Infrared saunas allow you to relax while promoting a range of health benefits, from pain relief to weight loss. The team at Genesis Natural Medicine Center in Tucson, Arizona, often recommends the sauna as one component of your treatment plan, but you don’t need to have a health problem to use the infrared sauna to promote your overall health and gain cellular and cardiovascular benefits. To learn more about the health advantages of using an infrared sauna, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
A traditional sauna consists of an enclosed room where you can relax and let dry or moist heat relax your muscles and produce a detoxifying sweat. An infrared sauna uses the same concept but instead of heat, you’re exposed to infrared light.
Infrared light penetrates deep into your body, where it heats tissues all the way to the cellular level. When you use the sauna, infrared light reduces inflammation, boosts your immune system, and promotes the repair of damaged tissues.
The infrared sauna promotes relaxation while producing health benefits, such as:
The infrared sauna directly heats your body rather than warming the air like a traditional sauna. As a result, it raises your core body temperature to produce a detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, which is where toxins reside.
As infrared light penetrates your joints, muscles, and connective tissues, it relieves pain and relaxes muscle spasms. Infrared saunas also help relieve pain in many conditions, from rheumatoid arthritis to fibromyalgia. Whether you have minor aches or a chronic pain condition, the infrared sauna provides relief and helps speed up your recovery.
Studies show that an infrared sauna burns up to 600 calories as it boosts your metabolism — all while you relax.
As your core temperature increases, the heat relaxes blood vessels, boosts your heart rate, and increases blood flow. This lowers your blood pressure and improves circulation, results that may be maintained with regular infrared sauna sessions.
Infrared therapy boosts blood flow, delivering more oxygen to cells and carrying more toxins away from cells throughout your body.
Infrared light heals your skin and stimulates collagen production. Collagen strengthens and supports your skin, so boosting collagen helps to reduce wrinkles and maintain more resilient skin.
The team at Genesis Natural Medicine Center recommends a sauna schedule based on your health concerns. However, many patients have a 30-45 minute sauna session several times a week to obtain maximum benefits. Though it’s seldom used daily, it’s good to know that the infrared sauna is so safe you could use it every day.
To learn more about the infrared sauna or to schedule an appointment, call Genesis Natural Medicine Center or book an appointment online.