7 benefits of infrared sauna
Suddenly your colleges are skipping the “after work drink” in exchange for an infrared sauna session, right?
Infrared Saunas has been a hot topic around the world for a while now. If you haven't done a session yet I bet you will soon be obsessed. Let us break down 8 amazing benefits of infrared sauna therapy.
1. Improved circulation:
Heating the muscles with infrared rays produces an increase in blood flow similar to that seen during exercise. Regular infrared sauna use can significantly stimulate blood flow up to twice the normal rate.
Sweating is the body’s natural way to heal and stay healthy. In an Infrared Sauna you get a more cleansing sweat since the infrared saunas work by using electromagnetic radiation to warm your body directly. The infrared wavelengths mobilize toxins and metals stored deep within your cells and help your body release them.
3. Anti-aging and skin rejuvenation:
Studies show that infrared sauna usage reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. Sweating in the infrared sauna increases circulation which revitalizes the skin, helps reduce pores, clear acne, stimulates collagen , increases elasticity and firmness and leaves you with a facial-like glow after your sauna session.
4. Lower blood pressure:
Infrared Saunas induce a deep sweat to make the heart pump faster, which in turn increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure and helps circulation. Scientific evidence shows that people who use an infrared sauna a couple times a week can lower their blood pressure.
5. Treatment of chronic diseases:
Through the deep heating and efficient detoxification elements achieved with the use of FAR Infrared Saunas, it is extremely effective in the treatment of debilitating and chronic diseases such as Chronic Fatigue System (CFS), Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease and many other.
6. Improve the immune system:
Medical experts found that direct exposure to the warming heat of this sauna can increase the white blood cells that keep our immune system in good shape. The heaters will raise your core temperature, activating the body’s natural mechanism to strengthen and accelerate immune response.
7. Pain relief:
Infrared heat penetrates tissue, joints and muscles to relieve anything from minor aches and pains to chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia. Pain management professionals incorporate infrared heat therapy into treatment plans to decrease pain and muscle spasms and speed up recovery time.
I can guarantee that at least one out of the eight benefits listed above will improve your health in some way. An Infrared Sauna session is perfect for the days off the gym to unwind and recover. So get your bathing suit, towel and water bottle ready for a sweat-session.