Benefits of Infrared Saunas


Let’s talk infrared saunas.  I have been getting some questions, so I figured this was a great place to share.

I was first introduced to them when my doctor recommended I start incorporating regular visits as part of my treatment. I needed another way to help my body detox.

Sweating is one of the body’s healthiest and most effective ways to eliminate toxins.  It is an essential element in detoxification.

They are different from a regular sauna in the way that with a traditional sauna you have to heat it to a very high temperature. Whereas infrared saunas heat your body while the air stays cool. This is huge for those like me, that can be sensitive to heat.

The infrared light penetrates deeper, the heat pulls out the toxins under the skin and exfoliates them through the skin, which is amazing for detoxifying and even weight loss.  All of this allows for your cells to eliminate toxins better. The heat from the infrared sauna helps you detox seven times faster than traditional saunas.

Studies have shown that the use of infrared saunas can help many chronic conditions such as arthritis, Lyme, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and so on. They have also proved to be very helpful for those recovering from addiction or depression.

It didn’t take long before my weekly visits to the sauna became something I looked forward to.  A quiet place for me to relax. Sometime meditate, sometimes listen to a podcast or book on audible, or just kick back in silence.  It was a place of healing.

Here are some of the benefits I noticed when using an infrared sauna.

Pain Relief
Regular visits to the sauna really helped with the pain I was experiencing in my joints, bones and muscles.

The heat penetrates the joints, muscles and tissues; increasing circulation, and generating more oxygen flow to the areas of the body that need it.  The heat flushes out the lactic acid, helping muscles loosen, relieving stiff muscles as well as reducing soreness, minor aches and muscle spasms.

Healthy Skin
My skin suffered greatly when I was going through my Lyme treatment. Consistent visits to the sauna helped a lot. And now that I am on the other side, when I sweat it out on a regular basis, I notice the difference. I always feel as though I have had a kickass facial and I am glowing from within.

Another way to boost and support my immune system.  The increase in body temperature from the sauna helps enhances your white cell blood function, helping your body fight infections and boosting your overall lymphatic function.

As I mentioned, the sauna quickly became one of my favorite places to relax. A place where I could get my zen on!  A quiet place all to myself all while detoxing my body. Can’t beat that!

There are many more benefits to using infrared saunas that I haven’t shared here.  All in all, the benefits are incredible!

It is important to remember to drink plenty of water before and after you sweat it out.  And pay attention to the cues your body gives you. Our bodies are smart cookies. The use of an infrared sauna can provide major health benefits.  

I hope that the information I have shared here was helpful and informative. And for those of you that have not tried it yet, maybe this has peaked your curiosity and you are ready to get your sweat on!