Wellbeing and Saunas

We have a beautiful glass fronted sauna at our wellbeing retreat deep in the stunning and tranquil Kent countryside. So you can relax in it, whilst overlooking the swimming pond, garden and views over our field. Followed by an invigorating dunk or swim (if you are braver)in the swimming pond.

Saunas should be part of your balanced wellbeing programme and are good for you all year round, some of the benefits include:

  • Stress relief & relaxation
  • Better sleep
  • Improved muscle function & recovery
  • Increased brain function
  • Reduction in blood pressure
  • Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Improved gut health & immune system
  • Improvement in inflammatory conditions

Saunas however do not help you lose weight, Women’s Health says:

“Saunas increase our internal temperature, and in order to prevent overheating, our bodies redistribute our blood towards our skin to promote sweating,” says Jeff Gladd, MD, an integrative medicine physician and the chief medical officer at Fullscript. The excess water stored in your body is then used to cool you down. But once you rehydrate, you’ll likely immediately gain the weight back. If you’re looking to lose weight and decrease excess fat, it’s best to stick to exercise and a balanced diet.

Another myth? The idea that you can detox from a night of drinking in a steam room. You can sweat off product on your skin, like sunscreen, but simply sweating won’t help your body process something you’ve ingested, like food or alcohol, says Dr. Millstine.”