There are many health benefits to be gained from using a sauna, but infrared sauna health is even more remarkable.
If you've ever spent time in a sauna, you know that it's a great way to feel invigorated. But did you know that the health benefits of sauna use have been proven? Research has shown that these benefits, everything from unhealthy skin to better blood circulation, are significant.
The major benefits of sauna use include an increased heart rate, increased circulation, and stimulation of the immune system. The increased heart rate yields the same benefits as an invigorating walk. The increased circulation helps nutrients reach their destinations. And the immune stimulates creates a body that is better able to fight disease.
With all of these benefits, it is easy to see why so many people use saunas on a regular basis. But there is even better news for health-conscious sauna users. Infrared saunas, which provide the same health benefits as traditional saunas, provide further benefits including softer, more tolerable heat and can spur even defer detoxification of the body.
A traditional steam sauna operates by pouring water over a heating element, which heats the room. The heated room then heats the user's body. An infrared sauna uses radiant energy (the same kind of energy produced by the sun) to heat only the user's body, not the room. And the infrared technology does not include potentially harmful UV rays.
The heating element in a traditional sauna operates at a temperature of 150 – 200 degrees Fahrenheit. In an infrared sauna, the temperature is approximately 110 – 140 degrees Fahrenheit. That 40-90 degree difference can make all the difference in your sauna experience. Because the heat in an infrared sauna is lower, and because its radiant energy heaters only the user's body, people often say that they are able to stay in an infrared sauna longer than a traditional sauna. This is significant because the longer they stay in the sauna, the more health benefits they gain.
The other significant benefit that is only provided by an infrared sauna is deeper detoxification. Infrared energy penetrates deep into the muscle tissue. This penetration forces the cells to react by eliminating waste. Infrared sauna users often say that they begin to sweat sooner and sweat more than with traditional saunas. And more sweat means better cleansing.
If you are interested in gaining all of these health benefits, look into an infrared sauna. The difference between traditional and infrared sauna health will impress you.