Behaviour of persons using the Finnish sauna treatment Edyta Szczuka, Wiesław Błach, Magdalena Konarska Journal of Combat Sports and Martial Arts 2011; 2(1):45-48 ICID: 1047128
Article type: Original article
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Introduction. The aim of this study was to analyze the Finnish sauna treatment, carried out on the physically active persons in aspect of the predicted (anticipated) health risk, connected with the sauna treatment. Material and methods. 64 persons (39 males and 25 females) aged 22-47, performed various kinds of the physical activity and used the sauna treatment after it. The authors-made questionnaire, including the closed questions in subject of the particular stages of the sauna treatment, problems with the sauna treatment after the effort, proper hydration problem before and after the treatment as well as the indications and contraindications to the sauna treatment. Results. In all the inquired persons there were observed the improper methodics of the sauna treatment, disagreeing with the scientifically legitimated and widely accepted one. This problem causes especially the particular stages of the treatment in the sauna cabin, appliance of the treatment in connection with the physical effort, hydration and indications to the treatment as well as the direct and indirect contraindications. Conclusions. Results of our investigations show the immediate necessity of the wide popularization of the safe behaviour in the Finnish sauna, especially among the physically active persons who perform their activity with the sauna treatment. This aspect seems to be extremely important because of the increasing number of the biological renewal centers, hotels and SPA centers offering the sauna treatment for their clients.