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Solo sauna a hot favorite in Tokyo amid virus spike

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By Kim Kyung Hoon

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Actually it is still circulating the same air, just less contact with other users. Not much safer than the "normal" saunas, i think.

Oh, you've examined it? How are they sharing air? They don't have ventiliation for each unit? Please tell us the specifics of what you saw.

Unless your post was a bunch of assumptions, which wouldn't leave much possibility of an accurate conclusion, unless you just coincidentally got it right.

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Actually it is still circulating the same air, just less contact with other users. Not much safer than the "normal" saunas, i think.

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Saunas are said to stimulate the immune system which aids the body in fighting off infections...

What's your source for this ludicrous statement?

@Zoroto

There are several studies concluding that saunas indeed boost the immune system. If these fight infections while active, that is different story.

Have a read at a few of those studies, quite interesting.

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Interesting link, Strangerland. I've sometimes wondered whether raising body temperature when taking a hot bath Japanese style (e.g. at 42°C) has any effect on resisting virus infections. The WHO says there is no evidence and has hot baths on its mythbusters list. But "no evidence" doesn't mean much if no one has done any research. I've seen articles listing various health benefits of daily hot baths, but not specifically about resisting infection and the articles are not really of a scientific nature (example below).

https://www.nippon.com/en/japan-topics/g00883/

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What's your source for this ludicrous statement?

Here's one. It references others:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3916915/

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Saunas are said to stimulate the immune system which aids the body in fighting off infections...

What's your source for this ludicrous statement?

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@TrevorPeace

Now, throw in those famous Japanese porn stars, and you've got a really big business.

All joking aside. I love a good sauna. They're good for you.

Porn or sex has nothing to do with a proper, good sauna... neither do TV's, music or flashing lights.

@Kumagaijin

I'm a big fan of the sauna/cold bath combo. Don't care so much about the hot tub or natural hot spring. Would try the solo sauna, especially if you can adjust the temperature or humidity. Quite often these onsen or sento places have the heat/humidity cranked way too high and its almost unbearable. Or sometimes people don't wash off the sweat before getting into the cold bath. Yuk!

I hope you can also freely throw water on the stones in this solo sauna - and that's what also adjusts the temperature. The more you throw, the hotter it gets. If it's an electric sauna, you can initially set the temperature, but the temperature will then fluctuate according to the 'löyly', i.e. how much water you throw on the stones. In my personal opinion, temperature of around 90c is perfect. The Finnish sauna is also a dry sauna, so no steam or humidity really.

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I'm a big fan of the sauna/cold bath combo. Don't care so much about the hot tub or natural hot spring. Would try the solo sauna, especially if you can adjust the temperature or humidity. Quite often these onsen or sento places have the heat/humidity cranked way too high and its almost unbearable. Or sometimes people don't wash off the sweat before getting into the cold bath. Yuk!

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Now, throw in those famous Japanese porn stars, and you've got a really big business.

All joking aside. I love a good sauna. They're good for you.

Great idea !!..

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Saunas are said to stimulate the immune system which aids the body in fighting off infections...

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Now, throw in those famous Japanese porn stars, and you've got a really big business.

All joking aside. I love a good sauna. They're good for you.

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