Natural Benefits of Infrared Sauna

Sweating out the Small Stuff: The Benefits of Infrared Sauna Therapy

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You may also have concerns about dehydration, or even have medical limitations when it comes to using a traditional sauna. 

Infrared sauna is a perfect alternative—and many find they enjoy infrared therapy much more than the traditional option. As opposed to warming the air around you in order to heat up your body (as most saunas do), an infrared sauna warms your body directly. 

This means you’ll be able to enjoy the same, if not better, results of a standard sauna without having to feel like you’re baking yourself. 

Curious about the benefits of far infrared sauna therapy? Keep reading to learn why you should give a far infrared sauna a try. 

1. Safe Cleansing of the Body

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One of the biggest benefits of infrared sauna therapy is that it provides excellent overall body cleansing without the health risks of crash diets. 

In fact, infrared saunas are able to eliminate about seven times more toxins than standard saunas.

If you’ve been feeling run-down, overly fatigued, stressed, or even if you’ve noticed unusual cravings, head to an infrared sauna ASAP. A little self-care every now and then is essential, to not only stay physically healthy, but just as important, your mental well-being.

2. Natural Pain Relief

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This means that infrared therapy can help to release and relax stiff and sore muscles and can even shorten your overall recovery time while keeping inflammation levels low.

Studies have found that, especially for those working on endurance and strength training, infrared therapy is an effective form of pain relief. 

3. Clearer Skin 

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How does it work? 

Instead of sweating due to extreme heat—which causes pimple-producing oils to litter the skin—the gentler infrared heat effectively cleans out your pores. Many people who break out after using traditional saunas, or those who have sensitive skin, find that they don’t break out once they make the switch to infrared therapy. 

Infrared therapy allows the heat to penetrate much deeper into your skin than normal, making the removal of solvents, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and other toxins easier. 

The same study referenced above also found that after a few weeks of infrared sauna therapy, the skin’s collagen production and overall elasticity both increased. This means firmer skin, fewer wrinkles, and less visible fine lines. 

4. Improved Cardiovascular Health

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Additionally, regular use of saunas of any kind has been shown to increase the user’s overall lifespan.  

5. A Higher Metabolism 

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So, how does it cause weight loss? 

When your heart rate increases, your body will have to go into overdrive to keep you cool, pump blood through your system, and manage the faster heart rate. In addition to giving you the same experience as a long run or workout class, all this extra work increases your body’s metabolism. 

Ready to Give Infrared Sauna Therapy a Try?

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Click here to learn more about what you should bring to your appointment, what to expect out of your session, and everything else you need to feel prepared for your first meeting. 

Before you know it, you won’t just feel like your old self again—you’ll feel even better than you did before. 

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About The Author:

Dr. Karen Threlkel, Naturopathic Physician, Washington DC

Dr. Karen Threlkel, Naturopathic Physician, Washington DC

Dr. Threlkel received her degree of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from The National College for Naturopathic Medicine (now called The National University of Natural Medicine) in Portland, Oregon. She also holds a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology from The University of Maryland. She is licensed in Naturopathic Medicine by the Government of the District of Columbia Department of Health. Dr. Threlkel is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, past president & current member of the Washington DC Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

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