What is an Infrared Sauna?
An infrared sauna is different from a traditional sauna due to how it generates heat and the increased benefits that it provides to the user’s body. Infrared saunas generate heat through infrared light, which is an invisible part of the sun’s spectrum with the ability to penetrate human tissue to produce a host of health benefits. Rather than simply warming the air, the infrared sauna therapy heats the body directly. This raises the core body temperature and produces a deep detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where most toxins reside. Infrared is most significantly known for its ability to increase blood circulation which, in itself, has many positive effects on the body. Infrared saunas also help boost the user’s metabolism, provides detoxification, and promotes healthy skin.
- Benefits of Using an Infrared Sauna
- Weight loss
- May reduce blood pressure
- Better sleep
- Relief from sore muscles
- Relief from joint pain such as fibromyalgia and arthritis
- Clear and tighter skin
- Improved circulation
Benefits of Infrared Saunas
Infrared saunas are able to operate at lower temperatures meanwhile penetrating deeper than a traditional sauna. This allows you to experience a more intense sweat even longer as it is more tolerable. Your session can actually help your body to reduce stress and fatigue. I find this to be a great place to meditate, but it can also positively impact your quality of sleep.
Many professionals in the health and medical world agree that regular sauna use can be great for pain management and even circulation as it reduces inflammation and blood pressure. This heat exposure induces protective responses against biological processes that drive cardiovascular disease and related disabilities. Your body's physiological response to sauna use is remarkably similar to those experienced during moderate to vigorous exercise, making it a realistic alternative for those unable to engage in such activity due to chronic disease or physical limitation. Some even say this helps with weight loss.
Sweating in a sauna is great for the skin. As your body detoxes, so does the dermis, leading to clear and tighter skin.What I find most interesting, is that sauna use promotes the release of human growth hormone, leading to cell regeneration and reproduction. So while you detox and shed old dead cells, your body is sending signals out to replace those with new ones.
While all this information is great and exciting, please keep in mind that hydration is key! Be sure to drink plenty of water before, during and after your session. As always we hope that you will book your next sweat with Transcend!