How Infrared Saunas Can Help With Diabetes
In addition to reducing high blood pressure, it is important to not underestimate the importance of relaxation when it comes to using an infrared sauna to help combat diabetes. Unlike traditional saunas or steam baths, infrared sauna treatment is a renewing time for you to relax and unwind! And, thanks to an air temperature that’s lower and less humid than traditional saunas or steam baths, the infrared sauna is energizing and just the boost your tired body needs. The natural infrared rays emitted during sauna diabetes therapy penetrate deep into your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments, actually increasing circulation within the cells. Infrared sauna diabetes therapy can increase microcirculation and, as a result, relieve pain and swelling. Your body will also flush toxins which leaves you with an overall great feeling. New research also shows that far-infrared rays from regular sauna diabetes treatment can inhibit bacterial growth, helping to prevent and reduce the chance of infection. An infrared sauna is definitely an asset to have to deal with symptoms of diabetes.VIEW OUR SAUNA MODELS
Science Backs Using Infrared Saunas For Diabetes
In a study published by researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada, patients with diabetes enjoyed 20-minute sessions in an infrared sauna three times weekly for 3 months. After 3 months, high blood pressure, which is typically associated with diabetes, was significantly reduced in diabetes patients who used infrared saunas. Furthermore, they reported that people were more likely to want to sit in an infrared sauna for 20 minutes than other lifestyle modifications.
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.