Traditional Saunas Brisbane

Turn up the heat with your health benefits

Are you feeling slow, fatigued, or need relief from muscle discomfort? Using a traditional sauna could be the solution to helping you experience an overall better sense of well-being.

for 20 min total
Group bookings available

Benefits of Traditional Saunas Brisbane

Regulating body temperature (thermoregulation) is the body’s way of maintaining balance. In the sauna, the body increases blood flow to the muscles and encourages the body to sweat in order to cool down. This process uses a considerable amount of energy and is the reason using a sauna encourages relaxation and increases sleep quality. Next time you’re struggling to sleep, try a sauna 2-3 hours before bedtime and feel the effects for yourself.

Sauna has been shown to increase human growth hormone (HGH), which is essential for muscle and tissue repair.

They can reduce delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) as well as tension, improving the post-workout rate of recovery and better preparing an athlete for their next workout.

Provide pain relief and improve mobility

The heated environment encourages the release of anti-inflammatory compounds, which can reduce pain and improve flexibility.

study found that sauna therapy lowered indicators of oxidative stress, a potential source of inflammation. With consistent therapy over time, the benefits could be life-improving with all the good it could do for your body.

Increase sleep quality

Heat therapy releases endorphins that help with pain relief and muscle soreness, and encourage relaxation and improve sleep quality.

A sauna session can have quite significant effects on sleeping patterns.

By raising your core temperature in the sauna or steam room just before it is time to go to bed, just by getting out your body will rapidly cool down and readjust afterwards, this will drop your body temperature and prepare you for a nice deep sleep. Not to mention the heat and solitude will help you relax and unwind.

Increase Cardiovascular health

It is estimated that the high temperatures of quality saunas (around 80 degrees) will boost your cardiovascular health. In a sauna, heart rate may increase up to 100 beats per minute during moderate temperate and up to 150 beats per minute during hotter sessions, similar to increases observed during moderate exercise.

In a study involving 19 healthy adults, the effects of a single 25-minute sauna session were comparable to moderate physical exercise with respect to cardiovascular measures. Like exercise, long-term sauna use generally improves blood pressure, endothelial function, and left ventricular function, and reduces inflammation.

Skin rejuvenation

Regular saunas and steam rooms, can have an incredible effect on the skin and its appearance. The steam, increased temperature, sweating, and circulation boost stimulate the reproduction of collagen, which is highly beneficial to the regeneration of skin cells while deeply cleansing and rejuvenating your skin.

Stress management and relaxation

Steam rooms provide profound stress relief in numerous ways. The warmth, the solitude, and the hot temperature relax the muscles, improving circulation and stimulating the release of endorphins.

Pro tip
Alternating the sauna with a cold shower or an ice bath for a few rounds will enhance the effects.

Try one of our Traditional Sauna protocols

We have combined Traditional Sauna with other equipment into specialized health protocols


38 mins
  • Sauna: 20 min
  • Contrast therapy: 18 min
  • Cold exposure: 3
The initial increase in body temperature in the sauna encourages the body to cool itself down through increasing blood flow and heart rate, contributing to cardiovascular conditioning, similar to the effects of moderate exercise. In combination with the traditional sauna, the contrast pools work to constrict (in the cold) and then dilate (in the hot) the blood vessels, creating a pumping like mechanism. These changes in blood flow over a contrast session, stimulates neurogenesis, increases endorphins levels, reduces inflammation, and accelerates muscle recovery.


1 hr 20 mins
  • Sauna: 20min
  • Contrast therapy: 18min
  • Compression: 30min
Our Refresh protocol has been designed to help set people up for their best performance both physically and mentally. The bodily adaptations experienced during the initial 20 minutes of the traditional sauna have been shown to increase endurance, reduce inflammation and aid in relaxation which are all essential in improving the body’s ability to perform at its best. Paired with the improved blood flow and circulation offered by contrast therapy and compression devices, expect to feel lighter, energised and refreshed after this protocol is complete

Nordic Cycle

60 mins
  • Sauna: 20 min
  • Contrast therapy: 12 min
  • Steam room: 20 min
  • Cold exposure: 1
By actively engaging the body’s thermoregulatory system through a sequence of both hot and cold therapies the nordic cycle will work to improve your circulation, reduce stress and enhance muscle recovery.

How does our traditional sauna in Brisbane work?

Before entering the traditional sauna, it’s best to be well-hydrated and drink at least 500mls of water. During the sauna session, your circulation will increase and provide optimal blood to the muscles, activating thermoregulation and causing the body to sweat.

Maintaining equilibrium requires a substantial amount of energy, which will lead to a state of relaxation, enhanced sleep quality, and many other benefits.

Book your traditional sauna in Brisbane today

Your health is wealth, and to optimise your overall wellness, frequent sessions in a traditional sauna will stabilise you. Try a sauna session 2-3 hours before bedtime to improve your sleep. Here at TH7, we offer conventional sauna sessions, so book with our branch in Brisbane today.

Traditional Sauna FAQs

Can’t find the answers? Get in touch with us today, and our team of experts will happily assist.
Traditional saunas reach temperatures between 70° to 90°. However, the temperature can vary based on your personal preferences and the design of your sauna.
Generally, it’s not recommended for pregnant women to use a sauna. The extreme temperatures in saunas can lead to an increase in the mother’s core body temperature, which can pose a threat to the developing fetus.
Sauna sessions usually last between 15 to 20 minutes. However, some people prefer having a longer or shorter sauna session, making the times vary. Our sessions last 20 minutes.

View our evidence-based protocols

We use the most up to date research to match protocols with health outcomes.