THE USE OF AROMA IN THE SAUNA.
Aromatherapy has been known since ancient times. Our distant ancestors, the ancient Slavs, have long resorted to the gifts of nature. They believed that plants had a healing power: as soon as they approached a green friend, its life-giving power passed into a person.
In the modern world, with a frenzied pace of life, aromatherapy helps to restore strength after a hard day or charge it in the morning. It is enough to add a few drops of essential oil to the bathroom when you come home from work and lie down for 15-20 minutes, and you immediately feel the weakness and fatigue go away, and they are replaced by calm and relaxation. For this procedure, tangerine or eucalyptus oil is perfect.
Aromatherapy is used as one of the ways to treat colds, especially in winter. A fairly effective method is to visit a sauna with aromomasols: extract of eucalyptus, mint, lemon, sandalwood, fir, bergamot, grapefruit, pine, lime, tea tree, cypress tree, etc.
In addition to the warming effect, the oils also have an inhalation effect, along the way the nasopharynx is cleared, the bronchi expand, which improves breathing and oxygen consumption.
Use of sauna and aroma:
The high temperature in the sauna causes a kind of “artificial heat”, and our immune system responds to this heat (the body begins to actively produce white blood cells).
The sauna also contributes to the production of interferon. Interferon is an antiviral protein that reduces the risk of cancer.
The sauna accelerates chemical processes in the body, thereby clearing our skin of toxins. In addition, the sauna opens the pores on the skin, and with the sweat all the accumulated dirt comes out.
In the sauna, the capillaries expand, the process of blood flow to our skin accelerates, and there is an increase in the volume of capillaries, which, according to some doctors, adherents of alternative medicine, allows you to keep blood pressure normal.
While taking a sauna, our skin temperature increases by about 10 degrees Celsius, and our body temperature increases by 3 degrees Celsius. “Artificial heat” kills harmful bacteria and viruses and strengthens our immune system.
In addition, the sauna helps to remove lactic acid from the body, which is formed during physical activity. Therefore, after physical exercises, a sauna is simply necessary.