Heating muscles with infrared light produces an increase in blood flow similar to exercise. In fact, blood flow during infrared sauna use has been reported to rise from a normal rate of 5-7 quarts per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute. Many ailments can be associated to poor circulation and, thus, may respond well to the increased peripheral dilation associated with infrared therapy.
Increased circulation draws the skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface. It improves tone, elasticity, texture and fresh color of the skin. Increased blood circulation has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts. In addition, open wounds may heal more quickly, reducing scarring. Forego expensive cosmetic treatments and rejuvenate your skin the affordable and natural way.
The elevation in body temperature also produces an increase in blood flow that mirrors the benefits of a passive cardiovascular workout. Regular infrared sauna use has been shown to significantly stimulate blood flow, even after your health sauna session is completed.
Never before has a cardio workout been so relaxing! Quick muscle recovery is another benefit of improved circulation is –Making a sauna session a perfect way to end your regular workouts. The increased peripheral circulation from our infrared heat reduces inflammation, decreases pain and speeds healing, all important steps in helping the body recover from strenuous activity.
…the cardiovascular cleansing properties of infrared saunas allow the circulatory system to have increased circulation and oxygenation while lowering blood pressure.
-Dr. Rachel West
More health experts recommend infrared saunas because of their proven effectiveness. Dr. Mark Hyman, New York Times bestselling author and editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed medical journal Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine, owns an infrared sauna and says, “…..saunas improve circulation, help with weight loss, balance blood sugar and improve detoxification”