Why should you use the Sauna at your Luxury Ski Chalet?

Not that you need an excuse to jump into the Sauna at your Luxury Amazon Creek Chalet. Especially after full day of alpine activity. But just in case you do we've got the top 17 reasons to take sauna right here!

We found this great blog post by B2B Cabins and just had to share it with you. Each of our Luxury Chamonix Chalets has its very own private sauna and now you have 17 more reasons why you should definitely indulge!

The sauna was developed in Finland back in 1112, and initially, they were just holes cut into the ground and filled with animal skins (don't worry you won't find this type of Sauna at Amazon Creek. Sauna's these days are rooms or small buildings that are designed for one to experience dry or wet heat sessions. They are known to have many health benefits, which is why they have revolutionized over the centuries. Let’s take a closer look at these amazing health benefits. 

1. Enhanced Physical Performance

Something that we could all use to improve our Alpine exploring. If you didn't manage to fit in your Ski Fit regime before you arrive at least there is something you can do to help your physical ability on the hill. The use of a sauna can help adjust the body to high temperatures, which will improve the body’s capabilities in cooling itself down. This hyperthermic taming will improve the body’s ability to perform in higher temperatures. Regularly using a sauna will increase the body’s blood cell count, which improves oxygen levels in the body, improving performance during exercise and especially helping at altitude. 

2. Body Detox

Saunas are known to help push toxins out of the body. The heat that the body is exposed to produces sweat, which forces toxins out through the skin. Elements eliminated from the use of a sauna include heavy metals and toxic chemicals such as BPAIt has been scientifically proven that regular visits to the Finnish bath, subject to the rules and recommendations, normalizes metabolism, which is important for the elimination of toxins. Of course, in order to get a more powerful effect, you need to adhere to a healthy lifestyle in the broadest sense.  After all, stress, poor nutrition, and a sedentary lifestyle can easily nullify the result of even the most useful practices. 

So a sauna is the perfect accompaniment to an Amazon Creek Retreat, combining yoga, fitness, and alpine adventure with rest and relaxation for the ultimate positive affect on your mind, body and soul!

3. Longer Life 

Who doesn't want to live longer and have more time to enjoy the finer things in life. Regular use of a sauna is scientifically proven to raise the life expectancy of a person. Spending quality time in it reduces the chances of heart-related disease. It also boosts one’s immune system, lowering the chance of catching any diseases. Regular use of it not only has an effect similar to sports training but also a positive long-term effect, for example, on the cardiovascular system. These effects may increase the lifespan of an individual.

4. Anxiety and Depression Relief 

Spending substantial time in a sauna lowers levels of cortisol, thus reducing stress. It also prompts the body to create beta-endorphins, which lead to a state of euphoria. Saunas are great helpers in combating stress and depression and without any side effects! A big part of the Amazon Creek ethos is vibrancy and vitality, incorporating these factors in our vacation to not only provide unforgettable experience but experience that leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. 

5. Improves Brain Performance 

Amazon Creek has been providing tailor made corporate retreats since 2007. A big part of a successful retreat, be it work based, activity based or a combination of the two is having enough time to decompress, especially after an intense day in and out of seminars. When in a sauna, the body’s norepinephrine levels significantly improve. The norepinephrine hormone improves the attention span and increases one’s focus. The heat stress that the body experiences during a sauna also increases new brain cell production (neurogenesis), which will improve the ability to learn. Regular sauna visits reduce the level of cortisol, the main stress hormone in the human body. And intense sweating allows you to fully relax, which reduces feelings of frustration and anxiety. Besides, being in one stimulates the production of BDNF protein. It is a naturally occurring protein that reduces the risk of mental illness and improves brain function. It does this by protecting, repairing and growing new brain cells.

6. Pain Relief

Sometimes it's only when we stop or slow down that we realise our daily pains and niggles are probably worse than we want to admit. Saunas are extremely good at helping to relieve pain. The heat produced by the sauna will increase the release of many anti-inflammatory hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. Your body will also release endorphins (natural pain relievers) when exposed to heat therapy. 

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