Our outside area
After the sauna, you can go out into the fresh air.
After taking a sauna, your body has a certain need for oxygen, which is explained by the fact that the warm sauna air – compared to the normal ambient air – due to the natural thermal expansion effect, contains around a third fewer oxygen molecules, roughly corresponding to the composition at 2,000 meters above sea level.
We don’t really notice this slight oxygen deficit in the sauna, but it is advisable to make up for it with a visit to the fresh air.
The first breaths outside are particularly good and cool the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract, which have been heated up by the sauna heat, in a pleasant way. The skin as a whole is also gently refreshed.
It is best to walk around in the fresh air. The venous return flow of the blood to the heart is supported by the pumping action of the leg muscles. The coolness outside is not perceived as cold at first, even in winter, as the body radiates a lot of heat after the sauna.
Wearing bathing shoes is desirable – and in strong winds you may be able to wrap yourself in your bathrobe. It is important not to extend the fresh air bath until you shiver.
The path over the stairs leads you to a small lawn with beach chairs, which, depending on the season and weather, invite you to linger for a short or longer time.