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Sauna benefits you might not know about

At Taymouth Marina, we know more than a thing or two about saunas and their benefits. Spending time in the sauna is not only a great way to relax and rejuvenate – there are loads of hidden benefits you might not know about.  

So, sit back and get comfortable as we take you through some of the very best sauna benefits. If you want to experience the magic for yourself, book a pamper session in our very own HotBox Spa, which sits on the banks of the gorgeous Loch Tay.

Improve cardiovascular health

Naturally, when you enter a sauna you can expect to sweat a lot – but did you know this increase in body temperature can have heart health benefits? 

Research from the Mayo Clinic has shown that the increase in body temperature caused by saunas allows your blood to flow with ease within the skin, which in turn boosts your heart’s performance. Studies also noted that regular sauna use can reduce blood pressure, ease tension and has similar health benefits to a session at the gym. 

Of course, this is no excuse to skip out on exercise – rather, you can reap the full benefits of going to the sauna by combining both activities and relaxing in the sauna after exercising. When you stay at Taymouth Marina, why not take a bracing walk along Loch Tay, or up through our nearby Munros, before jumping into our lochside sauna?

Relieve cold and flu symptoms 

Feeling stuffed up as a result of cold or flu? You might want to pay a visit to a sauna – a study by Austrian scientists found that people who regularly visited a sauna had significantly fewer incidents of the common cold compared to those who didn’t use saunas.

Aside from this, the hot air in saunas allows your airways to open up, combatting that unpleasant sinus congestion that is characteristic of cold and flu. This benefit can be accentuated by adding a few drops of eucalyptus oil to the steam – it smells wonderful and is even more invigorating for your airways.

Soothe aches and pains

The Mayo Clinic found even more sauna benefits in their study – it turns out that symptoms associated with musculoskeletal disorders, such as osteoarthritis, can be improved by regular sauna visits. 

A sauna might also be the cure for pesky persistent headaches. Chronic headache sufferers reported a decrease in headache intensity when they made frequent trips to a sauna. 

Boost your wellness

Everybody knows that saunas are the perfect place to relax and zone out – but did you know there’s a scientific reason for that blissed-out, post-sauna sensation? 

A study from Australia reports that the psychological benefits of saunas are caused by the mood-boosting endorphins they produce in our bodies. Those who regularly visited saunas noted that their sleep quality improves after indulging in a sauna visit. 

Get social

The communal setting of the sauna is a very sociable space. Saunas have been a social setting for hundreds of years – just ask the Fins! In our large-scale sauna, why not start a conversation and get to know your neighbour? In a digital age where we spend a lot of our time engaging with technology rather than people, saunas provide a sense of connection and communality. 


The communal setting of the sauna is a very sociable space. Saunas have been a social setting for hundreds of years – just ask the Fins! In our large-scale sauna, why not start a conversation and get to know your neighbour? In a digital age where we spend a lot of our time engaging with technology rather than people, saunas provide a sense of connection and communality. 

Try it for yourself

Come and discover these sauna benefits for yourself. At Taymouth Marina, our HotBox Spa is the perfect place to melt away the stresses and strains of life. 

Take advantage of the hot/cold/relax cycle available to enjoy at the spa. You can relax in our tiled steam room which features a cold waterfall shower inside – perfect for dipping your toes under for a refreshed feeling. Then, if you’re feeling adventurous, take a plunge into the icy waters of Loch Tay, via our spa’s slide, or use our cold water dunk buckets for instant refreshment. Then relax, take a dip in our giant open air hot tub before unwinding in our aspen-lined sauna – both overlooking the gorgeous vista of Loch Tay. 

Fancy experiencing these incredible sauna benefits for yourself? Book a stay at Taymouth Marina, where you can embrace nature and unwind in our natural spa. Get in touch today.

Sauna Benefits You Might Not Know About
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