Thursday, April 5, 2012

E is for Eucalyptus Sauna's

I have never been a fan of dry sauna's.So, when I joined a local health club and was introduced to the eucalyptus steam sauna I did not think this would be something of interest at all.

After I was told of the health benefits and how much people love it I thought I would give it a try. As soon as you open the door you are immediately hit with the very strong smell of eucalyptus, and steam so thick you can't see a thing.

Well, I went in anyways. Sat down, very close to the door mind you in case I needed to escape quickly and tried to breath! I looked around and wondered how can these people stand this"? They actually look comfortable, like they are enjoying this experience!OK, this still didn't seem fun or enjoyable. I think I lasted about 1 minute before be-lining to the door!

Not ready to give up yet, because I am trying new complimentary care in addition to my conventional care for cancer, I decided to google this topic. Well, what do you know, they were right there are health benefits that sounded good to  me. Such as;
~Cleansing, removing toxins and waste from your body. 
The heat helps the body to remove the build up of lactic acid which occurs during exercise.

~Respiratory system~ helps treat many respiratory conditions and can help open the nasal passages and reduce the effects of the common cold. 

~Stress Reduction; Eucalyptus steam sauna's are an excellent choice for unwinding and relaxing the body. Helping with muscle aches, fatigue, insomnia and headaches.

 Well, how could I not give it another go? After my swimming workouts I hit the sauna.  I began to last longer... 2 min and then 3 and now I am not sure how long I am in there but I can go in, lay my towels down, relax, breath, and actually enjoy the sauna!
I come out and feel so relaxed. I hope I am getting all the health benefits I am supposed to. It sure feels like I am. I now look forward to my eucalyptus sauna's every week!



Jonna said...

Cool! That sounds interesting! ; )

Jonna said...

That sounds interesting!! : )

Dawn53094 said...

Eucalyptus is wonderful. I use that essential oil in alot of my products.

Mabel said...

This sounds so relaxing! I love the smell of Eucalyptus and find it definitely takes the edge off. Thanks for sharing your blog with me. I really enjoy it. Happy Friday!

Tomara Armstrong said...

I like the smell of Eucalyptus, but I can imagine it being overpowering. I think you took the right steps... working up your tolerance level. I definitely need to check it out.


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