Infrared Sauna Health Benefits
We have installed an Infrared Sauna to give patients access to infrared sauna therapy as it is an effective treatment for a wide range of medical conditions – especially Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS, something we see regularly in clinic with The Perrin Technique.
Some of the benefits of Infrared Sauna therapy include:
WEIGHT LOSS & INCREASED METABOLISM
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, regular use of an infrared sauna has a similar boost to running on your cardiovascular system. This is due to increased seat production as the body works to cool itself and your heart working hard to pump blood around the body, boosting circulation and increasing your metabolism which, in turn, burns calories.
MUSCLE PAIN RELIEF
A by-product of increased circulation is the delivery of oxygen-rich blood to muscles which help reduce inflammation, repair and recover at a quicker rate. Infrared heat dilates peripheral blood vessels, allows muscles to relax, relieving tension and reducing soreness on nerve endings and muscle spasms as muscle joints and fibres are heated.
BOOSTING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
An infrared sauna increases your body’s core temperature which induces an artificial, low level fever. A fever is your body’s immune system working to restore balance and fight things like infections, so running an artificial fever in an infrared sauna essentially helps your body practice it’s response which will enhance your immune system, alongside the removal of toxins and waste.
With increased circulation and a raised body temperature sees the stimulation of sweat glands. Sweat glands help release toxins that have built up in the body, such as highly toxic metals (lead, mercury, nickel, and cadmium), alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and other organic and inorganic compounds. This helps your body cleanse itself and allows
IMPROVES APPEARANCE OF CELLULITE
There is a direct link between the slowing of metabolic rates and the storage of toxins in fat cells that creates Cellulite – something that appears in 90% of adult women and isn’t related to being overweight or obesity. An infrared Sauna’s increase your metabolic rate by increasing your heart rate and circulation, helping remove the toxins stores in fat cells and reducing the appearance of cellulite.
EASING JOINT PAIN & STIFFNESS
Increased blood circulation and de-toxification helps with joints, especially inflamed joints suffering from arthritis. Blood flow helps keep the tissues and cartilage healthy, reducing pain in conditions like arthritis, neuralgia, bursitis, sprains and muscle spasms, joint stiffness plus many other musculoskeletal conditions.
Infrared sauna therapy has been shown to significantly decrease pain and other symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome, by up to 78% in some studies. Sweating is itself a very therapeutic process that can increase detoxification, and it is this build-up of toxins which create the environment for ME and chronic fatigue syndrome to take hold. including fatigue and mood symptoms.
IMPROVING YOUR SKIN
Sweating helps remove impurities and dead skin cells which aid in overall skin health, leaving your skin glowing. Benefits include elasticity and texture whilst increased circulation has seen infrared sauna therapy help acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts, heling to reduce scarring.