Leena Larva MD and Riitta Korhonen
After Wise Use – The Future of Peatlands, Proceedings of the 13th International Peat Congress: Peat Balneology
balneological-peat, climacteric-symptoms, menopause, peat-sauna, self-treating-methods-for-menopause
Larva et al. 2008: A pilot study into the influence of the Finnish peat sauna
In this pilot study it was found that a series of peat sauna sessions can result a significant decrease in undesired climacteric symptoms related to menopause, such as hot flushes, sweating, heart discomfort, sleep problems and irritability. Moreover, a general decrease of symptoms relating to performance, sexual problems and joint and muscular discomfort was observed. Therefore, the peat sauna is an effective variant of self-treating methods of menopausal symptoms.