We are just a thumb-tap into the new year, and every wellness guru is trying to pander to public tastes with health advice from god-knows-where. On the other side of the coin, people are genuinely actively seeking out ways to improve their lives. Amidst all this chaotic backdrop of self-care fads, however, is an unlikely candidate that's been steeping in the wellness cauldron for centuries now—the sauna. As Mike Wagner would put it, it's time to catapult this ancient wellness titan into the spotlight. And that’s what I am going to do for you for the next few minutes, if you’ll indulge me. So, why should you have a portable sauna in your home this year? I am glad you asked. Here’s why;
The Sauna Renaissance: A Timeless Tradition with Modern Flair
Saunas have been around since, well, forever. Originating in Finland [or so most credible literature suggests], these hot havens have evolved from humble log cabins to sleek, space-age sanctuaries like the one in the photo below. The appeal? A blend of heat, relaxation, and a hint of elegant tradition. The apex of society knows this, and more of them are buying these portable saunas for their villas and condominiums. According to a report by Research and Markets, the global sauna market is on a steady rise, reflecting a renewed interest in this age-old practice1. By the end of this year, you could be the only one among your peers to not own one. By the time you probably make up your mind to buy one, the prices will be too high for even a fat-cat to own one.
The Numbers Don’t Lie
Let's talk numbers because, hey, who doesn't love a good statistic? According to a study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal, regular sauna use is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality2. There’s more: according to a study published in 2015, regular sauna use was associated with a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, sudden cardiac death, and all-cause mortality. The study followed 2,315 Finnish men aged 42 to 60 for an average of 20.7 years and found that those who used a sauna 4 to 7 times per week had a 50% lower risk of fatal cardiovascular disease than those who used it once per week.
That's right—owning a sauna isn't just about breaking a sweat; it's about breaking up with almost all your health concerns. That’s the year you want to have this year.
Saunas and the Art of Unwinding
When life gets hectic and overwhelming, stress can feel like juggling flamingos while riding a unicycle on a rope made of spaghetti—awkward, overwhelming, and best avoided in public or anywhere else! It’s times like those when, alone in your apartment, pressed between a rock and a hard place, one wishes they had this sauna—a personal oasis of relaxation. And that’s not just something from a wellness honcho behind a laptop, no. A study in the Journal of Human Kinetics showed that sauna bathing can improve your mental well-being, lower your stress levels, and make you feel more calm and peaceful3. It's like a mini-getaway without the hassle of traveling, and it’s here!
Saunas and the Art of Cleansing
If you don’t own a sauna in your home, you might have taken in more trash in your body last year than you took out. My word!!! Wouldn’t you say that somehow contributed to how unpleasant the year turned out for you? You would? Great, then I can’t allow you to have another trashy year when there’s a portable and affordable sauna within reach. You know that sluggish feeling after one too many indulgences everyone gets? A portable sauna assists in such detoxification tangos. Sweating it out in the warmth of your sauna helps excrete toxins through your skin, something science knows all too well. A review in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health confirms that sauna bathing can indeed contribute to the elimination of various harmful substances4.
You must be thinking, “Which psychopath networks from a sauna?” Well, who said socializing had to involve elaborate dinner parties or awkward networking events? Saunas are where conversations flow as freely as the sweat itself. Where matters of national importance are discussed, you know, like “How do we take down Osama?” Where lifelong friendships are forged. It’s where your HR manager and the boss meet to determine your usefulness before they fire you with all contempt [unless, of course, you’re there with them, in which case you’d be BFFs]. In countries like Finland, saunas are communal spaces for friends, families, and even business meetings. It's the ultimate icebreaker—or, as the smarts have it, the steam roller?
Imagine being in this cozy sauna with your better half. The bond. The feels. The health benefits!
Sauna Symbiosis with Modern Living
Beyond the health perks and statistics, let's talk about the everyday magic that owning this sauna can bring into your life. In a world that moves at the speed of light, finding a slice of serenity is like discovering a treasure chest. Since no year has ever promised smooth sailing, your sauna becomes that secret chamber where time slows down and the hectic pace of life takes a back seat.
If you have a beach-front condo, though, with a great view of the ocean and enough zeroes on your bank account, ignore this point; it's as trivial as teaching a goldfish to juggle—amusing to contemplate but probably an insignificant pursuit, and I apologize for even suggesting it to you.
If you don’t, however, this point can’t be stressed enough. You can’t solve life’s challenges if you can't think clearly. You can’t think clearly if you don’t have your secret place of peace. See how this simple purchase is going to spark a chain of events that are going to transform your life?
The Luxury of Convenience
Imagine this: You walk into your home, kick off your shoes, and within minutes, you're basking in the warmth of your personal sauna sanctuary. You don’t need to book appointments or shuffle your schedule; your sauna is at your beck and call. Living like a millionaire on a budget. It's the luxury of a spa day, every day, without the hassle.
That sounds like a wonderful dream, but it can also be a reality. There are many options for personal saunas that you can use at home, whether you prefer infrared, steam, or outdoor saunas. You can find portable saunas that are easy to set up and store, or more permanent ones that can fit in your backyard or basement, here.
It's not just about the immediate warmth; it's about the afterglow that accompanies a sauna session. That post-sauna glow isn't just a myth; it's the result of increased blood circulation, relaxed muscles, and a drop of that elusive thing called tranquility. “You don’t know my skin, man. I’ve tried everything, but nothing seems to work.” Look, I get it, and I am not saying this is your turning point. All I’m saying is, what if it is? Look at all the people who frequent saunas. Look at their glow. Coincidence? Yeah, maybe. It’s a coincidence that all those thousands of people who access saunas more than five times a week have nice skin. That’s a totally rational thought process. Let’s move on.
Customize Your Sauna Experience
One size fits all? You don’t want that with saunas. Unless, of course, you have an exceptional fetish for strangers’ sweat flow and a cocktail of alien body odor, then by all means, have at it. “Well, our community sauna is a space with less odor.” That’s nice, Jim. With a portable sauna in your possession, you now have options. Whether you prefer the traditional wood-fired sauna or the modern heatwave version, there's a sauna out there tailored to your preferences. Want to sweat it out solo or make it a social affair? The choice is yours. With customizable options, owning a sauna is like having a tailor-made relaxation suit—it fits you perfectly, like a glove.
If you’re like everyone at Deep Dive Wellness, concerned about the environmental footprint? Our saunas play nice with the planet. With advancements in technology, our modern saunas are designed to be energy-efficient, ensuring you can enjoy the warmth and reap wholesome benefits guilt-free. It's the perfect blend of self-care and Earth-care.
Get The Darn Sauna—You Deserve It
In a world that often feels like a non-stop race and a year filled with resolutions and aspirations, perhaps it's time to add a touch of steam to the mix. Owning a sauna is your invitation to hit the pause button. It's not just an appliance; it's a lifestyle choice. A commitment to your well-being, a fusion of tradition and modernity, and a space where stress melts away like snow on a sauna stove. Sweat smart, live smart, and let the warmth of your sauna be the cozy corner where you unwind, rejuvenate, and simply revel in the joy of self-care.
Any investment in your wellbeing is a wise investment. Get your portable sauna here