Owning an infrared sauna is a great way to bring relaxation to your home on a daily basis. However, while saunas are certainly useful for helping you to enjoy some much need relaxation that’s not the only benefit that they offer. In fact, there are many ways in which owning an infrared sauna can benefit your personal wellbeing.
1. Enjoy better skin
Infrared sauna technology has some very positive benefits for those who are keen to enjoy better skin, whether that’s dealing with specific skin issues or just enjoying a more youthful glow. The process of sweating that takes place in the sauna is very beneficial for the skin, as it removes toxins from the body, clears the pores and helps to sweep away bacteria that might be lingering on the skin. Plus, spending time in a sauna helps to boost circulation, resulting in plumper, fresher, younger looking skin.
2. Detoxify your body
The sauna has been the detoxification tool of choice for centuries. Sweating is one of the main ways that the human body rids itself of toxins. The skin is the largest organ in the human body and needs to be taken care of just like any other. Sweating is a great way to do this, to purify the skin and to detoxify the system. If you own an infrared sauna then this process is accelerated, as infrared saunas tend to enable the elimination of around seven times more toxins than a traditional Swedish sauna.
3. Stress relief and relaxation
A sauna isn’t just somewhere to help you wind down at the end of a hard day. It can also have a role to play when you’re going through a seriously stressful situation and need some relief from it. Cortisol is the human body’s main stress hormone and spending time in an infrared sauna can help to balance the body’s level of cortisol. You’ll also feel the stress relieving impact of the heat, which causes muscles to relax and tension to seep away.
4. Lose weight with your home sauna
An infrared sauna tends to have the same effect on the human body as exercising – core temperature increases and, as a result, so does heart rate. Calories are burned as the body works to try to keep the core temperature down. There have been studies that show how effective an infrared sauna can be for weight loss – an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association claimed that 600 calories could be burned in a 30 minute session.
5. Saunas can boost circulation
Circulation in the body is increased when the core temperature rises and this can have a number of benefits when an infrared sauna is enjoyed in regular sessions. Improved circulation reduces inflammation, boosts blood flow and helps to improve muscle recovery.
6. Reducing pain through sauna use
The dual effect of an increase in circulation and the way that muscles relax in an infrared sauna can help to reduce pain. Anyone suffering from muscle or joint pain will find infrared saunas an effective way of regularly relieving it.
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