Using a Sauna for Crohn’s Disease
Crohn’s disease is largely defined by inflammation, and that’s exactly where saunas and Crohn’s disease collide. The disease’s many painful symptoms are all ignited by the body’s natural response to protect itself from irritation—in the case of Crohn’s disease, this irritation is likely caused by diet. But controlling your diet is not the only way to ease the cramping, diarrhea and intestinal damage caused by Crohn’s.
So how do saunas and Crohn’s disease treatment plans mix? By adding regular visits to an infrared sauna, Crohn’s disease treatment plans can prevent dietary irritation, relieve symptoms when irritations do occur, and rejuvenate your body for the day ahead.
It all comes down to how an infrared sauna works. The infrared light rays emitted penetrate deep into the fat and muscles of the body to raise your body temperature. As a result, you blood circulation improves. And here’s the best part, better blood flow can mean decreased pain and inflammation. That means, just by sitting, you can be easing your pain caused by Crohn’s disease and reducing the inflammation that causes it.
Plus, in your sauna, Crohn’s disease treatment doesn’t have to feel limiting or tiring. Instead, it’s a renewing time for you to relax and unwind! And thanks to an air temperature that’s lower and less humid than traditional saunas or steam baths, the infrared sauna is energizing—just the boost your tired body needs.