Infrared Saunas And Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure is when a heart has difficulty pumping blood to other parts of the body. Ventricles inside your heart pump blood through the body, but, when the walls of the ventricle become too weak, then the blood isn’t pushed out and instead stays in the ventricle. Thankfully, our infrared sauna technology is here to help!

How Infrared Saunas Can Help With Congestive Heart Failure

High blood pressure increases your risk of getting heart disease. Numerous studies of infrared saunas show that over time, frequent use can balance out unhealthy blood pressure. Combined with activity and motion the sauna may lower high blood pressure, normalize blood flow, and make the general health of the patient more pleasant. Easing suffering symptoms is the beginning of overcoming congestive heart failure. If the muscles and joints are relaxed and pain free, then working out for the patient will become easier.

An infrared sauna can be used as a supplement treatment to a prescribed doctor’s treatment in most cases. Always consult the doctor before starting up infrared sessions as a treatment or preventative measure. Overall, an infrared sauna will not make symptoms worse or damage the heart in any way. The heart rate never reaches higher than that of a light jog in most users but may still easily burn 200 to 300 calories per session. This is a healthy way to maintain body weight and balance out a salty diet.


Science Backs Using Infrared Saunas For Congestive Heart Failure

Researchers studied 20 patients diagnosed with CHF to take 10 infrared sauna sits over a 14-day period. Each session was followed by 30 minutes of bed rest, covered with a blanket. Another 10 CHF patients were treated only with bed rest. At the end of the study, the 10 patients in the control (bed rest only) group showed no changes, while the sauna group reported improvement in dilation of brachial artery after just 10 saunas sits. Furthermore, 17 out of 20 in the sauna treatment group showed an improvement with clinical CHF symptoms.

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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