- Please no nudity.
- Bring your towel.
- Do not wander around the houses across the little creek. (Stay at the humpi or at the bon fire area).
- Come well hydrated and respect the signals that your body sends.
- Is good to take a cool shower after sweating and don’t forget to rehydrate yourself after the experience.
The Humpi Sauna is located just 5 minutes from the town of Pisaq, at “Melissa-Wasi”. Take a mototaxi and tell the driver that you want to go to the house “Melissa Wasi”. Almost every taxi driver in Pisaq knows “Diego Palma’s house”. The price for the taxi or motocar is around S/.4 soles from Pisaq to the house. On the road to the Pisaq ruins, after passing the Hotel Royal Inca, when the road begins to turn to the left, turn right onto the unpaved road and follow the road for about 300m until you see the sign on the right for “Melissa Wasi”.
Therapeutic benefits of sauna-steam-sweating:
Thanks to its healing properties, sweating is an effective way to stimulate all the body organs, cleansing our bodies and releasing great amounts of accumulated toxins that come from our own diet.
Sweating activates the metablolism and therefore it assists our bodies to process and finally release all that is not properly digested and or processed that usually turns into toxicity.
It greatly stimulates the lymphatic systemwhich is in charge of cleansing the blood,it also helps notably to people with diabetes and hypertension.
Studies have shown that it can also increase the production of Leucocitos( white blood cells) in the body so the immune system is strengthen. It has been observed that people who recurrently sweat will experience a diminishing of chronic symptoms and or when getting seek they seem to get better faster.
Treatment with heat and sweating cleanses and opens the sinuses and steam baths can be used to treat colds, bronquitis, asthma and sinusitis. The sweating along with specific essential oils may produce automatically an opeing of the respiratory tract. It can activate blood irrigation greatly- so when blood circulation increases added to the expansion of lungs, the bronquios may release stored toxins.
Sweating produces a very relaxing effect on the nervous system and it can help with stress, insomnia, nervous tension, anxiety. It stimulates the endocrine system cleanses the blood.