Infrared Saunas And Sciatica

Sciatica is a symptom of that entails some type of problem with the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, which controls the muscles in the back of your knee and lower legs. The sciatic nerve also allows you to feel the back of the thigh and the soles of your feet. Thankfully, infrared sauna technology may help if you have issues with this nerve.

How Infrared Saunas Can Help With Sciatica

Heat therapy has long been used in medicine to relax muscles, open up blood vessels to encourage blood floor and has positive effects on your nervous system. Within just a few minutes of the soothing heat that comes from a Good Health Saunas' infrared sauna, you may experience relaxation of knotted muscles, and your body will begin to circulate blood better. Improved circulation of your blood will deliver more oxygen to your brain which in turn will leave you feeling rejuvenated and restored both in body and mind! Infrared heat also may help because it's absorbed 1-2 inches below the skin. Because it has been shown to penetrate deeper than other methods, the infrared rays from our Good Health Saunas models will encourage tissue repair, all while relaxing and calming aggravated nerves.


Science Backs Using Infrared Saunas For Sciatica

Infrared saunas are excellent for nerve pain, and studies have shown that infrared light can reduce chronic back pain by 50%. Furthermore, researchers have shown that damaged nerves are repaired when they are exposed to infrared light. Another study done supported by the Mayo Clinic showed that infrared light reduced nerve pain significantly.

Written Testimonials

An overall invigorating experience! As a personal trainer/physical therapy tech for 20 yrs and having worked at many gyms with traditional saunas, I can honestly say that my experience with a Good Health Sauna was markedly better than the gym saunas. Being an avid weight lifter in my early 50’s, I noticed a few more aches in my joints, especially during the winter months in Wisconsin. To try to remedy this I would sit in the gym sauna prior to my lifting sessions to warm up my muscles and joints. I could usually only handle about 5 minutes or so before my throat and lungs would feel a mild burning sensation, which was uncomfortable, so I would leave. It helped my muscles and joints minimally and temporarily. One of my personal training clients recommended the Good Health Sauna. I was able try one out at their show at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds exhibit hall and was immediately convinced! I was able to comfortably sit in it for 15 minutes with no throat or lung burn! And I felt relief in my joints! After purchasing one, I can comfortably sit in it for 45 to 60 minutes with no issues! My joint pain is virtually gone and I feel much better overall! I highly recommend a Good Health Sauna!!

- Michael Laube, Customer

We bought our Good Health Sauna at the Iowa state fair and have now been enjoying it for a year! We love how it warms us up in the winter months, and it feels amazing on the joints and muscles. Overall we would say we feel much more healthy as a result of using it. Every member of the Good Health Saunas team from sales to delivery and office staff have been thorough and courteous and we feel well cared for as customers. If you are even considering an infrared sauna, don’t wait! You will LOVE it!

- Jim Patch, Customer

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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