Why Use A infrared sauna?
Sauna is not only good for helping your skin sweat, but it also may enhance the appearance of skin. Regular sauna use has been shown to have a protective effect on skin physiology by increasing the function of the epidermis (skin outer layer) and promoting a more balanced pH. Sauna and sweating can also help prevent skin breakouts by decreasing skin sebum production and removing bacteria and dead skin cells.
Infrared saunas, specifically, have even more benefits on skin health due to their use of infrared radiation, which can increase collagen and elastin production, improve skin texture and color tone, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and photo-aging. When used regularly, your skin will look vibrant, glowing, and feel as soft as a baby’s behind!
Sauna has been used as an immune-boosting strategy since the mid-1900s. Sauna appears to support the immune system in a number of different ways:
Induces Hyperthermia – Sauna causes hyperthermia (a rise in core body temperature), which mimics the effects of a fever, stimulating your body’s immune response and supporting it in fighting off infections or viruses. Perhaps Hippocrates knew the importance of fever for fighting off infections when he said, “give me a fever and I can cure any disease.” It should be noted that using a sauna is best for preventative measures or early stages of sickness, and not recommended if you already have a fever.
Boosts Nitric Oxide – By stimulating nitric oxide production, specifically by increasing the expression of the enzyme that makes it (eNOS), sauna also supports the function of the immune system. Nitric oxide functions “as a toxic defence molecule against infectious organisms. It also regulates the functional activity, growth and death of many immune and inflammatory cell types. A handful of studies also show direct nitric oxide administration has the ability to inhibit the replication of the SARS virus – very useful as I write this.
Interestingly, infrared sauna therapy appears to stimulate eNOS above and beyond any other thermal therapy, suggesting that infrared saunas may have an advantage over traditional saunas when it comes to nitric oxide and the immune system.
For customers recovering from an injury or dealing with pain, one of the most-effective things to add to your recovery plan is sauna 4-5 times per week.
When you’re injured, most of the time you’re given advice to “rest up” and remain immobilized. However, this causes the muscles around the injury to become weaker, which is the opposite of what you want for recovery. Remember; heat heals.
You can find ways to enhance protein synthesis, hypertrophy, and maintain muscular strength so you can recover faster. Unfortunately, exercising or loading the muscle to allow for regrowth can often be difficult, painful, or practically impossible when you’re injured.
This is why sauna can be so powerful for recovering from an injury, because as you just learned, heat therapy has the ability to enhance protein synthesis and muscle growth, without strength training or exercise.
Sauna can also help by reducing the pain associated with injuries or chronic pain conditions—partially by greatly increasing the release of beta-endorphins, the body’s “natural painkillers.”
Patients in one study on chronic pain were treated with a far-infrared dry sauna every day for four weeks and reported reduced symptoms of pain, depression, and anger.
The cognitive, mood-boosting, and brain health benefits of sauna are extremely robust It enhances mood, it’s hard to beat a hot, sweaty sauna session when it comes to boosting your mood. Throughout sauna studies, many patients regularly report similar effects of improved well-being, pain tolerance, and feelings of relaxation. These mood-boosting benefits from sauna are in part from the release of beta-endorphins and other opioid-like peptides. Interestingly, heat stress also increases the release of peptides called dynorphins, which can be thought of as the opposite of endorphins.
In the short term, dynorphins increase feelings of discomfort (such as when you’re sitting in a hot sauna for a long time), but overall they actually sensitize your entire endogenous opioid system, making your cells more receptive to euphoria-producing endorphins. This feedback loop is also what’s responsible for the “runner’s high” feeling you get during long bouts of exercise.
The mood-boosting benefits of sauna can be a nice “side effect” for anyone, but they also appear to make sauna a potential therapeutic for those with mental health concerns.
In other words, if you’re ever feeling down or not yourslef, all you need to do is go sweat it off in a sauna.
Neuroprotective – the effects of sauna are far from just psychological. Heat therapy seems to also have a profound benefit on the physiology of the brain, making it notable as a neuroprotective therapy.
Sauna not only boosts mood but also promotes neurogenesis—or the growth of new brain cells—decreasing the risk of cognitive decline. It also enhances blood flow to the brain, helping prevent amyloid-beta plaque buildup, which has been associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Dimentia & Alzeimhers.
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WHO SHOULD USE THE SAUNA?
Looking to improve your overall health & increase your lifespan? The Infrared Sauna may become your best friend
Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Raynaud’s disease & general joint mobility issues heightened by chronic inflammation are dramatically improved with the regular of the Infrared Sauna
Infrared heat improves the complexion & texture of your skin. People suffering with Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne & general dryness.
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