When’s the last time you invested in you? When did you last go for a run, meditate, or do something fun like go out to lunch with your friends? If it’s been a while, take some time to fill up your cup during an infrared sauna session. Now, I know what you’re thinking....why would I want to sweat? Click Here to watch short video on the health benefits of using one of our Full Spectrum Infrared Saunas by Sunlighten.
Hard workouts mean more than just DOMS. You may have a chronic issue that flares up, like arthritis or experience muscle stiffness. Infrared saunas in particular have a way of targeting the places that are inflamed or aching to aid in faster recovery.
A 30 minute infrared sauna session can burn 200-600 calories! As the body works to cool itself while using an infrared sauna, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate. The Sunlighten Saunas use infrared heat therapy to raise your core body temperature, causing pass cardiovascular conditioning. Your body’s natural response to infrared heat therapy is to increase circulation and sweat.
The heat from saunas promotes muscle growth by improving insulin sensitivity and lowering muscle protein catabolism. Periods where the body is hotter than average (also called hyperthermia) has been shown to reduce insulin resistance in obese diabetic mice. These mice were given hyperthermic treatment for 30 minutes, 3 times a week for 12 weeks. At the end of the study, the mice had a 31% decrease in insulin levels and a significant reduction in blood glucose.
Relieve back, neck, and arthritis pain with infrared sauna heat therapy. Researchers studying HRP (Heat Responsive Pain) have observed remarkable therapeutic benefits by using continuous low level heat therapy for treating lower back and upper body pain, all conditions that fall under the HRP classification.
After a workout, the body is still evved. Pair that with other elements of life that stress people out, and you have a system that could be approaching adrenal fatigue. Saunas help the body switch off the “fight or flight” mode by coaxing it into a parasympathetic state, allowing for the body to destress, rest, and heal. Also, when stress is lowered, so is cortisol. Saunas are nothing new to the world, but the advantages of use for athletes are just beginning to come to the forefront. By sitting in a sauna for 15 to 20 minutes a day, you do more the detox. Your body gets washed with relaxation, healing accelerates, growth hormone increases, and other hormones, like cortisol, come to a state in equilibrium. So, what are you waiting for?
Try a sauna today. Your body will thank you for it.
Check out this video,
it features the saunas
we use in our studio.