Sauna & Gesundheit

Sauna against coronavirus?

Sauna gegen Coronavirus

The positive effects of regular sauna bathing on body and soul are undisputed. In times like these it is important to strengthen the immune system.
Find out how sauna andand dry salt inhalation treatment strengthen the immune system and can therefore possibly protect you against an infection.

Typical course of the coronavirus


Coronaviruses, like the flu viruses, first multiply in the throat and neck area. The pathogen in particular infects cells of the lower respiratory tract and attacks the lungs in three phases:

first the virus multiplies, then in the second phase it can cause a strong immune response and, in certain circumstances, destroy the lung tissue. Pneumonia may occur in the course of the infection.

Sauna against coronavirus?

Recommended: Sauna bathing with high temperatures

The best prevention against the corona virus is a healthy lifestyle. This includes three things in particular: sport, balanced nutrition and regeneration and relaxation with sauna and SANARIUM®. What viruses do not like: the hot air in a sauna. KLAFS is therefore recommending taking sauna baths at high temperatures (80-90°C) and breathing the hot air. Taking sauna baths regularly strengthens your immune system so that your body can better protect you from viruses and possible illnesses.

The positive effect of dry salt inhalation treatment

Microsalt SaltProX activates and promotes the self-cleaning function of the lungs

The salt activates and promotes the self-cleaning function of the lungs and is generally anti-inflammatory. It simulates the blood circulation in the lungs and cleans them as well as the entire respiratory tract of viruses, bacteria and allergies, such as dust or pollen.

Learn more about SaltProX, the beneficial salt treatment for sauna, ifrared cabins or for your home.

Sauna baths and dry salt inhalation are therefore well-suited to intensively strengthening the immune system and being prepared to fight the coronavirus. Mental relaxation also begins in the sauna - it de-stresses and recharges with new mental energy. Also good reasons to go to the sauna regularly in these uncertain times.



Recent publications

April 09 2020 - Heated debate – industry experts clash over sauna science and COVID-19

According to Marc Cohen, heat-stress activates and heightens the human immune system, speeds up metabolism and stimulates immune function whilst inhibiting viral replication. Read more

March 30, 2020 - Can Hot / Cold Therapy Boost Immunity?

In this video Roger Seheult, MD discusses research on thermal regulation. How hot / cold therapy (like sauna bathing) can benefit the immune system and ward off viral infections as has been used in many regions including Finland.