Infrared Saunas And Chronic Infections

All bodies are susceptible to infections. Infections are when foreign organisms, such as bacteria, viruses, or fungi, enter the body and uses it to live, reproduce, and colonize. While some infections are mild, others are life-threatening.

How Infrared Saunas Can Help With Chronic Infections

In infrared saunas, special lamps use light waves to heat our bodies instead of the entire room. A Good Health Saunas' infrared sauna is one of the few mediums that provide healthy heat in a controlled environment. Infrared heat is an invisible electromagnetic wave with a wavelength longer than that of visible light that helps improve blood flow. When a person is sick, their body has a lower temperature and therefore cannot fight off a chronic infection. But, with the help of infrared heat and our customizable heat settings, individuals may raise their internal body temperature to begin fighting against infections.


Science Backs Using Infrared Saunas For Chronic Infections

According to a study published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, raising the body temperature may help your body to fight off fungi, viruses and bacteria. According to an article published by the Telegraphic, researchers found that men who took sauna sits at least two times per week were 30 percent less likely to develop the bacterial infection of pneumonia. The study, which was published by the European Journal of Epidemiology, went on to report that men who sat in a sauna four times or more cut their risk even further, by nearly 40 percent.

Tips for the Best Sauna Experience

1. Stretch before entering the sauna.

Stretching wakes up your body, gets your blood pumping, and increases your flexibility, and these preparations will ensure that your mind, body, and health will see the greatest results after your infrared sauna session.

2. Hydrate your body.

They say you should drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day, and they’re not wrong! Keeping your body hydrated guarantees that you’ll have the stamina to enjoy an entire session of healthy heat in an infrared sauna.

3. Find the right settings.

Not everyone has the same body, so not everyone should have the same settings when it comes to their infrared sauna experience. If you’re looking to truly relax, then you may want to adjust the chromotherapy lighting to our cool blue, turn the heat to a lower temperature, and play some calming tunes. But, if you’re someone who wants to use the infrared sauna to feel energized, then perhaps a radiant orange, higher temperature, and an inspiring music selection is the way to go.

4. Take advantage of the bench.

Our infrared saunas come equipped with a comfortable bench that’s stationed at just the right height, so use it! The bench gives you somewhere to put your feet up to relax, sit calmly if you want to meditate, or provides an area for you to do that stretching we talked about earlier.

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