Advantages and Health Benefits of Infrared Saunas over Traditional Saunas
What is it about saunas that make them so attractive? The associated health benefits of saunas, especially infrared saunas, make them an appealing addition to many people’s home health programs. Infrared saunas differ from traditional saunas in that they use infrared heaters to heat bodies directly. On the other hand, traditional saunas heat bodies indirectly by heating the air surrounding them.
Here are some of the health benefits that can be attained by using an infrared sauna:
1. Infrared saunas increase circulation in the body, which helps improve the body’s overall function.
2. Infrared waves penetrate the body and provide soothing relief for aches and pains without causing any harmful efffects to the skin.
3. The soothing heat, which can reach up to 141 degrees, helps the body relax and allows stress and tension to melt away.
4. Regular sessions in an infrared sauna can help relieve ailments such as asthma, nervous tension, arthritis, bronchitis, rheumatism, sports injuries, joint stiffness, depression, anxiety, acne, the common cold, migraine headaches, muscle pain, and influenza.
5. Spending just 30 minutes in an infrared sauna can burn up to 600 calories, making it an effective component in any weight loss regimen.
6. Time spent in a sauna helps improve the look, feel, and overall health of the skin.
In the past, many people have paid membership fees to gyms just so they could use the sauna and enjoy its many health benefits. Home saunas, until recently, have been a luxury that only the wealthy could afford. Today’s home saunas, though, are affordable, easy to assemble, require very little space, and offer the same health benefits as saunas found in public facilities.
Besides health benefits, home saunas offer an additional benefit that no gym sauna can — privacy. Many people would agree that complete relaxation is hard to achieve when sharing sauna space with strangers. Whether you choose to use the sauna at home or at the gym, though, drinking plenty of water during and after a session in the sauna is essential for replacing fluids lost through perspiration.