Saunas have been used for years to treat a number of conditions, as well as to reduce pain, inflammation, and relax the body. Infrared saunas are similar to traditional saunas in their benefits. However, many people claim that infrared saunas are more beneficial. This is due to the fact that the infrared light warms the body faster and to a higher temperature than warmed air. Here is what you need to know about the benefits of infrared saunas.
There are many reported health benefits of infrared saunas. In addition to soothing the body and mind, the following benefits may be enjoyed with regular use.
- Improved sleep
- Support in weight loss efforts
- Pain relief from sore or overworked muscles
- Pain relief from arthritis and other joint conditions
- Clearer and firmer skin
- Improved circulation
These benefits are similar to traditional sauna benefits, but because the infrared light warms the body directly rather than just the air around you, these benefits are achieved with less time in the sauna.
Infrared saunas have also been increasingly used to treat certain medical conditions. Some limited clinical trials have been conducted to determine how time in an infrared sauna can improve some health conditions. A few of the results of successful infrared sauna treatment include:
- Symptom reduction of chronic fatigue syndrome
- Muscle recovery after strength training
- Decrease in blood pressure with repeated use
Clinical trials and studies looking into other benefits and conditions for infrared saunas are ongoing. There may be many other benefits and health conditions that could be treated.
If you are interested in trying infrared sauna treatment for yourself, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.