Are Saunas Good Or Bad For Your Lungs?

Weight loss, improved sleep, reduction in pain and inflammation, clearer skin, muscle recovery…. There are so many benefits to using saunas but are saunas good for your lungs or are saunas bad for your lungs? Below, we provide information on using saunas and lung health. 

Found—Space has been supplying top quality saunas to Australians since 2008, making us Australia’s longest-running infrared sauna company. We are passionate about the health and wellbeing benefits that regular sauna use can bring to our clients’ lives. We provide ongoing support to help our clients achieve their health goals and overcome challenges through webinars and an online support group. We also tailor usage guidelines specific to you and what you want to achieve. If you’re considering using a sauna but want to know are saunas good for your lungs or are saunas bad for your lungs here is information and advice relevant to sauna use and lungs.

man relaxing in an infrared sauna

The Effects Of Sauna Use On Your Lungs

There have been several studies conducted that have found sauna use improves cardiovascular function, which can also improve symptoms related to lung conditions. Because infrared heat penetrates deep into the body this can also be more effective in achieving results than traditional saunas. 

Overall, studies do suggest that saunas may provide benefits to people with lung conditions such as COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) however we do recommend the following if you have a lung condition (or any health condition):

  • Speak to your doctor or health practitioner before using saunas to ensure it is safe for you to do so. Check to make sure it is safe to use a sauna with any medication you may be taking 
  • If you do decide to use a sauna start with shorter sessions and lower temperatures and build up from there
  • Ensure you stay hydrated - drink plenty of water before, during and after your sauna sessions 

Because infrared saunas heat the body at lower temperatures than traditional saunas many people find them more enjoyable and comfortable - especially when using to overcome health challenges.

Ready to Start Your Sauna Journey? 

When you contact us, we won’t just try to sell you a sauna. We’ll work with you to determine what model is best for you and provide guidance and support on how best to use your sauna safely to achieve your goals. 

Book your no-obligation discovery call with one of our friendly Sauna Specialists to learn more about your options.  

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