Infrared Saunas And Soft Tissue Injuries

Infrared saunas have been proven to aid in the fight against a wide range of health conditions, and that includes various soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries are any type of damage to the soft tissues of the body, such as: tendons, ligaments, or muscles. The most common causes of soft tissue injuries are from strains, sprains, blunt impact, and overuse (repetitive strain) injuries. Following a soft tissue injury, there is noticeable swelling, some movement loss to the affected area, as well as bruising. To aid in improving the symptoms of soft tissue injuries, there is infrared sauna heat.

How Infrared Saunas Can Help With Soft Tissue Injuries

Good Health Saunas’ infrared saunas offer key features for combatting soft tissue injury symptoms, and that includes our ceramic and carbon heaters located throughout the sauna, the chromotherapy lighting options inside, and the customizable heat settings. The primary mechanism in which infrared saunas are used to heal soft tissue injuries is through improved blood circulation. It is through blood that cells receive the nutrients they need to regenerate, prevent infection, and recover from injury. The far-infrared heat of infrared saunas that generated all throughout penetrates deep into the body, helping blood vessels to dilate, which promotes healing within the muscles. This action also brings much-needed pain relief to those suffering from soft tissue injuries such as sprains, strains, repetitive strain injuries, and contusions. Did you know that stress and anxiety get in the way of the healing process and negatively impact the immune system? When we are stressed or anxious, our brains secrete stress hormones. The moderate, radiant heat produced by an infrared sauna paired with our soothing chromotherapy lighting options stimulates the “happy chemicals” in your brain, offering a far better relaxation experience than just chilling out on a couch. And last, but not least, another aspect of how infrared saunas work to heal soft tissue injuries: detoxification through healthy heat. Many people use infrared saunas to detoxify the body, and the customizable heat panel in our saunas allows individuals to control just how hot they want things to get. Why is this important to those with soft tissue injuries? Toxins can limit the body’s natural ability to heal itself. By eliminating toxins, such as: heavy metals, dissolved plastics, pesticides, and other health-compromising substances that have no place in the human body, soft tissue injuries simply heal faster.


Written Testimonials

As a former Cheerleader, I still experience knee and back pain. I workout and have no energy after workouts, and didn’t want to get into pre-workout supplements. I recently started using the Good Health Sauna before and after my workouts. My energy has gone up substantially and my knee and back pain have subsided. My arms, legs, and back have gotten looser and I’ve never been more flexible. I would highly recommend getting a Good Health Sauna to add to your daily workout routine!

- Samantha Jane, Customer

I fell in love with the infrared sauna and would recommend it to my friends, family, teammates, and patients! About 2 months ago I had ACL reconstruction surgery. As a recently graduated Doctor or Physical Therapy, my physical therapist and I have spent countless hours addressing the muscle guarding and tightness surrounding my knee. After the infrared sauna this musculature was noticeably more relaxed and the joint itself moved with greater ease. There was a significant decrease in my knee pain/discomfort after the infrared sauna. I would strongly recommend the use of an infrared sauna to my patients to aid in their recovery- physically, physiologically and mentally.

- Gina Scaffidi, 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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