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Benefits of Infared Sauna

health benefits of Infared Sauna and reasons you should add sauna to your wellness routine.

What is Infared Sauna?

Unlike traditional saunas Infared saunas use infrared heat lamps that heat things up for our health in a completely different way than old school steam saunas. Infared saunas use infrared radiant energy to directly penetrate into the body's tissues to produce perspiration. The experience is the same feeling as lying in the sun on a warm day and feeling the suns warmth radiate to the core of the body. Traditional saunas use steam to heat the air inside the sauna, which then heats the body until you begin to sweat. That means temperatures need to reach upwards of 190 degrees! Infrared saunas only need a temperature of up to 120 degrees to achieve the same effect. Lower temperatures mean there is less strain on the body, and breathing is much easier as you are breathing dry heat not moist air. In addition, many infrared saunas are equipped with chromotherapy (light therapy). Light therapy aids in the treatment of certain ailments of the body, enhances mood and allows energy flow to the Chakra systems.

Ahead, you'll learn the benefits of infrared sauna, and help you decide if it's something you should add to your self-care or wellness routine.

Benefits of Infrared Sauna

because infrared rays penetrate the body through conversion. there is a deep heating effect in the epidermis (skin), the muscle tissue and the organs without creating heavy strain to the heart. Our body reacts to the increased heating the natural cooling process of perspiring. Through this process the pores of the skin open and discharge waste products, which helps to remove older skin cells, improve tone, elasticity and texture. Need more reasons why sauna can improve your health?

  1. Promote healthy circulation.

  2. Helps alleviate painful or sore muscles and joints.

  3. Boost immunity

  4. Boost mood

  5. Helps to detoxify the body.

  6. Helps increase metabolism.

  7. Helps to lower blood pressure.

  8. Decrease tiredness and fatigue.

  9. Decreases stress hormones and improves relaxation and sleep.

  10. Prolonged and regular use can aid in weight loss.

Using an Infrared Sauna

  1. If you are new to using an infrared sauna it is best to start slow and low-Keep your sessions short and the temperature lower than what the average temperature is set at. For example, start off at 110 degrees for 5-7 minutes for the first few times (see how you feel after your sessions) and then build from there.

  2. Max Sauna Time-even if you are experienced with using saunas it is best to keep sessions no longer than 45 minutes. This is to avoid putting too much stress on the body. It is also best to keep sessions to 3-4 times a week.

  3. Stay Hydrated. Sweating during sauna sessions can deplete the body's fluids and electrolytes, it is important to adequately replenish those fluids. Drink water prior to your session, bring ice cold water in with you to your session and drinking a sports drink like Gatorade with electrolytes or Pedialyte post session is a great idea as well.

  4. After your session wipe down any excess sweat with a towel and shower after your sauna session. Toxins excreted through the pores and sweat glands can be reabsorbed if not rinsed off.

"No harmful effects have been reported with safe use of Infrared Saunas."

Contraindications for Infrared Sauna

  1. Multiple Sclerosis. People who have MS tend to be heat intolerant and as a general rule should NOT use saunas,

  2. Pregnancy. Sauna use during pregnancy, can be harmful to a fetus and has the potential to cause birth defects/complications.

  3. Cardiovascular conditions. Individuals with cardiovascular issues and or diseases and those on medication should exercise extreme caution and should consult their physician and receive clearance before using starting sauna sessions.

  4. Hemophiliacs. Individuals prone to blood issues should avoid sauna use.

  5. Chronic conditions affecting the ability to perspire/sweat. Those with Central Nervous System tumors and Diabetes with Neuropathy are conditions which impair the body's ability to sweat, therefore sauna use should be avoided by those individuals.

Why People Love Infrared Sauna

Generally speaking, people love infrared saunas because they mimic reactions like those caused my moderate exercise, such as vigorous sweating, feeling more energized and invigorated, healthier, noticeable boost in mood and feeling less stress/anxiety and overall feeling more relaxed.

So, if you're looking to add to your wellness or health routine, why not try adding infrared sauna sessions? With so many health benefits what do you have to lose? Enjoy your own private session, no sitting with strangers, plus you can use our sauna's Bluetooth capability to listen to your favorite playlist or podcast during your private session!

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