Saunas have been in use for hundreds of years, especially in Scandinavia. Nowadays, advancements in technology have developed more innovative versions of these saunas to promote wellness, the most notable of which are infrared saunas.
Wellness disciple and link building specialist, Elijah Redding of Twixxer shared his experience. “An infrared sauna is a different experience because instead of heating up the air around you, the sauna directly heats your body through infrared light. With that, you can stay for longer periods and enjoy more benefits compared to the ordinary sauna.”
There are numerous research studies that aim to find out the effects of infrared saunas and other forms of therapy. While other claims still require further investigation, here are six valuable reasons why spending time inside an infrared sauna is so worth it.
Allows Your Body And Mind To Relax
As your body gets warmed by the sauna, your endocrine system tries to balance your body temperature. In doing so, you perceive less pain and feel more relaxed both physically and mentally..
Proven To Help Alleviate Pain
In reaction to the heat, your blood vessels dilate, and your blood circulation improves. When this happens, your joints and muscles become less tense and feel more relieved.
A study had ten respondents do either 60 minutes of strength training or 40 minutes of endurance training. After their training, they take a 30-minute sauna bath.
The researchers found that the respondents had improved muscle recovery and reduced muscle soreness. These results are better compared to those that do strength training without partaking in infrared sauna therapy.
Known To Extend Life Spans
A 20-year study has found that Finnish men who used saunas twice a week lived longer than those who used saunas less frequently. The researchers believe that this is due to the saunas helping people create stronger bonds, but the sauna’s effects on the blood also have a hand to play.
Infrared saunas can do more than simply make you feel relaxed. According to a pilot study, people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome who used infrared saunas for 15 minutes daily had reduced perceived fatigue.
Promotes Positive Moods
Saunas have always been known to improve mood the moment you step out after a session. According to a study, staying inside an infrared sauna for as little as 15 minutes a day can significantly improve your mood and alleviate feelings of anxiety and depression.