What Can Infrared Sauna Therapy Do For Me?

Infrared saunas are a useful tool for healing through their ability to penetrate human tissue and promote detoxification from deep within. If you have worked with me, you know I am a huge fan of detox! “Pee, poop, sweat, and breath” is a common phrase I preach to emphasize the areas of detox that can be extremely effective.

Infrared saunas help mobilize toxins that accumulate throughout the years deep within tissue so your body can eliminate them. This week I wanted to explain the specific benefits you may see from sauna use and share strategies on how to safely integrate infrared sauna sessions into your routine.

8 Reasons To Use Infrared Sauna Therapy

1. Detoxification

Sweating is good for you. It is the body’s safe and natural way to heal and stay healthy. Sunlighten far infrared sauna detoxification happens by heating the body directly, causing a rise in core temperature. This results in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where toxins reside.

2. Relaxation

Sunlighten saunas have been designed to promote exceptional comfort for greater relaxation and stress reduction.

Unlike traditional saunas which operate at extremely harsh temperatures, infrared is a gentle, soothing and therapeutic heat that promotes relaxation and improved sleep. Infrared sauna benefits include therapy that helps you relax while receiving an invigorating deep-tissue sweat, leaving you fully refreshed after each session.

3. Weight Loss

In the mood to lose weight? Sunlighten can help. Sunlighten infrared saunas promote weight loss by detoxifying the body and burning calories while you relax in total comfort.

4. Improved Circulation

Heating the muscles with infrared rays produces an increase in blood flow similar to that seen during exercise. Regular infrared sauna use – especially in the mid-infrared range – can significantly stimulate blood flow up to twice the normal rate.

 5. Pain Relief

Infrared sauna heat penetrates tissue, joints, and muscles to relieve anything from minor aches and pains to chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia. Pain management professionals incorporate infrared sauna heat therapy into treatment plans to decrease pain and muscle spasms and to speed up recovery time.

6. Blood Pressure Reduction

Sunlighten infrared saunas induce a deep sweat to make the heart pump faster, which in turn increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure and helps circulation. Scientific evidence shows the infrared sauna benefits using a Sunlighten infrared sauna a couple times a week lowers blood pressure.

7. Skin Purification

The near-infrared wavelengths are the most effective wavelengths for healing the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin. Near-infrared treatments stimulate collagen production to reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin tone. Far infrared wavelengths target deeper down, removing toxins that can have a negative impact on your skin.

8. Cell Health, Muscle Recovery & Immunity

Stay healthy with the natural preventive properties of Sunlighten’s exclusive near, mid, and far infrared heat therapy technology, which aid in cell health, muscle recovery and overall immunity defense.

Near-infrared light therapy stimulates the circulatory system and more fully oxygenates the body’s cells. Better blood circulation means more toxins flow from the cellular level to the skin’s surface to improve cell health, aid in muscle recovery and strengthen the immune system.

How Should I Start with Infrared Sauna Therapy?

This is the protocol we use and recommend for infrared sauna sessions in our New Hampshire clinic.

Pre-sauna session:

Hydrate with at least 8 oz. of water immediately before your session to prepare your body for an increase in core temperature.

Sauna Session:

Begin your session once the sauna reaches 100°F.

The optimal sauna experience occurs between 100 and 130°F. To get your body accustomed to infrared therapy, start with 10-15 minute sessions and gradually increase to 30 minute daily sessions in the optimal temperature range.

Don’t be surprised if you don’t sweat during the first few sessions.  Sweating will increase with regular use, removing toxins and leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Post-Sauna Session:

Drink at least 24 oz. of water to rehydrate. Mineral replacement is also important to consider when utilizing an infrared sauna. I like adding 1/2 tsp. of pink Himalayan salt to my water 1-2 times a day for added electrolytes and minerals!

FREE Infrared Sauna Session & 25% Off Massage

GrassRoots is celebrating the grand opening of our new New Hampshire location with special offer to promote relaxation and detoxification!

Through the month of March, when you book your first massage you will get 25% off plus a FREE 30-minute infrared sauna session! Just use code WELCOME25.