Most people have used or seen a sauna before. There are wet saunas, dry saunas, infrared saunas, and more.
So what makes an infrared sauna different?
Unlike traditional saunas that use steam, flame, or an electric heating element to heat the room, infrared saunas use electromagnetic wavelengths to heat your body from the inside out. Put simply, instead of heating the air, infrared saunas heat the body directly.
Infrared light wavelengths are not visible to the naked eye. In fact, infrared heat is all around us! Our bodies both emit and absorb infrared heat all the time, we just can’t see it. By increasing the body's core temperature, you experience the health benefits much quicker than a regular sauna.
Many people also find the infrared sauna to be much more comfortable and tolerable than a traditional sauna, allowing the sessions to be longer increasing the therapeutic benefits.
What are the benefits?
Heart Health and Blood Pressure
Studies have shown that regular use of an infrared sauna can improve heart health and reduce blood pressure.
The improved blood circulation may help speed up muscle recovery and help with sore muscles. Training athletes and active individuals alike have seen an increase in performance when implementing the use of infrared sauna sessions for recovery.
Serval studies have also been shown to improve chronic pain. From arthritis, osteoarthritis, chronic back pain, and more - many individuals find relief and improved outcomes with the treatment of infrared sauna.
Relaxation and Self Care
The relaxing benefits may help improve chronic fatigue, symptoms of depression, anxiety, burn-out and stress.
Infrared sauna use has also been linked to better sleep.
Boost Immune System and Disease Prevention
There’s evidence that regular sauna use can help you avoid the common cold. Saunas also reduce oxidative stress, which is associated with cardiovascular disease, cancer and degenerative diseases like dementia.
Allowing the body to sweat out toxins may help release stored up toxins in the body.
Infrared sauna for weight loss has been shown to be similar to that of vigorous exercise.
Some studies have shown improvements in asthma symptoms.
Regular infrared sauna sessions show an increase in both collagen and elastin. In one study, all patients reported enhanced skin texture, less roughness, and improvement in color.
Infrared sauna therapy has been proven to help lower inflammation levels in as little as minutes.
Many people with conditions like chronic fatigue, migraines, and lime disease have seen improvement in their symptoms with infrared sauna use.
So whether you are trying to manage a health condition, boost your immunity, or improve your everyday health - infrared sauna benefits are really endless!