Infrared Saunas And High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, which is also popularly called "hypertension", is a common disorder that is usually a risk for heart disease.

How Infrared Saunas Can Help With High Blood Pressure

Medical studies have shown that infrared saunas are helpful in treating heart problems, including high blood pressure. A key benefit of using a Good Health Saunas' infrared sauna to treat high blood pressure is that by sitting in the sauna for just 20 minutes may cause reactions that are similar to those caused by moderate exercise. This is beneficial as a lack of physical activity is one of the risk factors for high blood pressure. The healthy heat generated by an infrared saunas also may relax and open up blood vessels because it penetrates deep into your skin. This key feature allows for more effective blood flow, which may lower blood pressure.

Stress, a causative factor when it comes to high blood pressure, can also be reduced by enjoying a 20 to 30 minute session in an infrared sauna from Good Health Saunas. Infrared saunas run at significantly lower temperatures than traditional hot rock saunas, so if you cannot tolerate the high heat of a regular sauna, an infrared sauna is the perfect match for you!


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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