Infrared Sauna Therapy: Know All About Its Health Benefits

The infrared sauna offers the same health benefits as any other sauna therapy without extreme heat. Read on to know more…

Arushi Bidhuri
Written by: Arushi BidhuriUpdated at: Mar 08, 2020 09:00 IST
Infrared Sauna Therapy: Know All About Its Health Benefits

There’s nothing like a good sauna session to feel relaxed and rested after a long day’s work. The heat helps soothe the pain if any, due to sore muscles and improves your overall health and well-being. But the heat of a traditional sauna is too much to handle and, in such case, you can rely on the infrared sauna. It will offer the health benefits of a sauna without extreme heat. 

What is Infrared Sauna Therapy? 

In traditional saunas, the air is heated around you but in infrared saunas, infrared lamps to warm your body directly. It penetrates the tissue that heats the body before heating the air. According to experts, this environment is more tolerable to stay in for longer while heating the body. 

Health Benefits of Sauna Therapy

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You can avail the same benefits from infrared sauna therapy that a traditional sauna has to offer. Some of the health benefits include: 

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Detoxifies the Body 

Sweating is the most natural way of getting rid of toxins from our body and plays an important role in detoxification. In fact, infrared sauna removes seven more toxins any other traditional saunas. A daily sweating session can help detoxify your body as it rids itself of accumulated highly toxic metals including alcohol, sulfuric acid and inorganic compounds. 

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Helps in Relaxation 

Due to the hustle and bustle of life, you may get stressed and look out for methods to help ease its symptoms. Don’t worry, infrared sauna therapy can help balance the levels of stress by controlling cortisol – the stress hormone that helps to soothe the body. It generated heat that helps relax your muscles and reduces tension.

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Relieves Pain 

If you’re suffering from chronic pain or muscle pain or joint pain, an infrared sauna can help by providing relief from inflammation as well as improving circulation. Moreover, it will help improve overall health. 

Aids Weight Loss 

As mentioned above, the infrared sauna is a heat therapy which helps raise the temperature of the body, thus increasing the heart rate. The increased heart rate will make the bodywork harder and lower the temperature of the core, thereby aiding weight loss. 30 minutes of infrared sauna therapy can help burn as many as 500 calories, according to experts. 

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Purifies the Skin 

The profuse sweating after only a few minutes in the sauna can help you get rid of many skin impurities and dead skin cells. It leaves the skin glowing and makes it clean. Infrared sauna therapy also increases circulation which helps the skin to draw in its natural nutrients. It will improve the texture, elasticity and complexion of the skin. It is known to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and cuts.  

Boosts Immunity 

Infrared sauna raises the body temperature, inducing an artificial fever which in turn benefits the body a lot. Fever is a way your body strengthens and accelerates the immune response. The improved immune system combined with the eradication of toxins and wastes improves overall health and fight other diseases.

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