Getting healthy? No sweat! Okay, some sweat, but in the best ways possible: the infrared sauna!
Many people have heard of saunas, though the knowledge of infrared saunas seems to be less commonly known. Fortunately, infrared saunas are becoming more popular and easier to find and get. Infrared saunas provide a host of health and wellness benefits to support a number of outcomes. Below we’ll discuss the amazing benefits that can be had by sitting in an infrared sauna!
The Difference Between Traditional & Infrared Saunas
Dry heat saunas get hotter (approximately 160–195 degrees), which can cause people to get overheated, dehydrated, and drained. Traditional saunas make you sweat simply because you’re in a room of hot, dry air, essentially heating you from the outside in. On the other hand, infrared saunas don’t get as hot (approximately 120–140 degrees), making for a gentler experience. Though not as hot, the infrared light is stimulating the body from the inside out, which among other things causes a deeper, better sweat.
Essentially, the primary difference is not only the degree of heat but the method of heating that’s causing you to sweat.
What Is Infrared
Infrared saunas are saunas that essentially use the infrared light to create heat. This infrared light wavelength is what produces so many amazing health benefits. This (far) infrared light is the same type of heat that is produced by the sun but without any of the negative effects of solar radiation. The Journal of Medicine reads that infrared sauna use is even safe for kids, pregnant women, and the heart. Infrared light has been studied by scientists for many years and is shown to be safe & effective without any adverse effects. Interestingly, NASA has even been known to use infrared heat to help maintain cardiovascular conditioning in their astronauts!
Health Benefits of Infrared Saunas
There are many possible health benefits to regular infrared sauna use. Some of these possible benefits include:
- Deep cellular detoxification
- Reduces pain, both muscular & joint
- Reduces inflammation
- Boosts tissue healing
- Boosts immunity
- Improves arthritis
- Burns calories, boosts metabolism & boosts weight loss
- Improves circulation
- Stimulate endorphins (the happy chemicals), to help combat depression and other mental disorders
- Kill bad bacteria, pathogens & parasites
- Aid in healing damaged or aged skin (including sun damage & wrinkles)
- Improves acne & improves complexion
- Improves eczema & psoriasis
- Can reduce high blood pressure
- Can boost and improve digestion
- Helps improve quality of sleep
- Boosts relaxation
- Can decrease the side effects of diabetes
There are few, if any, people who couldn’t stand to reap benefits from infrared sauna use! If you’re someone looking to boost or maintain your health, wellness, or fitness, an infrared sauna could do wonders for you, both mentally and physically!
The good news is that these saunas are becoming more widely available. If, however, one is not available near you, they are relatively inexpensive (ranging anywhere from around $700–5000 depending on size, brand, etc.), don’t take up much space (aren’t built in), and can even be placed on carpet! They’re easy to assemble and are very energy efficient, costing approximately 10–15 cents per half-hour session!
Effortlessly boost your health and wellness by utilizing the many benefits of infrared saunas!