On Monday 17 January 2022, it’s Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year. It’s a term coined in 2005 by British psychologist Cliff Arnall, who believes people feel at their lowest on this Monday. In the beginning of January, everyone still has many New Year’s resolutions, but by Blue Monday most of these have already fallen by the wayside. Holidays seem a long way off and it’s still dark for most of the day.
While your body is cooling down, your blood vessels start to narrow or may even close , which means that your blood pressure will rise and become even higher than it would normally be. Some prudence is therefore in order!
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High blood pressure
While your body is cooling down, your blood vessels start to narrow or may even close , which means that your blood pressure will rise and become even higher than it would normally be. Some prudence is therefore in order! Don’t jump into the cold plunge pool straight away but cool your body down under a lukewarm shower instead and leave plenty of time in between two sauna sessions.
Low blood pressure
People suffering from low blood pressure need to take extra care while warming up. The heat causes the blood vessels to enlarge, with the result that your blood pressure will drop. Don’t spend too long on the highest bench in the sauna, for that is where the ambient temperature is at its highest. Opt for the lowest bench instead and don’t stay in the sauna for too long. As a spell in the jacuzzi may cause dizziness, it is advisable that you limit your session in the whirlpool tub to a maximum of five minutes.
To be on the safe side, we would recommend that you talk to your physician before visiting the sauna.
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Do we have a treat for you this January! If you book a session in our private sauna (Monday to Friday only), you can enjoy our thermal baths for the rest of the day for free!
Winter solstice, 21 December, the longest night of the year. From then until 21 June (i.e. the longest night of the year), the nights are getting shorter again, with a few extra seconds of daylight every day. On the longest night, we spend more than 16 hours in darkness. That’s a whole lot of darkness! No wonder it affects our moods.