What having a home sauna could do for you

At-home saunas are becoming more and more popular in the UK’s homes, so we wanted to answer the question that might be on your mind: why?

A convenience to you

First thing firsts, having a sauna at home is a convenience to any home owner. As you’ll read in this post, there is a wide range of benefits that saunas have; benefits on your health, on your mood, on your appearance, on your family, and on your home. However, it’s not all about the benefits that saunas have on your life, but also about the benefits of having a sauna in your home.

Nowadays, most gyms become equipped with saunas because of their post-workout or post-swim benefits which we will cover later on. Whilst this is great, there are certainly some disadvantages to making the gym your go-to place for a sauna.

The chance of your local gym being open 24/7 isn’t huge, and the chance of you wanting to make the journey after a stressful day at work, for example, is even slimmer – particularly when you don’t feel like you’ve got enough time in the day for it.

The beauty of having your own sauna at home is that you can go to it whenever and for however long you want, with minimum effort. It will save you a lot of time and encourage you to use it more often, so you can make the most of all its positive effects on your body and mind, in both the privacy and comfort of your own home.

Brilliant for your health

Health and wellbeing are topics that have become increasingly important in our everyday lives; not one day will go past where you don’t hear someone speaking about eating healthily or popping to the gym after work.

One of the positives about saunas is its health benefits, without you really having to do anything. No meal prep, no counting calories, no assessing the ingredients and no sweating it out on the treadmill – just sit back, relax and let the sauna do its work from the comfort of your own home.

Regularly spending time in a sauna has a number of benefits for you and your body. The high temperatures in the sauna work through your body, increasing your core temperature to make you sweat. This act of sweating does not only feel refreshing in this circumstance but actually removes toxins from inside your body.

Saunas have not only been proven to boost your immune system, preventing or helping to cure nasty colds, but also to stimulate physical healing. Saunas are known to be fantastic for your heart too, increasing your circulation, as well as your metabolism which is why regular sauna use can be linked to weight loss.

A youthful glow

As one of the oldest beauty strategies, heat bathing or popping in a sauna regularly is a go-to method if you want to get your skin glowing. It’s hassle-free too – it’s a really easy way to get the healthy and youthful glow that everyone strives for. Saunas can even help with acne as well.

The heat and your sweat will help to activate the oils in your skin, as well as all the dirt, dead skin and other things you want to be rid of. With a little help from exfoliation, your sweat can work its magic and cleanse your pores, replacing dead skin cells and enhancing the look of your skin.

Just a few sessions in the sauna every week or so will get the blood flowing to the skin, promoting new skin growth and the oils in your skin which act as natural moisturisers and antibiotics. The result? Fresh-looking skin and the ultimate glow.

Relief for your aches and pains

Whether you’ve hit it hard in a workout or a long week at work has taken its toll on your back, a sauna can help. Sweating in a sauna is an effortless way to relieve body and muscle aches, reducing any stiffness or soreness.

How does it do this you may ask? Well, the heat of saunas not only causes you to sweat but also increases blood flow to your muscles at the same time as producing endorphins. This can help to relax and recover your muscles and produce a pain-relief effect that soothes any aches and pains.


Talking of a long week at work, or even a long day – what better thing to come home to than a heated sauna? There just seems to be something about them that just washes the stress away… for a short while at least!

Taking time out – away from your phone, laptop, tablet or whatever you can get your emails on – is the perfect way to wind down. But it’s not just that; saunas are in fact scientifically proven to boost endorphins, as well as improve your sleep. Those are two sure things that aid your mood and help you to relax.

The combination of the heat, steam and calming wooden scent make saunas a relaxing haven where you can clear your mind, and emerge calm and refreshed, ready for another day. Our traditional saunas are user-controlled, which is ideal for ‘me-time’. It means you can make it to your ideal comfort level to reach deep relaxation without worrying about others.

Attractive asset for your home

So we have discussed the benefits for you, your health, your mood and your family, but what about your home? Given their increase in popularity, at-home saunas can provide you with a feature that impresses friends and guests, as well as potential buyers if you’re looking to sell up.

Whether you choose your at-home sauna to be indoor or outdoor, each one of our traditional saunas here at Sahara Valley is designed and manufactured to be attractive at the same time as being efficient. We make sure that each is made to the highest quality, giving them a long lifespan to ensure you are getting the best for your money.

If you’d like to find out more information about any of our saunas for your home, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – we’d love to help.

Simply call us on 0800 880 6601 or email us at sales@saharavalley.co.uk.

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