Sauna Therapy: A Hot New Tool for Mental Wellness

Saunas Improve Mood and Reduce Depression

Sauna therapy releases feel-good hormones, reducing depression and improving mental well-being.


Reduce Anxiety and Stress

Saunas can reduce stress and anxiety by lowering cortisol levels, increasing relaxation, and reducing feelings of frustration.


Increase Beta-Endorphins, Relieve Pain and Help Treat Fibromyalgia

Sauna therapy can reduce pain in people with fibromyalgia by increasing endorphins, the body's natural painkillers.


Increase Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF)

BDNF is a brain protein that protects and grows brain cells. It can reduce anxiety and depression. Saunas can increase BDNF levels.


Increase Norepinephrine Levels and May Help Treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


Encourage the Growth of Myelin

Myelin is a fatty substance that insulates nerve cells and speeds up nerve signals. Saunas can increase prolactin, a hormone that promotes myelin production.


Reduce the Risk of Dementia

The researchers believe that sauna bathing may help to improve circulation and reduce inflammation, both of which are risk factors for dementia.


Reduce Psychological Symptoms of Anorexia

Sweating may help reduce hyperactivity, depression, and stress levels in people with anorexia.


Reduce Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a long-lasting, complex illness that affects many parts of the body.


Reduce Tension Headaches

Chronic tension-type headache is a frequent headache disorder that occurs more than 15 days per month. It can be very distressing and disabling.