Since the skin is our largest origin, it plays an important role in eliminating undesirable toxins. When you add poor exercise and nutrition to the equation, the body is simply not capable of keeping up with the removal of these modern toxins. A sauna can increase circulation and oxygenate the skin, restoring its detoxifying properties.
In the heat of a sauna, the core body temperature begins to rise. The blood vessels dilate, causing increased blood flow. As heat from the blood moves towards the skin surfaces and the core body temperature rises, the body’s nervous system sends signals to stimulate the sweat glands and we begin a deep sweat, which can help release all of the toxins. Secondarily, the skin is cleansed and dead cells are replaced, keeping the skin in a good working condition.
For heavy lifters, the improvement in stress resilience is hand and hand with human performance. One of the largest benefits of using a sauna is heat acclimation. Using a sauna multiple times per week can help the body handle those heavy stressful, sweaty workouts.