Infared Sauna - What are the Benefits?

Sunday, December 29, 2019 • American Fork, UT 84003
Going to a sauna doesn't cross a lot of people's minds. This is unfortunate because there are so many health benefits that can be gained from going to a sauna. A bonus to this is that you typically don't stay in a sauna very long. Usually, you will stay in there for about 20 minutes.
 
One benefit that you and other people will see is your skin. Saunas improve your blood circulation which can make you look younger and help get rid of acne. Increased blood circulation can also help deliver more oxygen to your muscles helping aid with muscle pain and stiffness and can also help those who suffer from arthritis which is a common reason why you see a lot of elderly people at saunas.
 
For the people trying to lose weight, an infrared sauna can help achieve your desired body. With the intense heat surrounding you, your body will have to work harder to keep itself cool. This can help boost your metabolism which will make you burn more calories. Any extra boost you can get on a weight loss journey can be extremely beneficial.
 
There's also plenty of mental benefits as well. Infrared saunas can put your body in a rest and digest state. In this state, your body heals and you can feel relieved from stress and tension improving your overall mood. It can even help you if you suffer from anxiety. This is done by making the body retain the same levels of cortisol during the session. After the session is over, your cortisol levels drop. Cortisol is important because it plays a part in your "fight or flight" response when things get bad. This raises your blood pressure and heartbeat causing you to feel tense and anxious. So a sauna can help keep the levels steady and after the levels drop, you will have a more relaxed feeling throughout your body.