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What can you expect after an Infrared Sauna?

What Can You Expect After An Infrared Sauna?

Infrared saunas are becoming increasingly popular. And for a good reason. They’re relaxing, can help relieve stress, and give you a great workout. The term “infrared sauna” refers to a type of sauna that uses infrared heat instead of the traditional steam.

An infrared sauna heats you from the inside out, heating body tissue and increasing circulation. It’s not just limited to your skin; it also heats more deep layers of muscle and fat, making it an excellent detoxification tool.

In this article, we’ll explore what you can expect from an infrared sauna session and how it can help improve your overall health.
But what happens when you step out of the sauna? Here are some things to expect after an infrared sauna session:

  • Improved heart health. Your body’s natural response begins within minutes of sitting in an infrared sauna. Beads of sweat appear on your skin. Your blood vessels widen and increase blood flow. Your heart rate ticks up. Studies show that infrared saunas can help boost heart health and reduce blood pressure. Researchers equated the physical response of an infrared sauna session to walking at a moderate pace.
  • Better immune system function. Saunas have also been shown to boost white blood cell function, which helps fight off infections and disease-causing agents in your body.
  • Relief from muscle stiffness, aches and pains. Infrared heat penetrates deeply into the body for therapeutic benefits that may help those with rheumatoid arthritis or fibromyalgia find relief from painful symptoms like joint stiffness and muscle spasms and pain associated with these conditions, such as burning sensations in the hands and feet (Raynaud’s phenomenon).
  • Reduced stress levels and anxiety. Infrared saunas are known for their soothing effects on the mind and body. Research indicates that regular sauna use can lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which may have implications for
    improving mood and reducing anxiety symptoms associated with depression and bipolar disorder.
  • Weight-loss support. A growing body of research suggests that regular infrared sauna use could be an effective weight-loss tool when combined with other lifestyle changes such as dieting and exercise — especially if you’re dealing with
    metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes.
  • Infrared saunas help you burn calories by raising your metabolism, even after stepping out of the sauna room. In one study, participants burned more than 700 calories during their first 20-minute session in an infrared sauna. That’s about what you would burn during a 30-minute cardio workout on an elliptical machine at a moderate intensity level or a half-hour run at a five mph pace. In addition to boosting metabolism, infra-red saunas have increased thermogenesis (thermogenic effect).
  • Improved immunity and disease resistance. Studies show that infrared saunas may enhance immune function by increasing white blood cell counts, which help fight disease-causing bacteria and viruses. Infrared saunas may also help people
    with chronic pain conditions such as arthritis reduce their dependence on pain medication over time.
  • Increased range of motion and flexibility. Infrared waves penetrate deep into the body’s tissues, raising the temperature and increasing blood circulation and muscle relaxation that helps loosen stiff joints and muscles. They also help break
    down lactic acid buildup in muscles after exercise, increasing flexibility for more effortless movement through your range of motion.
  • Improved sleep. Studies show that infrared sauna therapy can help improve sleep quality in people with insomnia or sleep apnea.

Infrared saunas have been shown to affect the autonomic nervous system by putting the user in the parasympathetic (rest and digest) state, allowing the body to heal and restore itself. The treatment is relaxing and rejuvenating, which is why millions of people use infrared saunas. You will leave the Infrared Sauna feeling relaxed every single time.

People who use an infrared sauna often report feeling better after just one session. Another benefit of an infrared sauna is that it helps your body detoxify by sweating out toxins. Toxins that build up from environmental pollution and food additives can be flushed out of the body through sweat. This helps with weight loss since toxins are stored in fat cells.

An infrared sauna session can also help lower blood pressure and boost circulation, especially for people suffering from high blood pressure or circulatory issues. An infrared sauna session can also help improve arthritis pain by increasing circulation to affected joints.

Infrared saunas are not like traditional saunas. The infrared heat penetrates your body, warming and purifying your blood while relaxing your muscles. Most people who experience an infrared sauna feel energized, relaxed, invigorated and healthy after just a few minutes in the gentle warmth of the sauna room.

While the number of infrared sauna users is growing, many still don’t know what to expect from an infrared sauna session. In short, after having an infrared sauna performed sessions, one may find that they feel happy and relaxed, as well as have
increased energy levels.

So, how does an infrared sauna work? What does it do for the body? And can you expect noticeable results after just one session? Give it a shot if you want to try out an infrared sauna. There’s no risk involved. To learn more about how it can help you, consider some of the ways it has helped others.

Join us at House of Evexia, where we have installed a new InfraRed Sauna machine this month!

House of Evexia is based in Rugby, within The Midlands and Warwickshire. Our Infrared Sauna is open to anyone across the UK or looking for a sauna near me. Our state-of-the-art Infrared Sauna is just a relaxing short drive away from Birmingham, Leicestershire and Coventry.


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