Mountain SAUNA

Relax your body and mind with a private sauna in Mt Lyford’s natural alpine environment; enjoy the amazing views, fantastic birdsong, this is just the location to reset from busy life. After your sauna you will feel revived and destressed.  This is a must-do while staying in Mt Lyford. We offer a ratepayers discount for locals.

To book: lyfordholidayhomes@gmail.com or 03 3156523

OPTIONS

KIWI SAUNA (60 min).    Price: $ 50 / 2p

Enjoy 1 round of sauna. Included are bath towels, sauna towels, herbal teas and scented footbath.

FULL EXPERIENCE FINNISH SAUNA (3 hrs).   Price: $ 130 / 2p

Follow the traditional Scandinavian way of enjoying sauna with a series of sauna rounds. Cool of in the plunge shower. Relax in between rounds with scented footbaths, herbal teas and light reads. Drink fresh mountain water and replace slats with some snack provided.

Max 4p at any time belonging to the same group. Any person over 2 incurs an extra charge of $35.

Open the gates to have an uninterrupted view of the mountains

enjoy a dry sauna with temperatures up to 70-90 degrees

Have a scented footpath afterwards

the plunge shower for the hardy people

Health benefits of a dry Sauna

Saunas are essentially rooms with exceptionally high heat, designed to promote health in those who use them. The room is relatively sealed to contain the heat. The heat varies between 70-90 Degrees Celsius.

Circulation

The high heat of a dry sauna sends the heart rate higher when you enter the room. This speeds the blood’s circulation through the body. This can help those with poorer circulation by getting the blood out to their arms, hands, legs and feet. According to Harvard Medical School, the pulse rate can increase by 30 percent when you enter a sauna. This means blood flow almost doubles.

Metabolism

A dry sauna will speed up your metabolism. This means your body burns more fat and you can lose weight. However, since most of the weight loss in saunas is due more to sweating and losing water, it is regained by drinking water, which you need to do to keep from dehydrating.

Flexibility

Stiffness may leave some of the joints through use of a dry sauna. Because the body’s flexibility increases in a sauna, as do blood vessels, dry sauna users may feel invigorated. This also means it can relieve sore muscles.

Toxin Release

Since the heat in a dry sauna will cause you to sweat and open your pores, toxins can be drained from the body. There is not enough research available to support this though.

Relaxation

According to Harvard Medical School, saunas can produce a relaxed feeling for many users. This traditionally has been what saunas have been used for. Part of this is due to the fact that there is little else to do in a dry sauna but sit and enjoy it. To use this time and add to the relaxation effect, meditation is a good activity in the sauna.

Saunas help you look younger

One of the significant organs of our body, your skin also needs regular exercise and saunas are a great way to exercise skin. As we grow older, more of the dead cells accumulate onto our skin pores, as the skin becomes less elastic. A few sessions in the sauna improve blood flow to our skin, which aids the growth of new skin and also removes all the dead cells that were building up previously.

The oils, which are the natural moisturizers and antibiotics present in our skin are mobilized through saunas. This helps us to look younger in a significant way.

Saunas make hair look great

We have a special gland called the sebaceous gland on our scalp, which releases compounds that help condition and moisturize our hair. Spending some time in the sauna activates this gland, which will then release these useful compounds, thereby helping to make hair look great. There’s no need to spend a fortune on risky hair care products.

Strengthens the immune system

Sauna sessions help produce white blood cells. The white blood cells of the body are its medium to fight against attacking infections and ailments. As the regular users of sauna have higher count of white blood cells, they stay healthier and if illnesses occur, they heal faster.

Uninterrupted views towards the mountain scene.