The different types of sauna infusions
There are different types of sauna infusions that have different effects on the body. Here is an overview:
Classic sauna infusion
In the classic sauna infusion, water with essential oils is poured onto the sauna stones. The heat causes the water to evaporate and the essential oils unfold their effect in the room. The body is intensively supplied with blood by the heat and the respiratory tract is freed.
Steam bath infusion
Water with essential oils is also used in the steam bath infusion, but the room is not heated by dry heat but by moist heat. The body is not supplied with blood as much as with a classic sauna infusion, but the respiratory tract is cleaned particularly intensively.
In herbal infusions, different herbs are used instead of essential oils. The effect is similar to that of a classic sauna infusion, but depending on the composition, the herbs can have specific effects, such as calming or stimulating.
Infusions with honey or salt
Honey and salt are other popular ingredients for sauna infusions. They have a nourishing effect on the skin and, with regular use, can help make the skin softer and more supple.