HEALTH BENEFITS OF SAUNA
CELL HEALTH + MUSCLE RECOVERY + IMMUNITY
Stay healthy with the natural preventive properties of an infrared sauna, which aids in cell health, muscle recovery and overall immunity defense. infrared therapy stimulates the circulatory system, causing the heart to beat more vigorously and blood vessels to dilate, which help cleanse the circulatory system and more fully oxygenate the body’s cells. Better blood circulation means more toxins flow from the cellular level to the skin’s surface to improve cell health, aid in muscle recovery and strengthen the immune system.
Several studies have shown that LEDs stimulate white blood cell production and collagen growth by increasing energy at the cellular level.
A study done at the Medical College of Wisconsin demonstrated that LED-produced near infrared (NIR) helps promote cell health and regeneration². The LEDs in heaters produce infrared in this same range.
A study from The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology concluded that LED near infrared (NIR) restores enzyme activity and reduces cell death by half².
“Regardless of the extent of the injury, someone who regularly uses this type of sauna will recover faster…It doesn’t add additional stress to the body or the injury. It actually works with the body to heal.” -Dr. Jeffrey Spencer – University of Southern California
According to The Doctor’s Prescription for Health Living, infrared heat is one of the best treatments for sprains, strains, muscle spasms, and other injuries associated with sports because it works by penetrating joints, muscles and tissues, speeding oxygen flow and increasing circulation.
LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE
As part of a blood pressure therapy program, regular use of a specifically designed infrared sauna is good for your heart! In the U.S. alone, one in three adults suffers from heart disease, stroke or some other form of cardiovascular disease in their lifetime. High blood pressure increases your risk of getting heart disease, kidney disease or serious stroke.
Tips to Lowering Blood Pressure in an Infrared Sauna
When using an infrared sauna to lower blood pressure, there are a few tips and tricks to make the most of each session. While everybody is different, here are some steps to start :
Step 1: Hydrate
Each day you are planning to use the Sauna, make sure your water intake increases. While our far infrared sauna detoxification isn’t harsh, you are still sweating – some much more than others. The sweat produced in a far infrared sauna is 80 – 85% water, so it is important that before, during, and after your sauna detox session, you drink plenty of water to rehydrate.
Step 2: Set Time Limits
While infrared saunas are not harsh experiences like traditional saunas, it’s best to begin with short sessions until your body has time to adjust. Start with a few minutes at a time, then slowly work up to longer sessions. The optimal time to work towards is 40 minutes.
Step 3: Find the Right Setting
With our sauna, you have the option of choosing your program, time length, and intensity of infrared heat. There are seven wellness presets, once specifically for cardiovascular therapy. This setting uses a blend of near, mid, and far infrared that begins at high intensity to get your heart rate up, then lowers to sustain that rate.
Step 4: Supplement Mineral Loss
No matter what your infrared sauna session entails, you are working up a healthy sweat. Within this sweat are some minerals your body needs to be its healthiest. With frequent use of infrared saunas comes the need to up your mineral intake with supplements. Speak with your doctor or nutritionist to ensure proper type and dosage of supplements.
NATURALLY IMPROVED CIRCULATION
The elevation in body temperature from a sauna session also produces an increase in blood flow that mirrors the benefits of a passive cardiovascular workout. Regular infrared sauna use – especially in the mid-infrared range – has been shown to significantly stimulate blood flow, even after your health sauna session is completed. A cardio workout has never been so relaxing! Another benefit of improved circulation fromsauna use is quick muscle recovery – after your regular workouts. The increased peripheral circulation from our infrared heat reduces inflammation, decreases pain and speeds healing, all important steps in helping the body recover from strenuous activity.
TIPS TO IMPROVE CIRCULATION WHILE IN THE SAUNA:
1. Stretch While in the Sauna
During your Sauna session, perform stretches or a pilates routine in order to make the most of your increased blood circulation. According to one study, this could give you better flexibility, particularly in the hips, hamstrings and lower back. View study for stretching guide.
2. Take a Sauna after Working Out
Not only will fatigued muscles and a tired body appreciate the relaxation of a sauna session after a workout, but the improved blood circulation you experience in a sauna will help ease the aches and pains, loosen the tight spots and increase the rate at which your muscles heal.
3. Use Pure balm
Our Pure balm triples the amount of sweating, therefore increasing blood circulation while also enhancing vasodilatation, effectively lowering your blood pressure.
4. Take Advantage of the Ergonomic Bench + Backrests as well as detox towels and robes
Thesauna offers a chiropractic-consulting bench design that reduces stress on the body and allows for natural improved blood circulation while taking a sauna. So when you are not working out, just sit back and let the chair do the work. The sauna benches are also 10 percent deeper than the standard for the ultimate comfort and are removable to create room for stretching.