Infrared Saunas And Hypertension

Infrared saunas have been proven to help combat a variety of health conditions, and that includes hypertension. Nearly one in five adults in the United States suffers from hypertension, a disorder that is commonly referred to as “high blood pressure” or “HBP”. With hypertension, blood creates excess pressure against the lining of blood vessel walls, and this added force usually arises from the heart working harder to bypass the resistance of the blood vessels. Thankfully, infrared sauna technology may help!

How Infrared Saunas Can Help With Hypertension

Good Health Saunas' infrared saunas work to lower your blood pressure and the risks associated with hypertension in several different ways. As has been well documented in medical literature, poor circulation can lead to pain in the limbs, water retention, poor sleep, reduced mental sharpness, and reduced oxygen flow to the organs. Poor circulation can elevate blood pressure, which can in turn lead to even further reduced circulation, exacerbating both conditions. Infrared saunas promote healthy circulation by stimulating the body, increasing the heart rate, and dilating the blood vessels in a similar way as a moderate exercise such as jogging. Unlike traditional saunas, infrared saunas use radiant heat instead of convection heat. This radiant heat not only creates a deeper sense of relaxation, but also allows infrared sauna users to spend more time relaxing in their saunas. Additionally, infrared saunas can be used to lower systolic blood pressure. This same effect reduces pressure against the lining of the heart and arteries, thereby reducing your chances of experiencing a stroke or heart attack. Since cardiac events are more common in men, it’s worth pointing out that men who frequently use an infrared sauna reduce their risks of experiencing a fatal heart attack.


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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