Infrared Saunas And Cold Hands And Feet

We all know someone who has perpetually cold hands and feet, even when the heat is cranked up to 75 degrees and the fireplace is blazing. Yes, it seems completely obvious that a warm and cozy, 15-minute session in an infrared sauna would help to heat up your hands and feet. but, the warming, health-boosting effects don’t end once you’ve stepped out of the sauna. Infrared saunas help to warm chilly legs, arms, and especially those hands and feet.

How Infrared Saunas Can Help With Cold Hands And Feet

When you enter a Good Health Saunas' infrared sauna, the heat radiating off the carbon and ceramic heating elements penetrates several inches below the surface of the skin, unlike traditional saunas that heat the air around you. What this deep-penetrating heat does is open up your capillaries, extending additional blood flow to, you guessed it, hands, feet, and limbs that often do not get enough blood flow. The other way this heating action works is by helping you to produce a healthy flow of sweat. The sweat and increased circulation helps remove some of those toxins that complicate your sympathetic nervous system and circulatory systems. This rise in blood flow is actually similar to what you would expect during a moderate workout, raising circulating blood from five to seven quarts per minute, to a heart-pumping, hand-and foot-warming, 13 quarts per minute.


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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