The Holistic Handbook of SaunaTherapy Author:Nenah Sylver, PhD Sauna therapy was conceived as not only a means for physical healing, relaxation, and socialization, but also communion and spiritual purification. It is an ancient and respected tradition many thousands of years old, and the reason it has survived is that it works. — "For the past twenty years, I have used the sauna to detoxify several thousand ... more »patients exposed to a multitude of toxic chemicals at work, in the environment, and from drug abuse. This is an excellent primer, backed by solid research, explaining all aspects of sauna therapy. Dr. Sylver provides a good overview of the history of body heating in past and present civilizations. She discusses the materials that may be used in sauna construction, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. She also describes in wonderful detail how to use the sauna, what the limitations of use might be, and what to do and what not to do before, during, and after being in the sauna. This book also contains the most readable discussion of the physiology of sweating that I have ever seen. You are given all the necessary information to start your journey into the world of heat therapy, whether you are a novice, advanced user, or physician contemplating the use of sauna treatment in your practice. This book fills a great need. After 3,000 years? use in recorded history, sauna therapy is finally coming of age and achieving the recognition it deserves!"
--David E. Root, MD, MPH
Fellow, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
"This is an excellent book on saunas, one of a kind. Never have I seen this subject dealt with so comprehensively and in a manner that shows a full understanding of how saunas work and how they function."
--Joan Amtoft-Nielsen, MD, Ph.D., Healthcare For The 21st Century
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