No, an infrared sauna does not refer to the traditional sauna you are used to. Many people have a love-hate relationship with saunas. Saunas have a lot of benefits for the body, but a good number of people cannot withstand the heat that traditional saunas emanate.
The good news is that an infrared sauna delivers just about the same results, and maybe even more, but with a more tolerable temperature. This article discusses the many benefits infrared saunas can have on your health and body. But first, just let’s get to know more about infrared saunas.
You might be excited to learn that such a sauna exists, but understand little about what an infrared sauna actually is. An infrared sauna uses both heat and light to help the body relax and detoxify. It emits infrared light waves that heat the body, which will cause you to sweat and get rid of harmful toxins.
It works by delivering far-infrared light wave radiation to the body. In simple terms, infrared saunas emit heat as well as natural positive radiation effects that will be beneficial to your body.
Traditional saunas and infrared saunas deliver the same benefits to the body. It all works because of the heat delivered to the body. When the right amount of heat is delivered to the body, the body and its mechanisms adjust and these adjustments help to improve your overall health.
Generally, anybody in good health can benefit from the regular use of infrared saunas. Studies also show that the following people diagnosed with the following issues can receive the benefits of infrared saunas as well:
Infrared saunas do not have any serious adverse side effects. It is generally considered safe for most people, even those who normally cannot tolerate other types of saunas, like traditional saunas. In fact, far infrared light is also referred to as gentle radiant heat. It can penetrate up to 1.5 inches beneath the skin but is not painful and does not cause burning.
However, if you wish to err on the safe side, you can always consult your doctor first before undergoing infrared sauna treatments. This is especially important for people who are taking medications or are diagnosed with diseases other than those mentioned above.