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FULL spectrum sauna

Therapy OVERVIEW

A full-spectrum infrared sauna, as its name suggests, offers treatments at various levels, known as near, middle, and far. All waves are absorbed into the body like sunlight, whether the light is seen with the naked eye or not.  

Light panels do more than give infrared saunas a unique glow. They also heat things up in a completely different way than old-school saunas, which is really what sets this method apart.  The lamps in infrared saunas focus a penetrating warmth directly on your skin to bring heat-therapy benefits. Traditional methods crank up the air temperature within an entire sauna.  Those two approaches bring up vastly different readings on thermometers. Temperatures in infrared saunas typically land between 110 degrees Fahrenheit and 135 F (43.33 degrees Celsius and 57.22 C). A traditional sauna usually falls between 150 F and 195 F (65.55 C and 90.55 C).  “Infrared saunas can definitely be much more comfortable for people while delivering the same sort of benefits.

 

WHY

Why would you do a sauna session?  So, why should you lounge under infrared lights in temperatures that still approach the highest ever recorded on Earth? (If you’re curious, the much-disputed world record is just above 130 F.  Here are a few reasons to get sweaty under the lights.  Within minutes of sitting in an infrared sauna, your body’s natural response begins. Beads of sweat appear on your skin. Your blood vessels widen and increase blood flow. Your heart rate ticks up.  “What’s happening mimics exercise when you think of the physiology,”  “There’s a benefit to that.”  Studies show that infrared saunas can help boost heart health and reduce blood pressure. Researchers equated the physical response of an infrared sauna session to walking at a moderate pace.

 

RECOMMENDED

Who is full spectrum sauna recommended for?  Virtually everyone can benefit from an infrared sauna session.  We recommend full spectrum sauna for all clients regardless of age, but should be avoided by people with certain medical conditions.

HOW OFTEN

How often should you do a sauna session? Sauna sessions are recommended 3-5 days a week

OTHER BENEFITS

What are other benefits? soothing sore muscles, the improved blood circulation brought on by an infrared sauna session can help speed up muscle recovery following physical activity.   Pain relief, researchers found that infrared sauna therapy “may be a promising method for treatment of chronic pain.” The determination followed a two-year study where people showed improved outcomes with the treatment. Relaxation, warming your body seems to warm your soul, too. Setting aside some sauna time may help decrease depression, anxiety and stress.  Basically, think of it as a meditation session in warmer temperatures. Catching ZZZs,  a bonus benefit to being more relaxed? Better sleep, which has also been linked to sauna use.   Fighting off illness, There’s evidence that regular sauna use can help you avoid the common cold.   Saunas also reduce oxidative stress, which is associated with cardiovascular disease, cancer and degenerative diseases like dementia.

 

SUMMARY

 What does this help to improve?  Sauna use increases something called BDNF, or brain-derived neurotrophic factors. BDNF encourages neurogenesis, or the growth of new brain cells, which is crucial for improving brain function and memory.