Infrared Health Sauna Benefits
experience a great deal of positive health benefits with an infrared sauna!
Infrared saunas have time and time again proven to provide multiple health benefits. Sessions in your sauna are reinvigorating and healthy – helping you put your best foot forward! Physically, saunas give your body gentle and persistent heat, which helps fade tension, lets our muscles unwind, and more! Additionally, research has shown that there are other health benefits of a sauna which include helping provide deeper sleeps and reducing colds and flus (with regular use!)
And while the list goes on when it comes to sauna health benefits – the most important benefit of a sauna is that it will leave you feeling relaxed, re-invigorated and feeling your absolute best. You will ultimately live a better life by owning an infrared sauna.
top 5 sauna health benefits
As noted above, there are many infrared sauna health benefits. Those main sauna health benefits include:
Infrared therapy gives your body an all-natural detoxification. Research shows that you can dispel 20% of toxins in an infrared sauna.
Infrared sauna health benefits include weight loss, as the heat increases heart rate and speeds up the metabolic rate and cardiac output.
Infrared saunas thin blood vessels which lowers blood pressure. Thinner blood vessel walls are associated with a reduced chance of heart attacks and strokes.
Research has shown that using a sauna causes increased relaxation due to speeding up the metabolic process, increases the number of leukocytes in your blood, and more!
“Usually, my blood pressure is in the mid to high 130’s. I’ve been using the sauna fairly regularly lately, just had a check up, and my blood pressure has dropped 10 points on the high end…I haven’t changed much else in my life; diet is the same as is my activity level. The only thing that has changed significantly has been my increase in sauna usage… All-in-all the sauna has been one of the better things I have ever purchased!” -Grant Rynders
Can infrared saunas really improve my health?
We are asked this question a lot, to which we have to respond with a resounding, “Yes!” But, like you, we were skeptics 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. Here are a few ways GHS® customers are using their infrared saunas to look better, feel better, and give their health a boost:
Improve your Heart Health
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!