Health Benefits Of Infrared Saunas
Infrared Saunas Have Many Health Benefits
For over 25 years Chinese and Japanese researchers have conducted extensive research on infrared treatments. Studies have shown that infrared saunas have numerous positive health benefits and significant positive effects on many common ailments. In fact an infrared society composed of medical doctors and physical therapists has been established in Japan to continue research into the benefits of radiant infrared therapy as method of healing the body, and today people all over the world are using infrared saunas to improve their quality of life. Each year tens of thousands of people turn to the relief that infrared saunas has to offer.
Your skin is the largest organ of your body and just below it is the subcutaneous fatty layer. The fatty tissue holds on to impurities within the body and the infrared rays emitted from the sauna penetrate into the body tissue stimulating the fat cells releasing the accumulation of toxins that they have been storing. The body rids these toxins through the skin in the form of sweat. This is often called “Infrared Sauna Detox”.
The ability of infrared waves to stimulate the flow of blood and the release of toxins are what makes infrared therapy so effective with a variety of different illnesses. A build up to toxins within our bodies are at the core of many different health concerns. Removal of toxins can help relieve a variety of symptoms and diseases including: Acne, Allergies, Anxiety, Asthma, Depression, Digestive Disorders, Headaches, Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, Joint Stiffness, Muscle Pain, Mental Stress. This is “Sauna Detox” at it’s best.
Infrared Saunas And Weight Loss
Many of us around the world are in search of an effective and safe weight loss, and the infrared sauna is just the answer. Weight loss from perspiration is temporary and quickly regained through fluid intake, however the calories burned will not be replaced!
Saunas as an addition or replacement for physical exercise? Sometimes the weather may not cooperate with your outdoor exercise routine, and maybe you have no alternative for a foul weather workout. But this will not prevent you from enjoying the benefits of a warmth of soothing infrared rays right at home!
Astonishingly it is possible to burn upwards to 600 calories in a single 30 minute session in an infrared sauna. That is a lot of calories in a short amount of time with little physical excerise. Compare this list of activities to burning up to 600 calories in a 30 minute sauna session: Running (590), Swimming (300), Tennis (265), Cycling (225), Walking (150), Golfing (150) and Bowling (150). As you can see, the calories burned with the infrared sauna are substantial!
Saunas And Sports Injuries:
Infrared saunas are effective at speeding up the recovery process in damaged or injured muscle tissue and ligaments. Infrared waves penetrates deep into the muscle tissue, increasing blood circulation and assisting with tissue repair. Infrared heat also helps in the reduction of lactic acids, allowing tight and worn-out muscles to relax. The penetrating infrared heat of the sauna can also help ease the pain of a muscle sprain (after administration of cold and compression).
Just as infrared saunas help chronic pain sufferers, they can also help ease joint pain in athletes. The relaxation of the muscles controlling the joints enhances the healing and recovery process.
Remember, your skin is your body’s largest organ, so taking good care of it is always a good idea. If spending time outdoors, remember to wear sunscreen to protect yourself from the ravages of the sun’s harmful UV rays. We all know that sometimes a little sunshine on your face makes you feel great, but the harmful UV rays are bad for our skin and make it look aged before it’s time. The good news is there is a way to enjoy the warmth of the sun without the harsh UV rays. And an infrared sauna will help improve the look, feel and overall health of your skin without the worry of overexposure to UV light.
There is truth to the notion of infrared waves clearing up skin blemishes too. The perspiration that takes place helps remove harmful toxins from your pores, while the increased blood circulation brings fresh nutrients to the skin’s surface. The process of removing toxins from within the skin can greatly improve issues like eczema, acne and others. The increase in blood circulation to the skin and subcutaneous tissue from an infrared sauna is a major factor in toning, tightening and rejuvenation of your skin.
As you can see there are many benefits of the infrared sauna, and we have only touched on a few. I believe that once you give an infrared sauna a chance, you will be hooked.