Sauna

Benefits of Infrared Sauna

Sweating:

Sweating is a gentle, yet powerful, detoxification tool. An infrared sauna raises the core body temperature directly instead of heating the air like traditional saunas. The heat is able to penetrate much deeper, stimulating a much more vigorous sweat using less heat. When we sweat, our bodies expel toxins— including cellular waste, heavy metals, & other environmental toxins. Many toxins reside deep within our tissues. Heating the body up from the inside out assists in the release!

Relaxation:

Studies show that stress negatively impacts our physiology in many ways. Addressing stress plays a critical role in the healing process. Sitting in an infrared sauna is a very relaxing experience. IR sauna promotes relaxation by helping to balance your body’s level of cortisol, the primary stress hormone that is released during fight or flight. The muscles also relax releasing tension and physical stress. This process activates your parasympathetic nervous system to induce a more relaxed state.

Pain Relief:

Heat is incredibly beneficial for pain & inflammation. As the infrared sauna warms up the body, it helps to soothe aching muscles, joints, and body pain. A 2008 study published in Internal Medicine, showed that patients with chronic pain saw their pain levels drop by nearly 70% after their first session of infrared sauna therapy. Pain scores remained low throughout the observation period. Researchers concluded that IR therapy is an effective treatment for chronic pain. PMID: 18703857

Improved Cardiac Function:

As IR sauna raises your core body temperature, your blood vessels constrict allowing for healthy blood flow mimicking moderate exercise. A 2008 study from The Journal of Cardiology reports that IR sauna therapy improves clinical symptoms and cardiac function. It also decreased heart size in patients with CHF, & repeated sessions improved patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Researchers concluded that saunas play a preventative role in arteriosclerosis. PMID: 18922381

Weight Loss:

As your body heats up, you begin to sweat, release toxins, and burn calories. A 30-minute sauna session can burn up to 600 calories! The increased circulation & heart rate stimulates the same physiology as a workout! Also, high cortisol levels are attributed to fat gain in the midsection. Since IR sauna helps to decrease cortisol levels, this may also play a role in weight loss. Decreasing inflammation also helps to shed weight!

Immune Support:

As IR sauna increases the circulation of oxygen-rich red blood cells, it stimulates the production of white blood cells. WBCs help the body fight off illnesses more effectively. Also, fevers help to fight off infection by allowing certain immune cells to work more efficiently & effectively. Hyperthermia, the exposure of the body to high temps, gives these cells the ability to destroy virus-infected cells & tumor cells. IR sauna can also strengthen the immune system by stimulating cell regeneration. This can help your body dispose of cells that might be old, damaged, or ineffective & replace them with new cells.

Why We Love Therasage InfraRed Sauna: (Use code WILD for 10% off)

✨Full Spectrum Infrared
✨Negative Ions
✨No harmful EMFs, ELFs, or RFs
✨Advanced Earthing Technology
✨Energy Efficient
✨Easy Folding & Storage
✨Portable & Affordable

-Dr Dale

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