What is the role of the Infrared Sauna in pain relief?
Chronic pain involves inflammation. Inflammation can be improved with regular sauna use. Researchers studying (Heat Responsive Pain) have noted remarkable benefits by using continuous low level heat for the treatment of upper and lower body back pain, as well as joint pain and conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis and irritable bowel. By heating the tissues, we experience a vasodilatation of peripheral blood vessels which can be beneficial in reducing muscle spasms, joint stiffness and achiness, as well as general aches and pains. There is also evidence that when used 24-48 hours post injury, far infrared energy can reduce the time it takes for your body to heal sprains and strains. This is due to increased blood circulation which carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscle, so they recover faster. Muscles relax most readily when tissues are warm, for greater flexibility and range of motion.
How does the Infrared Sauna support relaxation?
The American Institute of Stress estimates that 75-90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related problems. Long-term stress can lead to high blood pressure, weight gain, and weakening of the immune system. Increased circulation triggers the release of endorphins, loosening tight muscles and making you feel better all over. Infrared saunas help you relax leaving you feeling refreshed every time, relaxing the mind, body spirit.
What is the Infrared Sauna’s role in cell health?
Stimulating the circulatory system the infrared therapy fully oxygenates the body’s cells. The better your blood circulates the better your cell health will be. It also opens the nasal passages and assist the sinuses to drain. Raising the body temperature causes infections to heal more quickly. Hyperthermia or fever therapy help combat infections and even cancer. Our bodies develop fever when ill to enhance metabolism and help kill germs. By raising the body temperature by one to three degrees, a far infrared sauna session mimics a fever, which triggers an immune system response and enables the body to fight bacteria and viruses.
How does the infrared sauna improve skin problems?
This is at the base of anti-aging technology. Regular use has been shown to increase the production on collagen that prevents wrinkles making skin look radiant with improved skin tone and increased elasticity. The profuse sweating achieved after just a few minutes in an infrared sauna carries off deeply embedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and immaculately clean. Increased circulation draws the skin's own natural nutrients to the surface. This has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions, scarring and cuts.
How does the infrared sauna improve flexibility and range of motion?
An infrared sauna is perfect as a "heat therapy room" for athletes looking for a pre-workout warm-up to warm up muscles and increase flexibility, helping to prevent injury. It's also ideal for pre-warm-up for physical therapy and massage therapy, or for a relaxing, wind-down at the end of a stress-filled day.