I love a sauna after a workout and massage. The sauna promotes the flow of fluid within the fascia by opening up the tiny arteries-essential for the healing process-and it makes your tissue very supple. It enhances recuperation after a workout or stretch session and helps the body detoxify. Finally, because it’s dry heat (unlike a steam room), it exercises the sweat glands so they work more efficiently.
Make sure you drink at least a pint of water before getting into the sauna. If you’re not used to saunas, don’t’ stay in longer than eight minutes the first time, and work gradually up to twenty minutes. Caution: if you have a heart problem or high blood pressure, consult a doctor first to make sure the sauna is safe for you. Be aware, too, that saunas can exacerbate skin disorders.
After massage, workout and sauna we recommend you do the following;
- Drink plenty of water
- Avoid alcohol
- Eat only a light meal
- Keep warm