Three Health Benefits of Using an Infrared Sauna

Infrared saunas work differently than the steam saunas that you may be used to relaxing in at the health club or gym. Whether you’re looking for a change in your health routine or you are feeling stressed, there are many reasons to consider the use of an infrared sauna as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Detoxification

When your body sweats, impurities and toxins are released from your system. The infrared energy allows all of your skin to act in the detoxification process, rather than just the parts of your body that have sweat glands.

Relaxation

When you are feeling stressed or tired from all of the pressures of everyday life, an infrared sauna session is a great choice. As you spend time in the heat, your body’s production of cortisol, a potent stress hormone, is lowered. Your muscles can relax and release their tension from days or weeks of strain and pressure.

Pain Relief

As tense and tight muscles relax during an infrared sauna treatment, you may notice that you feel fewer aches and pains. Strained muscles are painful, especially when they are strained for days or weeks at a time. The heat from an infrared sauna can also help to reduce inflammation in your joints. Instead of applying a hot compress that could damage your skin, an infrared sauna can help you to lower inflammation in several joints, such as both knees and ankles, at once.

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