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Sauna Health Benefits
The sauna is an ancient practice that is featured in many diverse cultures around the globe. Traditionally, saunas and sweat lodges had religious or ceremonial value to most cultures they originated in. Today, we use continue to use saunas because of this residual cultural heritage, but also because they feel both relaxing and invigorating in all seasons. The physiological effects of the sauna are more than just an indulgence, however; to this day, medical researchers are continually discovering new health benefits that saunas can provide.
If there’s one thing that all saunas—wet or dry—have in common, it is that they cause you to sweat. In fact, in the extreme temperatures a sauna produces, your sweat glands can excrete a quart of sweat in just fifteen minutes—as much as the average person will sweat in an entire day! This achieves an intense cleansing effect, flushing many of the chemicals, toxins, and waste products suspended in your fat cells. Alcohol, nicotine, pesticides, preservatives, household cleaning supplies, and car exhaust are just some of the pollutants we draw into our systems everyday living in the city. Sweating it out in the sauna is a simple, luxurious way to cleanse yourself. (more…)
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I love coming here to relax. Come here, hit the wet or dry sauna, cold plunge, relax and have a nice lunch, and just hang out. I'd recommend the pierogi, and a beer. Then back to the saunas. I always leave feeling great.
Nice facilities, helpful staff, with surprisingly excellent food. I'd love to see less gentleman sausage constantly but that's tough to avoid in this type of place.
Easy to miss this place but it's legit. Dry sauna, steam sauna, and cold pool are the main attractions. Food is great here too.