Respiration

KLAFS ABC of well-being

In the sauna, the blood supply to your respiratory mucous membranes improves. This means they are better able to purify themselves, which in turn strengthens your natural defence mechanisms. Your bronchial muscles relax in the warm air – a great benefit for those suffering from asthma or bronchitis. If the air in the sauna feels too hot, and you feel you’re having difficulty breathing, it can help to pour water over the stones. The most important thing to remember is to cool down your respiratory mucous membranes with fresh air after leaving the sauna.