When’s the last time you invested in you? When did you last go for a run, meditate, or do something fun like go out to lunch with your friends? If it’s been a while, take some time to fill up your cup during an infrared sauna session.Now, I know what you’re thinking. How can sweating it out in a warm wooden box be beneficial? Here are a couple:

Sweating helps the body – I’m sure you’ve heard of the fact that sweating helps the body release unhealthy toxins, and it’s true. When you sweat, your body lets go of heavy metals such as mercury, lead, and environmental chemicals. This is partially why we feel great after a run, a sports game, or an intense workout at the gym.

You’ll lose weight – When you’re in the sauna, your core temperature rises which will elevate your heart rate. This increase in heart rate is the same type that you experience during a workout. Your body will begin to work harder to lower your core temperature and keep up with your fast heart rate. During this process, you’ll burn more calories, which leads to pounds lost. Studies have found that a 30-minute infrared sauna session can help you burn up to 600 calories, which is pretty sweet.

The heat will help you relax – Much like a day at the beach or a walk in the sun, the warmth of the sauna will help melt your tight muscles, therefore you’ll feel more relaxed. The heat will help your body balance its level of cortisol, a stress hormone. So the next time you have a rough day at work and need to take some time for yourself, be sure to book a session.

Infrared saunas relieve pain – Heat is a great way to loosen up joint pain and stiffness. It’s also a great way of easing inflammation since the warmth increases circulation, which relaxes the muscles. If you’re a runner who often experiences knee or ankle pain, this is a great way to get relief.

Your skin will look great – When you sit in the sauna, your body releases toxins in many ways. Just like the rest of your body, the skin on your face will release toxins as well, leading to clearer pores, increased circulation, and softer healthy-looking skin. In addition to clearing your skin, the sauna will also assist with anti-aging, allowing you to look your best for even longer.

Sessions can be personalized – There are 6 different programs for you to choose from. So whether you’re looking for strictly detox, a cardio “workout”, or relaxation there is a session for you. You also have the ability to watch Netflix, listen to Pandora, or get on Facebook, allowing you to do whatever helps you relax the most.

If you’re in the Eastern Iowa area and you’d like to schedule an infrared sauna session, be sure to come to Total Rejuvenation. As a first-time customer, you’ll receive a discount on your package of three sessions, just ask for the “Tri-Infrared” package. Invest in your overall wellness by giving us a call today.