Infrared Sauna health benefits specifically and overall.
Sweating may not be your favorite pastime; I know it certainly is not mine. Though, it has come to my attention that sweating does have its benefits. “Sweating is a great way to burn calories and rid your body of unwanted toxins. But how do you sweat when you’re injured, or unable to exercise?” asks Dr. Amy Myers M.D. Luckily, she gives us an answer: Infrared Sauna Therapy!
What is an Infrared Sauna?
We know what saunas are when looking at gym packages or normal spa days. But infrared
? An infrared sauna is a type of sauna that uses light to create heat. “A traditional sauna uses heat to warm the air, which in turn warms your body. An infrared sauna heats your body directly without warming the air around you” (Bauner).
In a nutshell, infrared saunas help your body release a number of toxins, including environmental chemicals. You can also lose weight, relax, relieve unwanted pain, increase your circulation, and purify your skin (Myers)! Who doesn’t want that for back-to-school season? Check out the specific benefits to infrared saunas listed below
Benefits of Infrared Sauna Therapy
Wanting to eliminate everyday toxins? Infrared saunas can’t stop your in-laws from calling, but it can help detox other things like mercury, lead, and environmental chemicals! Sweating during this therapy is a great natural way to eliminate toxins, making it a crucial part of detoxification. Compared to traditional saunas, infrared saunas allow you to eliminate about seven times more toxins (par. 3).
Besides relaxing muscles and tension, infrared sauna therapy promotes relaxation by helping to balance your body’s level of cortisol, your body’s primary stress hormone (par. 4).
“If you suffer from muscle aches or joint pain, infrared saunas can relieve this form of inflammation by increasing circulation and relaxing your muscles” (par. 5)
Weight Loss and Improved Circulation
In the time that you spend in the infrared sauna, you could also be. The heat will cause your core temperature to increase, thus leading to an increased heart rate– similar to exercising. (par. 6) A calorie burner where you have to do nothing but relax? Sign me up! As the heat from infrared saunas increases your core body temperature, your circulation will increase along with it. This can “stimulate blood flow, improve muscle recovery, and decrease pain and inflammation” (par. 7)
Finally, all of the benefits listed above contribute to clearer, softer, and healthier-looking skin. You can’t go wrong with infrared sauna therapy!
Check out Bellagena’s Infrared Sauna Therapy page for more information:
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Bauer, Brent A. “Do Infrared Saunas Have Any Health Benefits?” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 7 June 2017, www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/expert-answers/infrared-sauna /faq-20057954 .
Myers, Amy. “6 Benefits Of Infrared Sauna Therapy.” Mindbodygreen, Mindbodygreen, 16 Jan. 2014, https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-12265/6-benefits-of-infrared-sauna-therapy.html