Infrared Sauna Benefits
As the winter months close in, nothing sounds better than a crackling fire, a cup of hot tea, and an infrared sauna! We think of relaxing in a sauna as a little decadent, something to loosen up and maybe help with weight loss. But there is really so much more to saunas than luxury. The sauna is an evidence-based tool for a longer, healthier life.
Saunas have been a part of European life for millennia, with users touting health benefits. Research is supporting and explaining health claims. A study in Finland tracked over 2000 men for an average of 20 years. The men who visited a sauna most frequently were less likely to die from cardiovascular disease and stroke. This is not surprising, since saunas are known to lower blood pressure (1).
Other benefits include: slowing down aging (2), boosting mitochondria (3), detoxifying from heavy metals (4), weight loss (5), reducing pain and inflammation (6), optimizing cognition (7) and improving mood (8).
How does this happen? Saunas stimulate Heat Shock Proteins. These proteins work to repair and recycle damaged cells (9). These powerhouses work throughout the body to restore cellular anomalies.
The infrared sauna brings modern technology to the sauna to promote wellness in very specific ways. The heat source raises the body temperature without the box becoming as hot as a traditional sauna. Plus the near, mid and far infrared waves target different conditions (10).
Stop by Oxybaric in Louisville to try our Sunlighten Infrared Sauna. We know you will be hooked by the health benefits!