May 11, 2008 11:36 PM GMT
Okay so I went to the sauna today for the first time (I've never been to one nor to a steam room). At first the heat was bothering me a little but OMG after like the first couple of minutes I LOVED it I felt SO gooda and relaxed. No wonder the Native Americans had those sweat houses. They are awesome!!! I can't wait until I go in the next time in fact I'm thinking of using the sauna after every time I work out. I know one shouldn't be in there for like longer than 20 minutes. Aside from that, I don't really know if there are actual benefits for your workout? Does it help you in muscle recovery? Is the only benefit a feeling of well-being and/or clearer skin? Also, should one do it before or after a cold shower? Help me out here guys I'm new to this sauna thing!