In the summer it’s a cow trough full of frigid, deep well water, but frozen winter brings gifts, too.
I’ve had my sauna for 9 years now and I love it as much as I ever did. People speak of “hormesis” or those little, helpful pulses of stressors that are beneficial for our health and longevity. Exercise is one, as are saunas, cold therapy, and maybe even eating vegetables which have their own built-in defenses to contend with.
My sauna is a SaunaRay but there are many good brands out there. If you’re thinking of getting one I’d recommend ensuring there are no glues or other adhesives used in the construction. Also make sure your unit is low in EMFs (test it, don’t take their word for it), is built of a non-volatile wood (basswood is an excellent choice), and that you research the differences between NIR and FIR saunas. I modified my FIR sauna to hold healing red light. Best of all worlds.
p.s. I roll around in the snow for as long as I can stand it after my sauna session, but while my husband got his jollies snapping pics of my antics they’re obviously not fit for mass consumption.😉