Sauna use increases and enhances circulation while oxygenating the cells, organs, and tissues throughout the body. Using a sauna helps increase the body's ability to produce energy and start the healing processes within itself. On his website, Dr. John Maher states that the thermal effects of infrared sauna within the deeper layers of tissue cause the blood vessels and capillaries to dilate, promoting increased circulation and removing metabolic waste and toxins through sweating. Sauna use makes the blood vessels more flexible, increasing circulation and overall health. Dr. Rachel West has said, "...the cardiovascular cleansing properties of infrared saunas allow the circulatory system to have increased circulation and oxygenation while lowering blood pressure."
After participating in physical sports, use the heat and/or steam of a sauna to promote muscle relaxation by helping to reduce muscle tension and eliminate lactic acid or other toxins that may be present.
All of the following ailments may be associated to some degree with poor circulation and may respond well to the increased peripheral dilation associated with infrared application:
- Children's Overtired Muscles
- Upset Stomachs
- Nervous Tension
- Varicose Veins
- Stretch Marks
- Strained Muscles
- Menstrual Cramps
- Ulcers – failing to heal using conventional approaches
- Postoperative Edema – treatment with Infrared has been so successful that hospital stays were reported to have been reduced by 25%.
Increased circulation draws the skin's own natural nutrients to the surface. It improves tone, elasticity, texture, and 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 quicker, reducing scarring.
Sauna skin therapy is essential to well-toned, healthy, and great-looking skin. A study published in The Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy showed significant improvements in skin appearance after using infrared technology. Participants experienced a reduction in wrinkles and crow's feet, as well as improved overall skin tone, including softness, smoothness, elasticity, clarity, and firmness.
The sweating achieved in an infrared sauna carries off deeply embedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and immaculately clean. Regular infrared therapy stimulates the circulatory system, causing the heart to beat more vigorously and blood vessels to dilate, which helps cleanse the circulatory system and oxygenate the body's cells. Forego expensive cosmetic treatments and rejuvenate your skin the affordable and natural way.