One of the leading diseases, globally, is heart disease. Diet, stress, sedentary lifestyles and toxins all give our poor hearts a hard time leading to 17.9 million deaths per year.
A scientific review published in the Science & Technology Review and published by the US National Library of Medicine showcases the therapeutic uses of infrared sauna therapy for the healthy enhancement of patients with severe chronic diseases.
It is purported that this type of sauna delivers improvements in heart disease, diabetes and kidney disease. Time to book your Infrared Sauna if you’re in Inner West or Sydney.
Research shows that blood vessel dilation, improved circulation and improved action occurred of the linings of the arteries, which aided in patients with congestive heart disease.
Several weeks use of this sauna showed greater dilation of the brachial artery and greater exercise tolerance. Multiple reports refer to infrared saunas’ ability to improve circulation, to enhance the number of capillaries per area of muscle and increase the presence of beneficial nitric oxide.
Levels of cortisol and oxidative stress were recorded as dropping after a month’s use of this infrared treatment and, very importantly, the reduction of blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes with improved processing of insulin.
Other fantastic benefits of health improvements were noted by patients suffering from kidney disease and chronic fatigue syndrome. The previously mentioned greater circulation and artery density also saw benefits to those suffering from cognitive decline.
The list of benefits goes on. Infrared saunas help you in your fight with obesity which includes accelerating the elimination of metabolic waste and environmental toxins. Your body will flush arsenic, lead, mercury, cadmium, bisphenol A and phthalates.
A default outcome of the above-listed benefits is that infrared therapy ultimately improves the immune system. This means you will have better wound healing, less inflammation and will generally recover easier after injury, trauma and stress. This ‘stress’ reduction also refers to stress incurred by intense training by professional athletes. Your recovery time between training sessions is greatly reduced.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU USE A SAUNA?
It’s a personal choice, ultimately. There are those that can’t do without a daily dose, but we would recommend three sweats a week and a fourth one every few weeks when you need an extra boost.