​What are some of the benefits of an infrared sauna?

Body Detox and Improved Circulation
One of the most well-known benefits of an infrared sauna is its ability to eliminate toxins by improving circulation. Far-infrared light penetrates deeply into the body, helping to heal both superficial and deep-seated maladies. Superficial ailments can include skin problems, such as acne and blemishes. Deep-seated ailments can include joint pain, such as that experienced by individuals suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Heat from a far-infrared sauna can reach up to 4 cm into the body. It also has the ability to rid toxins seven times more effectively than the traditional sauna, producing sweat that is composed of 80% water and 20% toxins.

Weight Loss
It has been proven that a 15-minute far-infrared sauna session can burn up to 300 calories . Combine this caloric loss with a healthy diet, and you may just find it possible to shed a few pounds. By using a far-infrared sauna, you can elevate your core body temperature and heart rate safely and effectively until it becomes a form of passive exercise.

Lowers Blood Sugar Levels
In 2007, a study titled “Whole Body Hyperthermia Improves Obesity-Induced Insulin Resistance in Diabetic Mice” was published in a prestigious international journal. In the study, mice were treated with heat therapy three times a week for a course of 12 weeks. The result? The mice showed a significant decrease in blood sugar in addition to improved insulin sensitivity.

Improved Quality of Life
General happiness and a low stress level heavily contribute to a healthy, high-quality of life. How can a far-infrared sauna help you in this area? Sauna bathing has been proven to promote the release of beta-endorphins into the bloodstream, producing a euphoric feeling. It also increases the production of BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor), which can combat depression and anxiety. Granted, these effects are semi-permanent and only last a couple of hours after your session. However, you will get to experience them each time you decide to step into your infrared sauna.

Far-infrared saunas typically use small sheets of carbon heaters positioned evenly throughout the sauna cabin. Usually, there is at least one heating panel on each wall; however, a higher number of heating panels will lower your sauna’s heat-up time and consequently reduce electric consumption. This could be another benefit for you!

Sources:
Far Infrared Radiation (FIR): Its Biological Effects and Medical Application, Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
The Science of Weight Loss, Beyondbodyworkco.com

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