The infrared sauna should be an essential part of everyone’s recovery process, whether you’re an older person who just goes on walks, an active adult, or you are a professional athlete. Even if you are not active, the sauna is still great. The sauna stimulates your cardiovascular system, increases your heart rate, and essentially acts in a similar way that going for a run outside would. The infrared sauna can be a great addition to any training regimen. Also, when we sweat in the infrared sauna, many harmful metals and chemicals that lead to chronic inflammation, illnesses or diseases ( Such as cardiovascular disease or cancer), are excreted. According to Dr. Rhonda Patrick, “In a study in which the presence of various compounds (including heavy metals) in the blood, urine, and sweat of 20 adults was measured, markedly higher excretion of aluminum (3.75-fold), cadmium (25-fold), cobalt (7-fold), and lead (17-fold) was observed in sweat”.
It is more important than ever that we use the sauna as much as possible. It is well known that in this COVID-19 environment, stress and depression levels are high, whether that be due to isolation or financial struggles. The infrared sauna can help with stress, depression and anxiety, “In a randomized controlled trial involving 28 people diagnosed with mild depression, participants who received four weeks of sauna sessions experienced reduced symptoms of depression – such as improved appetite and reduced body aches and anxiety – compared to the control group, which received bedrest instead of sauna therapy (Masuda, Akinori MD, PhD, 2005).
The infrared sauna has many positive effects that you might not expect. Infrared Sauna does more for the body than just making it feel good. If you are in Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler, or Scottsdale Arizona come take care of your physical and mental well being and get in the sauna. To schedule an appointment with us click here.