How Infrared Saunas Can Help With Colds And Flu
Sitting in a Good Health Saunas' infrared sauna when you have a cold or the flu increases blood flow. The heat opens up blood vessels so that more blood can be transported easily. This easier transportation of blood means that the immune cells in your body, which are also carried in your blood, may be able to reach the infection faster and help you fight off the cold or flu quicker. Because the infrared light used in a sauna heats your body from the inside out, it may raise your body temperature enough to kill the microbes causing the cold. Heat is also excellent for treating pain, and may help you “sweat out the cold”, which can end up relieving related nasal congestion.VIEW OUR SAUNA MODELS
Science Backs Using Infrared Saunas For Colds And Flu
In one research study, the researchers found that a type of immune cell called CD8 cytotoxic T-cell increases when heat is introduced. CD8 T-cells specifically fight off viral infections. We already mentioned that viruses cause colds and the flu. And so what you do by exposing yourself to a hot sauna when you have a cold or the flu is that you may in fact practically boost your immune to fight for you. How amazing is that?
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.