6 Powerful Benefits of Infrared Saunas

What could be more welcoming than a good 40-minute sweat inside a sauna? You tend to feel a bit more relaxed and refreshed afterwards, and it doesn't hurt that the heat supplied by the sauna helps relieve sore and achy muscles. But does it provide any benefits for your overall health and well-being? And if so, then that ultimately eliminates heat sensitive people from those benefits, right?

Nope, and that's the great news. Being sensitive to extreme heat doesn't mean you can't enjoy the benefits of a sauna session. Infrared sauna benefits are equal to a traditional sauna, minus the extreme heat.

What Is An "Infrared" Sauna?

Dissimilar to a traditional sauna, an infrared sauna doesn't make the surrounding air hot. Rather, it employs infrared lamps. Infrared lamps use electromagnetic radiation to directly warm your body. Infrared saunas are able to function at lower temperatures than traditional saunas. This addresses the balance between infrared sauna benefits and disadvantages, ensuring more people can enjoy the wellness advantages they offer.

Manufacturers assert that an infrared sauna is just about 20% of the heat that surrounds the air, while the remaining 80% heats your body directly via the tissues inside your body. Because the heat permeates at a deeper level than warmed air, it allows for a vigorous sweat at a lower temperature.

Benefits of Infrared Saunas

But what specific benefits does an infrared sauna provide? Infrared saunas can:

Detoxify Your Body

Infrared saunas stimulate your sweat glands while releasing more toxins, leaving you feeling refreshed and refreshed. Did you know that there are all sorts of toxins that surround you daily? For instance:

  • Environmental heavy metals
  • Meat packed with hormones
  • Produce packed with pesticides 

Infrared sauna heat assists in stimulating your sweat glands by increasing the circulation of your blood, releasing built up toxins in your body, which are ultimately eliminated by your bowel and liver. 

You can consider routine infrared sauna sessions to support detoxifying your body of amassed metals that are highly toxic, like:

  • Lead
  • Nickel
  • Alcohol
  • Nicotine
  • Mercury
  • Sulfuric acid

Help Burn Calories

Lose weight by doing nothing but relaxing. Did you know that you can burn between 200-400 calories with regular infrared sauna sessions? And, not just water weight, woo-hoo! 

While you're relaxing in the IR sauna, it's actually encouraging your body to pump blood, produce sweat and burn unwanted calories. This allows your body to increase the production of sweat, in an effort to cool itself down, while your heart works harder to pump your blood at an increased rate to boost circulation.

Not only will this increase your metabolism and burn calories while you're relaxing, it continues to work well after the completion of your session.

The results of having a regular infrared sauna session are equivalent to running; as far as your cardiovascular system is concerned. 

Relieve Pain

Whether you're dealing with daily aches and pains or chronic pain, the benefits of an infrared sauna session include:

  • Relieving tension
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Recovery of your muscles
  • Relieving aches and pains

When your body receives intense heat from an infrared sauna session, it helps your blood vessels dilate, which works to heal soft tissue and muscle trauma. The enhanced circulation of blood delivers oxygen-rich blood to muscles that have depleted oxygen so that they can recover quicker, and it removes metabolic waste products. 

Additionally, the heat originating from the sauna will help in reducing muscle spasms and nerve pain by supplying heat to the joints in your muscles and fibers. When your muscles are heated, they tend to relax, which allows greater flexibility and improved range of motion.

Boost Your Immune System

An infrared sauna session can naturally promote immune health, as it removes metabolic waste products. If your immune system is unhealthy, you are indeed vulnerable to illness.

Each session in an infrared sauna aids in strengthening your immune system, this keeps it robust and militant. 

Every 40-minute infrared sauna session works by raising your core body temperature, which triggers a faux fever. As most people already know, a fever is your body's natural pathway to accelerating and strengthening your body's immune response. 

The boost to your immune system from sweating, coupled with increased elimination of waste and toxins, increases your resistance to disease. Your overall health will benefit, and you'll leave your sessions feeling stronger on the inside while glowing on the outside.

Improve Your Skin

Infrared saunas offer a plethora of benefits for your skin. Infrared heat helps you sweat and release toxins within your skin, which also calms stress that may cause skin breakouts. Enhanced circulation may also provide relief for:

  • Cuts
  • Acne
  • Burns
  • Lesions
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis

When you have an exuberant amount of sweat over the course of; say, 40 minutes, for instance. An infrared sauna session will remove dead skin cells and toxins from within your skin. This will leave you with healthy, glowing, and clean skin.

Also, the augmented circulation encourages your skin's own natural nutrients to be brought to the surface, resulting in:

  • Better texture
  • Improved tone
  • Invigorating color
  • Increased elasticity

Infrared saunas have a wide range of benefits for your skin. As an added bonus, you may even be able to benefit from cellulite reduction. Enhanced blood circulation and heart rate contribute to curbing fibrosis and fatty deposits from amassing fluid into fat cells, reducing the presence of cellulite.

Enhance Your Sleep

Did you know that insomnia affects around one in three people in America? But an infrared sauna session can elevate your relaxation, which can balance your stress hormones, thus naturally providing serenity to your nervous system. 

Regular therapy sessions will ameliorate your natural melatonin, as well as various other sleep-related hormone levels that will naturally encourage better sleep.


Try the Benefits of Infrared Saunas

The calming and comforting blue rays, coupled with infrared heat, offer you a feeling of serenity and peace. Infrared saunas can provide greater benefits for your skin, as well as managing and treating various health conditions. Schedule your appointment today at WeVitalize.