Journal article

A hot topic for health: Results of the Global Sauna Survey

Joy N Hussain, Ronda F Greaves, Marc M Cohen

Complementary Therapies in Medicine | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Sauna-bathing is an ancient tradition that is gaining popularity across the world as a wellness tool. There is a growing body of medical evidence supporting the role of saunas, or whole-body thermotherapy, as a form of treatment for a range of health issues. However, the demographics, motivations and experiences of current sauna bathers have not yet been explored on a global scale. This study is designed to explore these themes. DESIGN: An online 71-item questionnaire compiling information on the individual characteristics, sauna-related habits and perceived health and wellness experiences of regular sauna bathers was conducted from October 2016 to October 2017. The validated 'SF-..

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