Saunas are so much more than simply steam.
They are linked to countless health benefits when used regularly. In a way, consider it a bonus that saunas offer an indulgent experience that calms your mind, your body, and your senses… while improving your health.
The deep sweat induced by saunas causes the heart to pump faster, increasing blood flow, lowering blood pressure, and helping circulation. Research shows that using a sauna several times a week lowers blood pressure long-term.
While we don’t always associate sweat with comfort, sweating is necessary for your health. As the body’s natural way to heal and stay healthy, sweating offers a safe way to release toxins from your cells. Using a sauna increases a person’s core temperature – which gives the user a deep, detoxifying sweat to release toxins at the cellular level.
As a person’s core temperature rises, there is an increase in blood flow similar to what occurs during exercise. Consistent sauna use – especially infrared saunas – can double blood flow’s normal rate.
Using an infrared sauna stimulates your circulatory system, bringing more oxygen into the cells. Increased circulation removes toxins, aids in muscle recovery, and strengthens the immune system.
Saunas provide soothing and therapeutic heat, which increases relaxation and improves the user’s sleep. A deep tissue sweat leaves the user refreshed after every session.
Using an infrared sauna improves the user’s skin tone and reduces wrinkles. The near infrared wavelength is known to be highly effective in healing both the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin.
An infrared sauna session can burn nearly 600 calories while you relax. (Trust us – the science proves it!) As your body works to cool itself off, there is an increase in heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate – all which cause the body to burn more calories.
As you sit in a sauna, the heat penetrates tissue, joints, and muscle to relieve a variety of aches and pains – from minor nuisances to chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia. Using infrared heat consistently can decrease pain and muscle spasms, as well as decrease recovery time, in all aspects of one’s life.
Sauna sessions greatly enhances the skin’s healing process: it encourages faster cell regeneration and tissue growth. This action allows the body to repair wounds and prevent infections at much faster rates.
Using a sauna increases blood flow to tired and strained muscles after a workout, allowing them to recover and relax quickly. With regular use, we increase our body’s heat tolerance threshold – which can help athletes feel less fatigue and increase their performance over prolonged periods of activity.
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