Having a hard time relaxing? Need to get some Zen on…Finding that you spending night’s awake “sweating” it out? Well maybe you really do need to sweat it out…in a sauna. In an infrared sauna to be exact. To be even more precise, in the Sunlighten infrared sauna that we just installed…We’re going to be pre-selling packages at a discount so if you are already “sold” then just click HERE to see the deep discounts we are giving…and if you’re not quite sold yet, read on! OR read the previous blog so that you don’t miss out…
Studies show that high levels of continued stress have significantly negative impacts on our brains and body. From memory problems to anxiety to learning difficulties, the effects of stress are immense. Neuroscientists have shown that chronic stress can even cause differences in grey and white matter in the brain, as well as the size and connectivity of the amygdala. High levels of stress can diminish the amount of neurons found in the brain. Neurons are the physical structures through which we think – the more neurons that are wired together and fire together, the brighter we are overall.
Infrared therapy soothes your mind by enveloping your body in relaxing warmth along with providing you with some alone time. If you truly want to multiply the benefits of your session you might choose to to hook up the sauna’s sound system and listen to a guided mediation of your choice! If you don’t have a favorite, ask us! We have many recommendations as practicing mindful meditation while in a sauna therapy session can definitely help with mental stress reduction.
Getting out of pain is no small task for many of us…so even the slightest reduction goes a long way…infrared sauna therapy has been documented to reduce and relieve back, neck, and arthritis pain. Researchers studying HRP (Heat Responsive Pain) have observed remarkable therapeutic benefits by using continuous low-level heat therapy for treating lower back and upper body pain, all conditions that fall under the HRP classification.
Infrared saunas have been used for effective pain management therapy for a variety of ailments. Here are just some of the conditions in which infrared sauna therapy has been successfully used for pain relief.
- Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
- Those who suffer from PAD can experience severe leg pain caused by reduced blood flow and oxygen to the lower legs, which can get worse with walking. But Japanese researchers found that infrared sauna sessions of just 15 minutes a day significantly lowered pain, and patients were able to walk twice as far without pain.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Those who suffer from autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis often struggle with pain management that comes with hefty side effects. But with sauna therapy, pain relief can be found without negative outcomes. A study has shown that while in the sauna, all patients with these conditions felt significantly better, and at the end of the study, those with rheumatoid arthritis showed improvements in pain and fatigue while not in the sauna.
- Fibromyalgia causes pain throughout the entire body, with particular areas of sensitivity. Studies have shown that not only does infrared sauna use help with natural pain relief during treatment, but even months after ending sauna treatment the pain was still significantly lower.
And if you need to hear how infrared saunas achieve this ***science talk alert*** this little video is a gem (and it’s only a couple minutes long but you’ll enjoy his accent BUT don’t call him…he’s far away and we’re only around the corner!)
Heating muscles with infrared technology produces an increased blood flow level similar to that seen during exercise. Body temperature elevation also produces an increase in blood flow. Infrared heat assists in resolution of inflammatory infiltrates, edema and exudates. The increased peripheral circulation provides the transport needed to help evacuate the edema which can help end inflammation, decrease pain and help speed healing.
As a health sauna, Sunlighten heats your muscles with infrared rays and produces an increase in blood flow similar to regular exercise. In fact, blood flow during infrared sauna use has been reported to rise from a normal rate of 5-7 quarts per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute.¹
The elevation in body temperature from a Sunlighten sauna session also produces an increase in blood flow that mirrors the benefits of a passive cardiovascular workout. Regular infrared sauna use – especially in the mid-infrared range – has been shown to significantly stimulate blood flow, even after your health sauna session is completed. A cardio workout has never been so relaxing! Another benefit of improved circulation from Sunlighten sauna use is quick muscle recovery – after your regular workouts. The increased peripheral circulation from our infrared heat reduces inflammation, decreases pain and speeds healing, all important steps in helping the body recover from strenuous activity.
Needless to say, we think you should give yourself the gift of a sauna session! Click here and book now!