Much has been made of the health benefits of sauna bathing, and with good reason. Physically, nothing is more invigorating than a deep, healthy sweat every day. Tension fades. Muscles unwind. Mentally, we emerge relaxed, revived and ready for whatever life may bring.
We are Wildhut. We design and build hand-crafted, fully customisable, luxury saunas for your home or business. Built to last in our West Sussex based workshop by highly skilled members of the Guild of Master Craftsmen, our outdoor saunas fuse form and function and set new standards in comfort, sustainability and luxury.
WE ARE WILDHUT
Combining practical utility with a minimalist aesthetic, our Wildhuts are designed to elevate your home or business by providing a quiet sanctuary in which to reflect, re-reconnect and restore.
Inspired by traditional finnish and biophilic design principles, our aim at Wildhut is to build beautiful, planet-kind luxury outdoor saunas for those looking to recharge and those looking for health and wellness and to reconnect with nature.
BEAUTIFUL, EXPERTLY CRAFTED, OUTDOOR SAUNAS
Mental health, stress reduction & sleep improvement
Most sauna users report relaxation and improved sleep quality as a main reason to sweat it out. What’s more is that it has been proven to dramatically reduce cortisol levels (the unhappy hormone) which is linked to anxiety, depression and chronic stress.
There is significant evidence to support that the sweating from sauna bathing can help to deep cleanse your skin. The heat can draw bacteria out of the bodies sweat ducts, cleanse the pores and improve capillary circulation which leads to clearer-looking skin that is soft to touch.
Reduce cardiovascular health & stroke risk
The sauna stimulates the same response as mild exercise whilst releasing endorphins (aka happy hormones!) Overall its effects have been shown to decrease the chance of strokes, lower blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health.
Reduced chronic pain & fatigue
There’s a lot of science behind it, but the bottom line is that when used in conjunction with a cold plunge, the sauna has been found to be a safe and incredibly effective pain reliever. It can help rheumatic disorders such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, headaches and back pain.
Due to the heat of a sauna, the core body temperature begins to rise. Sweat production is primarily designed to cool the body, and is composed of 99% water. However, deep sweating in a sauna can help reduce levels of lead, copper, zinc, nickel, mercury and other harmful chemicals.
Exercise performance & muscle recovery
Saunas have been shown to help people recover more quickly from exercise by easing joint & muscle pain and eliminating lactic acid build-up. Evidence has shown that the growth hormone increases by 200-300% after a single sauna use, which helps with reducing muscle atrophy.
Lower risk of Dementia & Alzheimers
A comprehensive study which took place over 20 years found individuals who sauna bathed 4-7 times a week were 66% less likely to develop dementia and 65% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s compared to those who did not.
Sauna’s fat loss effects, rather than being the result of a sudden acute boost in calorie burning during each session, fall more into the category of long-term lifestyle patterns that primarily support or enhance other healthy lifestyle habits such as exercise and diet. Arguably the most impactful of these mechanisms are saunas effects on exercise enhancement and recovery, stress reduction and metabolism.
AT A GLANCE