6 health benefits Associated With Infrared Therapy
You might of heard all the talk about infrared saunas and infrared therapy, or you’ve come across it in the past, and your thinking, what does infrared therapy do that’s different to other types of heat therapy. We’ll I’m glad you asked. Or maybe that’s me assuming.
Anyway today I’d like to cover that and much more on the health benefits of using infrared therapy. I’ll also cover a little about infrared therapy and infrared saunas.
I’ll be reference toward infrared saunas a little when it comes to talking about the benefits associated with infrared therapy, but this also apply to other infrared products like, infrared blankets and portable infrared saunas. They are a little different in the way they are set-up and work, but in saying that they all designed to have the same results.
What Does Infrared Therapy Do For You.
Before I list the 6 health benefits associates with infrared therapy, let’s chat about the process of infrared therapy and saunas.
At the core of it infrared therapy helps you to regain your health and well-being through the use of in this case an infrared sauna. The objective of using an infrared sauna is for you to sweat.
You’ll may or may not know, one of the best ways to extract toxins from your body and lose a little weight, while burning those unwanted calories, is through the art of sweating. Not really an art, but you get the point. Sweat your ringer out and your on your way. And this is usually done via some sort of solid exercise.
Well that’s great if you are can run or do some sort of high intensity exercise. But what if your injured or unable to exercise and your restricted? Is there another effective way to sweat. Absolutely there is, and you guessed it. With your very own infrared sauna.
There’s something about the feeling of sweating. Well for me anyway. It can make you feel a lot better about yourself. Even though you have usually busted your guts out, you still feel good.Think about it. After some sort of exercise, you often feel a little invigorated. This type of sweating is a little different but it has the same effect on your body.
One great and beneficial point about using an infrared sauna is the ability to help your body release unwanted toxins from your system. Toxins like heavy metals, plus everyday environment chemicals that find their way into your body. Most toxins that find their way into our system are a result of our bad eating habits, usually some sort of processed food.
The health benefits from infrared therapy don’t stop there. With your own infrared sauna on hand, you can also lose weight, use it for relaxation purposes, relieve unwanted joint and muscle pain, help to increase your blood circulation and to help purify your skin, and the list goes on.
If your suffering from any of those health issues, I highly encourage you to look into infrared therapy a little more. You might be surprised at how cost effective having your own infrared sauna could be. It beats paying for it on an ongoing basis, and a lot cheaper as well.
So in saying that let’s take a look at the 6 health benefits associated with infrared therapy when using an infrared sauna. I say 6 for the purpose of this article, but as you’ll learn more over time, you’ll see there’s far more than that. These are the main benefits that you’ll find pop up all the time, but before I continue the benefits expand a lot more than you might think. What about the mental benefits, depression, stress, the ever growing demands of the modern world we live in. These are the hidden 2nd tier benefits. Benefits I will cover in later topics.
Ok below as I’ve said are some of the main health benefits of infrared therapy, anyone asks what does infrared therapy do? You can point them in this direction. They are a direct result on what infrared therapy can do to heal the body.
We all have the ability to sweat, unless something unfortunate has happened to you. And we hope that is not the case with you. Sweating is one of the best and most natural ways to eliminate toxins from your body, making this a vital part of the detoxification process.
2 Relaxation Or Mental DetoxThe ability to relax in this hectic life most of us live in is an absolute must. Having the option to use a infrared sauna on a regular basis helps to promote relaxation by balancing your body’s cortisol levels, your body’s main stress hormone. The heat that is generated by the infrared sauna will also allow and help your muscles to relax. This will help to relieve the tension throughout your body, helping you to de-stress and relax. Relaxing is something a lot of us just don’t do these days and something we should pay more attention to. We often think we must go go go, and more often than not we eventually get burned out and wonder why. Relaxation is a form of meditation, which you can do very well in your own infrared sauna. Especially the bigger ones, as you are shut off from the world. Which is a great thing.
3 Pain Relief
4 Weight Loss
5 Improved Circulation.Improving your bodies circulation will increase once your core body temperature increases by the heat that is generated. The best way to increase your circulation is by regular infrared sauna sessions. By doing this you will not only increase your circulation, but you will also help to stimulate your blood flow, help to improve your muscle recovery as well as help to decrease inflammation.
6. Skin Purification.Skin purification will be the result of everything else working. This is one of those overflow benefits. This will be the results of your persistent work using the infrared sauna, and no doubt will be something that will be noticed by family and your friends. Looking after your skin has the ability to make you look a lot younger and vibrant looking. And another so called flow on effect of this will be how happy you’ll feel. If you can get yourself an infrared sauna for your home and use in on an ongoing basis you’ll have a better chance to eliminating the toxins from your body, allowing for cleaner and rejuvenated looking skin. Something, as I’ve said will make you feel so much better.
The Different Infrared Levels A Portable Infrared Sauna Has.I’ll just touch on the different level of the infrared sauna treatment can have. Just to give you a better understanding on how they work. I do cover this elsewhere but It can never hurt to say it here. Well, there are three heat levels of the infrared sauna. They are Near, middle and far. These 3 levels describe the different strength and size of each infrared wavelength.
- The near levels are said to be the best for healing a wound/injury as well as increasing your immune function levels and helping to purify your skin
- The middle levels are great for better circulation and the recovery of muscle relaxation.
- The far infrared levels are the ones that get right into the body and are best for the detoxification process, as they are the wavelengths that penetrate the skin the deepest. In saying that the far is also good for joint inflammation issues.