9. You will Increase Flexibility
The last thing you want when you’re trying to relax in the sauna is for some towel-clad person next to you to bend over and touch her toes. That said, if you are ever lucky enough to find an empty sauna, take a few minutes to stretch, using typical positions like hamstring and quad stretches. The concept is that intense, penetrating heat can relieve your tired, stiff muscles and make them more malleable. A recent study showed that “stretching in the sauna led to a 205% improvement in flexibility.”