After a long day of training, you’re probably only interested in taking a shower and heading home to recharge. One of the best ways to soothe your aching muscles, however, is to experience an infrared sauna session. Because infrared light is highly effective at penetrating human tissue, it’s one of the best ways to care for yourself. Whether you’re looking to soothe your aching muscles, add an anti-aging segment to your routine, or need a little help with wound healing, an infrared sauna may be the ticket to restoring your mind, body, and soul.
One of the reasons infrared saunas are becoming so popular is because of the pain relief they offer. Since the heat deeply penetrates tissue, it will seep into your joints and muscles to take away minor aches and pains. Infrared heat can also relieve chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia. Physicians and pain management professionals often recommend such sessions to their patients for those reasons and because the saunas reduce muscle spasms and speed up recovery.
Even though you’re sitting in a sauna, that doesn’t mean that you’re being passive. An infrared sauna session is essentially the same thing as a passive cardio workout. The infrared rays of the sauna work to increase your blood flow and heart rate much like a workout does. When you have a session on a regular basis, especially when using the mid and far-infrared range, your blood flow will increase to a level that’s as much as twice the normal rate.
Improved Wound Healing
If you’ve recently had a procedure, be sure to book an infrared session. Science has proven that infrared therapy helps the skin heal because it promotes faster cell regeneration. As a result, your tissue will grow faster and your wound will heal quicker. It even helps prevent infections from developing.
Faster Muscle Recovery
Infrared light therapy doesn’t just give your cardiovascular system a boost, it also activates the circulatory system, causing the oxygen level in your blood to increase. Improved blood circulation means toxins will rise to your skin’s surface faster, thus leading to improved cell health and muscle recovery. When you start booking regular sauna sessions, you’ll experience less recovery time and can get back to your training more quickly. What’s not to love about that, right?
Relaxation and Stress Reduction
If you associate a sauna session with intense heat in an uncomfortable setting with some random person sitting next to you, you don’t have to sweat it. Infrared is unlike traditional saunas because it’s gentle, soothing, and therapeutic dry heat. The heat produced in these saunas will leave you feeling relaxed and ready for a night of restful sleep. The next time you have a long day full of meetings and planning, be sure to stop by for a sauna session. The best part is that you’ll have the entire sauna to yourself! (It is a 2 person sauna so you can bring someone with you if you’d like!)
Total Rejuvenation of Cedar Rapids Iowa offers a wide range of services including infrared light therapy, whole-body cryotherapy, halotherapy, and floatation therapy. Whether you’re an athlete looking to recover after a training session, or a stay-at-home mom who needs some time to float by herself, we’ve got the service for you. Let us help you heal your mind, body, and soul. Book a session online or give us a call today.