Benefits of infrared sauna therapy
This post has been a LONG time coming! I first posted about infrared sauna therapy on Instagram months ago and immediately received a ton of questions - what is it? what are the benefits? AND (mostly) where can I experience this myself? I'll try to answer these questions here + share a bit more about what to expect if you choose to try infrared sauna yourself! Alright, let's get right to it!
What is infrared sauna therapy? Infrared saunas use heat and light to relax and detoxify the body. These saunas omit infrared light waves that create heat in the body, causing you to sweat and release stored toxins. The depth of heat warms muscles, joins and relieves aches, pains and reduces inflammation Throughout the entire body. Kills bacteria inside the body as well as increases relaxation and sleep.
What are the benefits of infrared sauna therapy? In addition to helping your body release stored toxins, infrared saunas can help you lose weight, relax, relieve unwanted pain, increase your circulation, and purify your skin. The biggest researched benefit seems to be the coronary benefits, most notably in their ability to help normalize blood pressure and reduce the chance of congestive heart failure.
Are all saunas the same? There are three different levels of infrared sauna: near, middle, and far. These different levels represent the different sizes in infrared wavelengths and refer to the intensity of the treatment. Most people find that:
near-infrared levels are best for wound healing and increased immune function