The University of Queensland is looking for women and men over 50 years old to participate in a study looking at the function of the arteries feeding the brain and whether passive heating positively influences blood flow to the brain.

Initial research has shown that people who regularly sauna bathe have a reduced risk of developing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. This study will look at the function of arteries feeding the brain at normal body temperature and following two increases in body temperature in healthy adults.

Testing sessions will take place over 4 visits (2 longer and 2 shorter visits) in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences. Paid parking will be provided.

Participant benefits:

FREE assessment of 24hr blood pressure

FREE assessment of brain artery function and health

FREE assessment of vascular structure and function


You may be eligible to participate if you:

1. Are over 50yrs old

2. Have normal blood pressure (<139/<89 mmHg)

3. Have no history of cardiovascular disease

Register your interest

Please fill out this form or email Faith Pizzey via to register your interest in participating.

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No. 2019002844]