Spending time in a sauna is a relatively safe and, many would argue, a health-promoting activity. The world was shocked in August, 2010 when a man died in that year’s World Sauna Championships in Finland. There were more than 100 participants in the championship, which was setup in 1999 to celebrate a tradition that goes back hundreds or possibly thousands of years. The deadly accident served to highlight the fact that saunas should only be used in moderation as the human body can only take so much heat. There is also little scientific evidence to support the health benefits of saunas outside of relaxation and questions remain about what even moderate sauna use might do to our bodies.