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Reclaim the Season: How Regular Sauna Sessions Can Ease Your Hay Fever Symptoms

Reclaim the Season: How Regular Sauna Sessions Can Ease Your Hay Fever Symptoms


As the arrival of the warmer season ushers in blooming flowers and outdoor adventures, it also brings with it the dreaded scourge of hay fever. For those plagued by incessant sneezing, itchy eyes, and a perpetual state of discomfort, finding effective relief can feel like an ongoing battle. If you’re seeking a natural approach to allergy relief, you may want to consider regular sauna sessions. Beyond their reputation for relaxation and rejuvenation, saunas hold a surprising potential to alleviate the burdensome symptoms of hay fever.

Sauna bathing has been found to enhance blood circulation to the mucous membranes, making it easier for individuals who frequent saunas to fend off pollen. Moreover, sessions in the sauna can serve as excellent exercise for the immune system. The alternating exposure to targeted heat and cold prompts rapid expansion and contraction of the blood vessels in the skin and mucous membranes. This, in turn, provides relief for the tense muscles deep within the bronchial tubes, effectively easing the symptoms of allergic asthma.

Concerned that you don’t have the space for a sauna in your home? Guncast and KLAFS have the perfect solution. The KLAFS S1 Sauna is the world’s first retractable sauna, which can find its place in any property thanks to innovative eMove Technology. Measuring at just 60 cm, the sauna expands at the touch of a button to a depth of 160 cm, offering plenty of space for users to wind down and enjoy some effective hay fever relief. Alternatively, the unique zoom concept of the S1 is stripped back to essentials with the KLAFS S1 Manual Sauna, which allows users to expand their home wellness suite by hand.

Guncast also offers the KLAFS S1 Infrared Sauna. Unlike traditional saunas, which heat the air around you, infrared saunas use infrared light to directly penetrate the body’s tissues, generating gentle heat from within. This deep-penetrating heat can further help to alleviate symptoms associated with hay fever, such as nasal congestion, sinus pressure, and itchy eyes. By promoting circulation and dilating blood vessels, infrared saunas may help to reduce inflammation in the respiratory system, easing congestion and improving breathing.

All KLAFS S1 Sauna variations include a built-in pollen filter which effectively and efficiently removes allergens from the outside air, enabling allergy sufferers to breathe deeply and unwind in a comfortable environment. Owing to the compact and durable design, the S1 can be transported just like any other piece of furniture, meaning your chosen respite during the high pollen seasons can come with you should you decide to move home.

From promoting healthy blood circulation to sweating out toxins and allergens, saunas can offer a natural approach to alleviate allergy symptoms. However, it’s important to note that consistency is key. “In order to achieve the medically proven, strengthening influence on the immune system, however, regularity is the be-all and end-all.” explains Professor Dr. med. Karl-Ludwig Resch, head of the German Institute for Health Research in Bad Elster. “And this is of course very easy if you have your own sauna at home”.

So, during hay fever season, consider the potential of saunas as a natural and beneficial ally in the battle against your allergies. Contact the experts at Guncast today to learn more about the benefits of regular sauna use and explore bespoke wellness options that suit both your home and your lifestyle.