The Most Relaxing Saunas In London
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The Most Relaxing Saunas In London

Steam away the cobwebs

Keen to avoid the winter chill? Warm up and relax in one of London‘s snazziest saunas, guaranteed to rejuvenate and revitalise even the most wound-up of urbanites. Here’s your wellness guide.

What Are The Health Benefits Of Using A Sauna?

Aside for banishing away the lingering chill, saunas offer a wide range of benefits when used – both mental and physical. Some of the key benefits include:

Stress Relief

If there’s one thing a sauna is good for, it’s putting up your feet and letting the day’s stress melt away. One of the best low-fuss stress relievers out there, saunas can help promote relaxation – especially when teamed up with meditation.

Pain Relief

Another kind of relief you might experience when using a sauna is pain relief. Reducing inflammation and muscle soreness, the experience is known to help improve joint movement and alleviate the symptoms of arthritis.

Skin Health

Lucky for skincare enthusiasts, a quiet sit-down in the sauna has also been proven to help with skin rejuvenation, circulation and enhanced collagen production – helping maintain a youthful appearance for longer.

Improved Cardiovascular Health

A sauna sesh can also improve your overall heart health. For some, the experience may lead to a lower resting heart rate over time, imitating the health benefits derived from exercise.

Enhanced Immune Function

Another win for white blood cells; the heat of a sauna is known to help stimulate white blood cells, which in turn help your body fight off illnesses and viruses. In other words: going to the sauna is, indeed, good for you.

Community Saunas To Visit In London

Community Sauna Baths

One of the more internet-famous venues, this award-winning sauna first opened its doors in Hackney back in 2021 and has since amassed a loyal following of Londoners. Designed to make the experience accessible for all, you can either hit up one of its locations (you can find spots in Hackney and Stratford) for a casual session or try out one of its monthly trans nights, pregnancy and family events, grief sauna, sound baths or massage treatments.

Price: Entry starts from £8.50 (off-peak) and £15 (peak), although there are also concessions available

Where: Locations in Hackney and Stratford

EXPLORE: community-sauna.co.uk

ESPA Life At Corinthia

This swanky wellness club is known for its luxurious gym and day spa – but did you know it’s also home to a rather lovely sauna? It’s part of the thermal suite, which features a nine-metre steel-lined pool, mosaic steam room, experience showers, ice fountain, heated loungers and, of course, a large sauna. Booking is essential.

Price: Spa day passes start from £175

Where: ESPA Life at Corinthia, Corinthia London, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD

EXPLORE: espalifeatcorinthia.com

KXU

If you’re feeling that dreaded post-workout soreness get the best of you, then it’s well worth seeing if you can find a gym with a sauna offering. Fitness chain KXU let’s visitors engage in a more private experience with its one-person infrared sauna pods, which are supposedly 20 percent more effective at eliminating toxins than regular saunas.

Price: From £45 for 25 minutes (members only)

Where: 241 Pavilion Rd, London SW1X 0BP

EXPLORE: kxu.co.uk

 

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