Infrared sauna is an effective means of natural treatment and prophylaxis. Infrared light has the ability to penetrate human tissue, which in turn leads to many health benefits.
In this type of sauna, the rooms are heated by infrared rays, as the name suggests. They are built into special purpose bodies and reach a temperature of 40 to 60 degrees Celsius. It is preferable by beginners. It does not heat the temperature of the room itself, but acts directly on the skin. The rays penetrate from 2 to 7 centimeters and do not affect people with heart problems or those with high blood pressure.
Sweating is one of the body’s most natural ways of removing toxins, making it an extremely important part of detoxification. Compared to traditional Finnish saunas, infrared saunas allow you to remove about seven times more toxins.
The therapy in this sauna promotes relaxation by helping balance the level of cortisol (stress hormone) in your body. The heat generated by the sauna will also help you relax your muscles and relieve tension throughout the body.
If you suffer from muscle aches or joint pain, infrared sauna can relieve this form of inflammation by increasing blood circulation and relaxing the muscles.
The infrared sauna generates heat that will cause your internal temperature to rise. This can lead to increase in the heart rate – the way you experience it while exercising. When your body works harder to lower your internal temperature or cope with an increase in heart rate, your body will burn more calories, leading to weight loss.
Improving blood circulation
As the heat of infrared saunas increases body temperature, your blood circulation will increase along with it. Consecutive therapies can stimulate blood flow, improve muscle recovery, and reduce pain and inflammation after intense exercise.
Reduces high blood pressure
The infrared sauna causes deep sweating, which makes the heart pump faster. In turn, this increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure and improves circulation. Scientific evidence shows that using an infrared sauna several times a week lowers blood pressure.
Cleansing the skin
Infrared sauna helps to clear your skin by eliminating toxins from the pores and increasing blood circulation, leading to a cleaner, softer, and healthier look.
Infrared sauna therapy significantly improves the healing process of the skin, promoting faster cell regeneration and growth of human tissue. And increasing cell growth in turn helps wounds heal faster and prevents infections.