Sauna – Recovery for an Active Lifestyle

Finnleo Sauna


for an active lifestyle

The Best Recovery Tool You’re Not Using

The sauna can be an incredible tool to help take your training to the next level.

Sweating It Out on a Rest Day

How Infrared Saunas Can Be a Great Self-Care Tool

Increased Blood Flow

Muscle Recovery


Benefits of Sauna After a Workout

How to Use a Sauna After a Workout to Boost Performance

After a workout, you’ll definitely feel some soreness in the muscles you’ve worked on. During exercise, the muscles are stressed more than usual, causing micro-tears to form. These tears cause inflammation and can lead to muscle soreness, stiffness, cramping, and pain. Then your body will heal those tears to make your muscles stronger. Using a sauna enhances muscle recovery by increasing blood circulation and transporting oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-poor muscles. The heat also allows the muscles to relax better, thus reducing muscle tension.

Sweating during exercise helps cool down but also helps eliminate toxins from the body. You can extend the benefits of sweating after a workout by sweating in the sauna. This removes harmful elements such as toxic metals, alcohol, nicotine, etc. By ridding your body of these toxins, you are more likely to feel better after training. Make sure you stay hydrated at all times, as you will lose more fluids in the sauna than in the steam room.

For many people, losing weight is an important goal when planning an exercise program. Fortunately, there are many sauna weight loss studies that show a correlation between sauna use and weight loss. Sauna helps strengthen the cardiovascular system, immune system, and lymphatic system to help detoxify the body. Additionally, infrared heat may slightly increase the production of human growth hormone (HGH) and decrease cortisol levels to promote greater weight loss. Overall, sitting in a sauna can help improve muscle recovery, improve health, and reduce body fat, which is helpful on your weight loss journey.

My Home Sauna is Not Only Good for my Body but for my Mind

"I own a restaurant and talk a lot to my customers. I'm always promoting things I believe in. I can't think of anything I would have done differently. My Finnleo sauna is incredible and I am glad I made the decision to have a Custom Cut unit installed."

Susie Mahler, owner of Café Max in Northern Indiana

Gold Medal Olympian, Gwen Jorgensen

Uses Her Sauna for Health, Workout Recovery and Family Time

  • I’ve been using a sauna as part of heat training for three years now. I saw not only health, but also performance benefits from sauna training. When Covid-19 hit, all the gyms closed and I was without a sauna. I never thought an at-home sauna was an option until my father-in-law installed a Finnleo sauna in his home. I immediately started researching how we could get a sauna too so that I could continue to train at the highest level in preparation for the Olympic Trials in June of 2021.
  • I use my sauna daily, for 20 minutes at a temperature above 160 degrees Fahrenheit. It helps increase my red blood cells, improves my sleep and health, and is a great way to relax after a tough session. I find that the sauna relaxes my muscles after a tough workout and if I sauna post workout, I’m not as sore the following days. Since adding a sauna at home, I’ve realized what a blessing the sauna is for my family. At nighttime, my husband, son, and I enjoy device-free quality time in the sauna (at a lower temperature that my son can withstand). It is some of the most intimate moments with my family and I can’t imagine life without my sauna and family time.

I love the Euro Patio sauna. It has the SaunaLogic2 control which allows me to turn on the heater before a run so that when I return home it’s on, hot and ready. Safety is the most important feature of my Himalaya heater as we have a three year old son. I love how Finnleo has created a sleek, comfortable sauna that is also safe to use.

  • Life these days can be hectic and uncertain, but I can always rely on my Finnleo sauna. I love being able to go in the sauna and disconnect from the world. It’s a great way to relax and recharge.

My favorite sauna sessions are when my husband and or son are able to join me. We talk, listen, and enjoy each others’ company. When I am in the sauna alone I either sit and visualize my race tactics, I read, or I completely shut off my mind.

  • My sponsor, Skratch Labs, is owned by Dr Allen Lim. Allen started telling me about the benefits of heat training and I was immediately hooked. Dr Lim explained how the science works and although I can’t regurgitate with accuracy the how’s and why’s of sauna science, I fully believe in the research after hearing Dr Lim.

When I train super hard, my sleep is often impacted negatively, however, taking a sauna seems to help boost my sleep. I feel more energized and focused when I take saunas.


  • I love how quickly the Finnleo heats up but I also love the lights feature. The lights were not something I thought about before I got a sauna, but when I go to take a sauna at night I see the green glow and feel like I am in Norway under the Northern Lights. It feels like a getaway oasis in my own backyard!


Do it! All of my friends ask if having a sauna is really worth it and you cannot wipe the smile off of my face as I respond. You won’t regret it! It’s only been a few weeks since we got our sauna, but I can’t imagine a home without a Finnleo sauna.


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