Japanese expression that describes a very specific experience directly after a sauna that is closely related to states of euphoria, but with a slightly more subtle nuance. Totonou is a state of deep calm coupled with a clarity of mind. For anyone who has ever used a sauna and emerged… Read more

Infrared Sauna as a Therapy in the Treatment of Hashimoto’s Disease

The most common cause of an underactive thyroid gland is Hashimoto’s disease. This autoimmune disorder affects 2% of the American population, most of whom are women. In addition to the health concerns that Hashimoto’s disease presents, the very symptoms of this debilitating condition may present an array of challenges that are difficult for sufferers to… Read more

Why is the Temperature of an Infrared Sauna Lower Than a Traditional Sauna?

The wellness community and industry are reaching an all time high in popularity as an increasing number of individuals have decided to take full responsibility for their own health. As a result of the mainstream popularization of modalities that used to be relegated to the ranks of alternative medicine, many health claims are made by… Read more

Bone Density and Sauna Use: Bone Metabolism, Heat, and Longevity

Bone density and the health of bone tissue has wide reaching effects on overall well being as well as on longevity. It is easy to forget that bone is an ever changing, evolving, living tissue that is directly impacted by its environment. Furthermore, bone tissue is in constant relationship with other systems within the body:… Read more

Oral Hygiene and Sauna Use: Why Does Your Dentist Have a Sauna?

Oral health and hygiene is about much more than just brushing and flossing regularly. Your oral hygiene can affect the well being of the entire body and brain. Dentistry is evolving at a rapid pace as professionals are beginning to understand the wide range of affects that positive oral hygiene has on the whole body. … Read more

Can Saunas Help in the Treatment of Acne?

Acne is the most common skin condition affecting humans worldwide, and can be embarrassing at any age. Acne can sometimes limit social connectivity due to feelings of humiliation and shame, but worse than that, its causes may be indicative of more serious conditions. In short, no one wants to live with acne, and many individuals… Read more

Can Regular Use of Saunas Aid In The Long Term Health Of Firefighters?

Firefighters risk their lives to save the lives of many and, in doing so, this career brings many more health hazards than what is faced immediately on the job. Long Term health risks for firefighters are still being discovered and the outlook is not positive. From exposure to a litany of carcinogens, disrupted sleep cycles,… Read more

First Responders & Sauna Use: Can Regular Sauna Use Help Mitigate Off-Duty Health Hazards For Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers, Emergency Room Personnel and Paramedics?

The heroes of our society are our first responders to emergency situations: They save lives, while often disrupting their own, they witness horrific incidents, and are always only a short phone call away at any time or day. These heroes sacrifice a lot inorder to be at the beck and call of anyone who needs… Read more

Saunas and Massage: A Coupling of Two Healing Modalities

Both saunas and massage can be experiences that render an individual into states of sublime relaxation, and they are both wildly beneficial for health for a multitude of reasons. The unification of sauna and massage may have exponentially positive effects on human physiology. If you are a massage therapist and are considering bringing a sauna… Read more

Get Ahead of This Winter’s Common Cold Season: Can Sauna’s Help Prevent Respiratory Based Diseases?

As the days get shorter, the nights longer, and the temperatures begin to plummet, the inevitability of the cold season may seem hard to avoid. Pulmonary-based illnesses are ubiquitous through the winter months, and may even develop into more serious lung diseases such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and chronic pulmonary infections.  Based on several studies and… Read more