A sauna that uses infrared light to produce heat is called an infrared sauna. The heat is used to warm the air of the room that warms our body is called an old-style or traditional sauna. But in present, an infrared heat directly warms our body instead of warming the air.
Generally, sauna heat may increase our heart rate and the high heat could be harmful for us in many ways. So, an infrared sauna is organized in such way that it produces lower heat than other sauna which makes it suitable for those who couldn’t tolerate the high heat of the traditional saunas. A great infrared sauna has its own benefits to offer that we will talk about here.
Our body builds up toxins that are released through sweat. Infrared saunas could help increase our blood circulation and open our sweat organs. Daily infrared sauna sweating could detoxify our body because it releases metals such as nickel, cadmium, lead and mercury. Through sweating we can get rid of sulfuric acid, nicotine, alcohol and other compounds of our body.
2. Fatigue and stress reduction:
The heat of the sauna could make us feel rejuvenated and relaxed. It works like a spa and provides us a great time of relaxation that made us to look forward to the sauna session again. The infrared sauna puts us in parasympathetic state that means rest as well as digest. It affects our autonomic nervous organism in this way and allow our body and mind to restore and heal itself.
3. Joint pain, arthritis and muscle aches:
Too much of exercise can be harmful for us. The infrared sauna relieves soreness, stiffness and inflammation by allowing the heat to increase our blood circulation and relax muscles. It could help to distribute oxygen-filled blood to our muscles that is useful for reducing the pain and gives us much relief.
The heat of the infrared light makes muscles more flexible than before. An infrared sauna could be effective to treat some problems like neuralgia, joint stiffness, bursitis, sprains, muscle spasm and so on.
4. Weight loss:
Taking an infrared sauna sometimes being called as a passive aerobic workout. Because it could boost our cardiovascular system that could produce sweat and pump blood as well as burning the calories inside our body. A session of 30 minutes could burn about 300 to 800 calories.
5. A healthy Immune system:
The heat of the sauna raises our body temperature that is called “artificial fever”. Fever helps to accelerate and strengthen our immune response as per the doctors believe. As the immune system enhances, the waste and toxins from our body gets out through sweating. It improves our health and reduces the risk of being sick.
6. Skin benefits:
Spending just a few moments in sauna could carry out the dead cells and impurities of our skin by sweating that makes our skin clean. Again, increased blood circulation gives the skin its nutrients and a natural glimmering. It also helps preventing psoriasis, acne and eczema.
7. Healthy Heart:
Many experts found that sauna therapy could keep our blood pressure in healthy levels, lessen chronic pain, lower cholesterol and also its beneficial for heart disease. The infrared sauna could reduce the chances of heart failure or cardiovascular disease.
8. Presence of cellulite:
Cellulite refers to the dimpled looking skin that take place in the thigh, abdomen or buttocks area. When the fatty tissue pushes up alongside the connective tissue deep in our skin, then it forms. The heat of the sauna reaches deep in our body and lessens the metabolic rate and helps to reduce the fat that results in reducing the presence of cellulite.
9. Diabetes support:
An infrared sauna therapy could support and aid diabetes by doing jobs like- internal organism cleanse, toxin elimination, improving blood circulation and keeps the immune system healthy.
Many people may face some problems while taking this therapy. To stay healthy and safe we all should remember some things like-
- It is normal to experience dehydration if we don’t take enough water. to keep ourselves hydrated, it is best to drink enough water.
- Lightheadedness might happen even if we are hydrated. So we should move or walk slowly in the sauna otherwise we may fall.
- For the beginners, it is safe to keep the session short. Because there is a risk of overheating.
- People who use drugs or alcohol or pregnant should avoid sauna.
In spite of some risks, the benefits of infrared sauna are too many to describe. Generally, infrared sauna is enjoyable, safe and relaxing. Thus, we all should take this therapy for keeping our body fit.