Why should you enjoy infrared sauna therapy at home?
Saunas have a long history of delivering health and wellness benefits and have been used by cultures all over the world. However, the infrared sauna is an upgrade to the sauna technology of days gone by. From detoxing, to losing weight and improving mood there are some fantastic benefits that make the infrared sauna worth its weight in gold.
Sauna therapy for better skin
Saunas have always been a great way to improve skin quality, as sweating removes bacteria from the surface of the skin and helps to renew and refresh. The impact of an infrared sauna on circulation also helps to improve aesthetics, as the heat opens up blood vessels and helps to eliminate toxins.
Losing weight in the sauna
Can you lose weight just by sitting still and relaxing in an infrared sauna? The science says yes. The heat in an infrared sauna will bring your body temperature up and this also results in a faster heart rate. As your body seeks to adjust to that increased heart rate it will burn calories to do so. An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association estimated this to be about 600 calories per half an hour in an infrared sauna.
Essential chill out time
It’s very difficult to switch off from the demands of modern life these days. We are increasingly bombarded with stimulation and many of us find it more and more difficult to relax. Spending time in an infrared sauna helps to balance out levels of cortisol, which is a key stress hormone in the body. The heat of the infrared sauna acts to relax the muscles and help deeper relaxation that has more whole body impact.
Time spent in an infrared sauna has a very positive impact on body circulation. The heat raises the body temperature and circulation increases in response. Regularly spending time in an infrared sauna, in particular middle-infrared level, can provide considerable boost to circulation, improving blood flow which also has a positive impact on helping to decrease pain and inflamed muscles and joints. If you regularly suffer from pain, whether that’s mild discomfort after exercise, or ongoing pain in joints or muscles, the joint relaxing and stimulating impact of the infrared sauna could help to improve how you feel on a daily basis.
Detoxifying the body
Infrared saunas are particularly well known for their detoxifying impact on the body. Many toxins leave the body via sweat, as opposed to blood or urine, so regular sauna sessions are an important part of a detoxifying routine. An infrared sauna can help with some of the heavier toxins, including mercury, lead and a wide range of environmental chemicals, leaving your entire body more balanced and toxin free.
The investment of an infrared sauna isn’t just about the aesthetic improvements it can help you to achieve, it’s also a great way to improve wellness and to help with ongoing pain management. If you’d like to find out more about the benefits of an infrared sauna please get in touch.