3. They Help You Decompress after a Hard Workout An intense exercise session can leave your muscles tired, sore and stiff. Using the heat from a sauna (dry heat) or a steam room (wet heat) can loosen muscles and help muscle fibers recover faster.
4. They Can Relieve Joint Pain One of the benefits of a sauna is that they have been shown to help patients dealing with arthritis and joint discomfort, as the heat therapy can cause temporary pain relief. A Dutch study in 2009 showed that “participants reported improvement in pain, stiffness and fatigue during the sauna session.”