Infrared saunas give off heat that surrounds you and penetrates deeply into your joints, muscles, and tissues leading to an array of benefits. Many clients prefer infrared saunas over traditional saunas since the heat isn’t as overwhelming and because infrared sauna sessions come with an array of benefits. Read on to learn 9 ways you could benefit from using an infrared sauna.
Infrared Sauna Benefits:
Weight Loss/Increased Metabolism:
One of the most popular infrared sauna benefits is weight loss and increased metabolism. The increase in core temperature by the heat generated by infrared sauna also leads to an increased heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate. Due to this, your body can burn calories, which can result in weight loss while you are relaxing in total comfort. Some studies have shown a 30-minute infrared sauna session to burn roughly 600 calories!
Another infrared sauna benefit is that the heat penetrates tissue, joints and muscles which can relieve pains from minor aches to chronic pains from fibromyalgia and other chronic conditions. It can also reduce inflammation, increase circulation and relax muscles to promote pain relief.
Immune System Boost:
Infrared saunas boost your immune system in a few different ways:
1)The heat in an infrared sauna stimulates the body’s production of white blood cells – your body’s first line of defense when fighting infections.
2) Infrared saunas raise your core body temperature, inducing an artificial fever. Fevers are the body’s natural way of strengthening and accelerating the immune system.
3) Infrared saunas stimulate cell regeneration which can help your body dispose and replace old or damaged cells that could be slowing down your immune response.
4) Infrared saunas reduce stress and balances cortisol levels. Since we know high stress & cortisol levels inhibit the immune system, removing these hindrances allows you immune system to resume working effectively.
Infrared sauna helps in detoxification of the body by heating the body directly which results in the rise in core temperature of the body. This results in deep detoxifying sweat on a cellular level which removes the toxins inside. Compared to traditional saunas, infrared saunas help remove several times more toxins. Detoxifying the body not only improves the immune system of the body, but also helps with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and other diseases
Cellulite occurs in 90% of woman. These superficial pockets of trapped fat create an uneven dimpling typically on the thighs, buttock, and abdomen. Thankfully, Infrared saunas are very effective at reducing the appearance of cellulite. Infrared saunas increase heart rate and blood circulation which reverses the accumulation of liquids in fat cells. This helps reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Improve Mood & Cognitive Function:
When it comes to infrared sauna benefits, mood improvement cannot be stated enough. Infrared sauna sessions trigger your body to release endorphins acting as a mood booster and natural pain reliever. It also lowers cortisol levels, leading to less stress and a more relaxed feeling.
The heat from infrared saunas stimulates a molecule in the brain, BDNF, that is responsible for stimulating the growth of new neuronal cells and protects new neurons from damage. Infrared saunas also stimulate norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter. These are all factors in improving cognitive function and performance.
Infrared saunas also provide an anti-aging benefit by healing the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin through near infrared wavelengths. These wavelengths restore a youthful appearance to the skin by stimulating collagen production, improving overall skin tone and reducing wrinkles. This technology can also remove toxins from pores and improve circulation for softer, clearer and healthier looking skin.
Reduce High Blood Pressure & Increase Heart Health:
According to a review of all studies available, infrared saunas promote a deep sweat which induce faster heart rate, increased blood flow and help circulation. People who used infrared saunas regularly saw their blood pressure lowered and had a lower risk of congestive heart failure.
Improves Circulation & Decreases Inflammation:
Infrared sauna can improve circulation through increased core body temperature to stimulate blood flow which not only increases muscle recovery, but also leads to a decrease in inflammation and pain after intense exercise. Several studies have shown Infrared Sauna sessions can help with inflammatory diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, kidney disease, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and asthma.
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