Sauna health facts

Although it is known that sauna has been used in history to eliminate various ailments, there has been no scientific evidence of health effects. In 2018, the first large population survey was published, led by cardiology specialist Jari Laukkanen.

Regular sauna bathing has a positive effect in many cases:

- mental health and memory

- heart function

- muscle pain and tension

- immunity

- skin problems

- vitality and joy of life

Title: Sauna bathing is associated with reduced cardiovascular mortality and improves risk prediction in men and women: a prospective cohort study. BMC Medicine, 16, 219. doi:10.1186/s12916-018- 1198-0.

Author(s): Laukkanen, Tanjaniina; Kunutsor, Setor K.; Khan, Hassan; Willeit, Peter; Zaccardi, Francesco; Laukkanen, Jari

Year: 2018


Authors: Tanjaniina Laukkanen, Jari Laukkanen ja Docendo Oy

Year: 2020