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Is It Worth Installing a Steam Sauna in the Summer?

June 18, 2021

With the winter long gone, people may think now is not a good time to have a steam sauna installed. That being said, Nordic people enjoy saunas all year round, dispelling the misconception that saunas are only beneficial during the coldest months of the year. Indeed, saunas provide benefits regardless of the weather outside.


Here are the benefits of steam saunas in the summer:


The basic benefits of steam saunas remain the same no matter the weather outside. These well-known benefits include:

  • Strengthening the circulatory system
  • Enhancing skin oxygenation
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Eliminating toxins
  • Relaxing muscles
  • Promoting healing
  • Helping with sleep


On top of that, there are benefits specifically associated with the summertime. You may think that because it is already hot outside, that you will not want to experience heat in an indoor sauna setting. However, saunas are actually good for you particularly if you are not used to heat. Sauna heat can train our bodies to better withstand summer heat. If you find the summers unbearable and uncomfortable, it is actually worth setting the temperatures lower in your sauna and slowly increasing it to the recommended levels to help your body with thermoregulation. Do this enough times and you’ll soon find the summers to be a breeze.


With that said, it is understandable that modifications should be made to your steam sauna usage to accommodate the weather outside, just for that added comfort.


Here is some useful advice on how to use a steam sauna during the hotter months:


  • Stay in the sauna for a shorter amount of time.
  • Use a fresh or sharp fragrance with hints of citrus to promote better breathing.
  • Wear a bonnet to protect your head from the heat.
  • Drink lots of water—before AND after you session!


With these useful tips, you should be able to comfortably use your sauna throughout the year. If you are thinking of installing a sauna, call on reliable electrical professionals such as A.S. Electrical to help you.