Stephen Colmant published an interesting tidbit on Sauna Times today showing that people who are considered neurotic have a different physical response to hot environments than “normal” people. The study, published in 2003, found that people who tend to be anxious, fearful, sensitive and self-critical also tended to sweat less in the heat of the sauna and found it to be very uncomfortable.
Stephen (a licensed psychologist with a PhD to prove it) posits that we might be able to improve these people’s personalities by regularly exposing them to a sauna. This might just be causation, but if you’re planning a study to test this hypothesis Stephen, I’m willing to volunteer my father-in-law as a subject for you. Perhaps with the USDA’s preferred sauna temperature, might they also be good candidates?
What happens when the devil learns of a sauna loving farmer, who says that he can handle the heat of the hottest saunas in the world? Find out in this tale narrated by friend of SaunaScape, Dr. Stephen Colmant.
Perhaps this should be included as another benefit of frequent sauna use?
Of course, the Devil is smarter than this: When that farmer came back to Hell after passing on, the Devil would have had one of these or these warming up for him. Noooooooooooo!