The Amazing Health Benefits of an Infrared Sauna
You’re probably asking yourself, “Can infrared saunas really improve my health?” To which we have to respond with a resounding, “Yes!” But, like you, we were sceptics once, too. So, we absolutely understand you may not be familiar with how something as seemingly simple as far-infrared light can actually help you lose weight, detoxify your body, purify your skin, improve blood circulation, and help prevent some of the most life-threatening diseases of our age.
While we can’t fit all the health benefits an infrared sauna can provide in one blog post, we will explain how GHS® customers are using their infrared saunas to look better, feel better, and give their health a boost. So, let’s get started!
For Your Heart!
As reported in the American Medical Association’s own in-house, peer-reviewed journal, there is a statistically significant correlation between infrared sauna use and improved cardiovascular health. So how does it work? The heat from infrared saunas increases blood flow and heart rate in similar ways as traditional aerobic and cardiovascular exercises.
Lose those Love Handles
As previously mentioned, researchers quoted in the Journal of the American Medical Association demonstrated that the heat-penetrating action of infrared saunas has similar effects to the fat-burning mechanisms of jogging and other metabolism-elevating exercises. While infrared saunas won’t help you to build muscle, they will help to shed those extra pounds. (Not bad for an activity that only requires you to relax, right?)
Relax the Smart Way
Stress is the modern day killer of Western societies. In fact, over 66% of doctors in North America report that most visits begin with a stress-initiated event. The cure is deep relaxation. As business owners ourselves, we know how difficult it is to turn off that “Go, go, go!” mentality and do the one thing that should come the easiest to us all— simply relax! While many assume sitting on the couch, watching Netflix after a busy day is a great way to wind down, you might as well still be at work, sitting at your desk! The solution is to relax smarter.
The radiant heat of your infrared sauna smooths out all those issues you face during the day. This radiant energy also stimulates your brain’s “feel good” chemicals, dopamine and serotonin. These chemicals also play a part in reducing and alleviating pain, which brings us to our next point — infrared saunas are excellent at treating chronic and short-lasting pain.
Reduce and Alleviate Pain
When your muscles and joints are in pain, your body is trying to tell you it needs time to recover. This is a process that takes time, but for many chronic pain sufferers, that time for healing never comes. Infrared saunas function in similar ways to acupressure, massage, and other holistic techniques, but with the added benefits of enhanced blood circulation and deep-penetrating heat to the muscles, joints, spine, neck, and surrounding tissues — the exact places you need relief the most!
Look Years Younger
Over the years, the elastin and collagen within our skin begin to degenerate, creating the appearance of furrows, creases, and wrinkles. The far-infrared light found in GHS® infrared saunas helps to:
• Increase circulation to the skin
• Stimulate collagen production
• Enhance DNA and RNA synthesis
• Boost skin-repairing fibroblasts
• Fuel ATP production (your body’s cell repair engine)
• …and much more
While far-infrared is a part of the natural light spectrum, it does not have the skin-aging effects common with tanning beds and UV light from the sun. In fact (as you read above) — it’s the exact opposite and simply one of the best ways to stimulate and re-energize your skin!
Remove Harmful Toxins
Even the most health-minded person has some level of toxins in their body — especially in Western societies that are exposed to synthetic-based toxins each and every day. These toxins are in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the foods we eat. With repeated exposure, these toxins take their toll on our minds and bodies. When the body is unable to expel these toxins by itself, you may begin to feel sluggish, have difficulty concentrating, or become sick more often than usual. Most people will chock these symptoms off to not eating right or not getting enough rest or exercise. But, in reality, environmental toxins are overloading these individuals — and you may be one of them.
Enhancing your blood circulation and flushing these toxins out of your organs can help you to reclaim your health and energy!
Be Sure to Talk to Your Doctor
While we just mentioned some of the many health benefits infrared sauna users experience on a regular basis, we want to state that all types of therapy, even natural therapies like far-infrared saunas, should only be used with the full knowledge of your family doctor or health specialist. While far-infrared light therapy is generally safe, they do deliver actual therapeutic benefits, and should therefore be used as any other form of treatment.
GHS® infrared saunas have proven to increase blood circulation, lower blood pressure, clarify the skin, and deliver many other health benefits. But, these changes (although positive for a vast majority) may not be suitable for individuals with existing life-threatening conditions such as a brain tumor, multiple sclerosis, unstable angina pectoris, or a recent heart attack.
We started GHS® after discovering infrared saunas’ benefits in our lives. Today, we carry on that same “people-first” mentality in working to bring infrared saunas to homes throughout North America. Our company exists to improve the lives of our customers.
Because Your Health and Happiness Matter
There’s no replacement for great health and living a happy, productive life. And, having your own GSH® infrared sauna in your own home is a smart way to offset the average person’s medical-related costs many times over (to say nothing of our saunas’ fantastic relaxation benefits).
Lisa from Fort Wayne, Indiana, posted the following review on our Facebook page: “I absolutely love my sauna and use it almost every day! It has made such a difference in my health! I have lupus and winters have been unbearable for years! Thanks to my sauna I’ve not only survived the last 2 winters, but I’ve also felt great! I can’t say enough great things about Good Health Saunas! You have literally saved my life and my sanity!!!”
Thank you, Lisa! It’s reviews like yours that make us realize how important our work and products truly are! If you’re interested in learning how an infrared sauna from GHS® can help improve your health, happiness, and energy levels, talk to one of our associates today!