sauna

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The 'baking' of a person in a hot steamy room to stimulate diaphoresis, circulation, immunity, nervous system, skin, etc.
Contraindications Cardiovascular disease, children
Complications Collapse, death

sauna

(so′nă) [Finnish]
An enclosure in which a person is exposed to moderate to very high temperatures and often high humidity, produced by water poured on heated stones. A stay in the sauna may be followed by a cool bath or shower. Sauna water is not sterile and may contain harmful microorganisms, including yeasts and molds. Even though the sauna has no proven benefits in preventing illnesses or promoting fitness, the regimen does help to promote relaxation, relieve aches and pains, and loosen stiff joints.

CAUTION!

Saunas are not advised for those with fever, those who are dehydrated, or those who are unable to sweat. Those who have recently used alcohol or have participated in strenuous exercise should not use a sauna. If soft tissue has been traumatized in the past 24 to 48 hr, the sauna should not be used. Prolonged exposure to the sauna may be dangerous due to induced hyperthermia, dehydration, and renal failure.
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Therefore, the aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between BMI (independent variable) and BML induced by thermal stress in a dry sauna (dependent variable) in young sedentary women and men.
Options include the 240[degrees] dry sauna, 87[degrees] saltwater pool, and nap rooms upstairs.
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The firm will spend EUR 850,000 in the renovation and development of the club, with features including fitness and cardio rooms having next generation equipment, a new aerobic studio, a cycling studio with 42 new bikes, a functional training area, and dry sauna.
The hotel's recreational facilities include a fitness lounge with cardio and weight training, dry sauna and steam rooms.
Elegant stacked stone columns, marble flooring, luxurious finishes continue throughout the 8,981 square-foot home with downstairs and upstairs master suites possessing the most exceptional features including dual fireplaces, rich marble finishes, wet and dry sauna. Elegant French doors open to the resort-style backyard that features an inviting pool and spa, multiple outdoor seating areas including a separate gazebo with a built-in BBQ grill and a dining area with a bar, putting green, koi pond, waterfall and gas fire pit.
The apartment has three EcoSmart Clean Burning Fireplaces, an open gourmet kitchen, custom closets, a fish tank wall, and a marble-encased Color, Steam & Aromatherapy Shower, a Finlandia Dry Sauna, and a Kholer Tea for Two Whirlpool Bathtub.
But the dynamic view from the dry sauna of the master suite is what really makes this a truly impressive home.
Olive Park offers a spa, including dry sauna, Jacuzzi, fitness center and yoga studio, and outdoors will be a 3.000 s/f meditation garden and reflecting pool, common outdoor roof sundeck, rooftop cabanas.
Costa Rica's Blue River Resort & Hot Springs can hold up to 5 people in these rooms (extra charge if over 9 years) which feature free admission to the pools, botanical gardens, butterfly garden, a mud bath, a natural sauna, a dry sauna, the gym, and full daily breakfasts.
A staircase leads to the master bedroom, featuring a full bath with a sunken tub and dry sauna, and wooden decks extend from each bedroom.
Its 24-story commercial base is separated from the 47-story residential section by two floors housing both mechanical equipment for the commercial base and a fully-equipped residential health club with 50-foot swimming pool, dry sauna and steam room and several recreational/-meeting rooms with wet bar.