Finns couldn’t have gotten it wrong, 10 000 years ago, after the Ice Age, when they started relying on the magic of saunas. However, saunas have evolved a lot, along with humanity, since those times. What’s more, its use has been spread to every corner of the world. In the light of this fact, nowadays, when there’s a home version of almost anything, saunas don’t seem to fall behind too. I am talking about the infrared sauna which is essentially a large infrared lightbulb that heats the body from within, as opposed to traditional saunas that do this through the use of steam.
Infrared heat provides many healthy benefits, much like those natural sunlight provides us with. Muscle relaxation and sweating are the most noticeable effects of these saunas, which renders them an excellent way to relieve stress and physical pain. Additionally, regular infrared sauna treatments are recommended to people that have chronic pain or disease. With this method people with disabling injuries or chronic pain can benefit greatly since they don’t have many other options for sweating out toxins and shedding the excess body fat.
Its ability to strengthen the immune system by detoxifying the body has been proven by many medical studies. And due to its infrared nature, it causes no harm if used in moderation. The health benefits of infrared sauna usage also depend on the level you choose. There are three levels of infrared treatments, the first being near. The near infrared level is best for healing wounds and boosting the immune system. The second level is middle and it is primarily used to increasing the body’s circulation and to help relax the muscles. The third and final level is far and it is used primarily for detoxification.
Another one of the health benefits of infrared sauna use is weight loss. By increasing the heart rate and by sweating the body burns calories, while also improving heart function. And it also helps those suffering from depression, or other stress related issues. Yes, the sauna has been known to relieve stress and anxiety through relaxation for ages.
An infrared sauna is also very convenient since it doesn’t take up as much space as a typical steam sauna, and is also much easier to maintain. It can be installed in any home with relative ease, which is a great way to enjoy all of its benefits in the intimate atmosphere of your own home.