Are saunas good for your heart?

24 December 2009

Are heart patients allowed to use the sauna? Could it be dangerous? Or might it do them all the good in the world? All questions we are asked a lot. For our part, we would always recommend that you talk to your physician first. No two heart patients are the same. But your own doctor will be able to give you personal advice.

Studies have shown that regular sauna sessions have a positive effect on the heart because they improve blood circulation. Also the endothelium (the membrane that lines the interior surface of the heart and blood vessels) will function better.