You've tried conventional saunas and they're just not your thing. They're unbearably hot and the steam makes the air difficult to breathe. Plus, conventional saunas only make you sweat at the surface of your tissue.
Infrared saunas, on the other hand, are a different story. Much more relaxing and comfortable, these saunas use dry, soothing heat that's well-ventilated. Plus, they offer your health a host of benefits! Here are five of them.
Five reasons to try an infrared sauna
#1: Purifies your skin and keeps it looking youthful
Infrared heat therapy helps purify and detox your skin as well as heals skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema
and acne. What’s more, it helps keep signs of ageing
– like wrinkles and fine lines – at bay by improving skin tone and elasticity. If you have scars or burns, it may just help heal those, too!
#2: Stimulates your body’s natural detoxification process
In today’s modern age, we’re exposed to toxins on a daily basis – and it’s impossible to avoid all of them. Sweating is the safest, most effective natural way to give your body’s natural detoxification process a boost and maintain good help. Infrared heat raises your body temperature and heats up your tissues to stimulate your detoxification system and improve metabolic processes.
#3: Increases heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate
A half-hour infrared sauna session will increase your heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate enough to burn anywhere from 200 to 600 calories! Plus, infrared heat raises causes passive cardiovascular conditioning by pushing up your body’s core temperature. Naturally, your body’s response to infrared heat is to sweat and increase circulation.
When you’re in an infrared sauna, your muscle heat up, which improves your blood flow levels just like exercise does. This also makes infrared heat therapy a potential solution to inflammatory infiltrates exudates and edema. Infrared heat also lowers your blood pressure
helps circulation if you use it a couple of times a week, scientific evidence suggests.
According to research, infrared sauna heat therapy may help ease back, neck and arthritis pain
. It works by penetrating your muscles, tissue and joints to help with all kinds of pain – from minor aches and pains to very painful conditions such as fibromyalgia. Infrared heat therapy may also help speed up recovery time after an injury.
Whether for detoxification, pain relief or simply to relax, an infrared sauna session is sure to give your well-being that much-needed boost!