According to Dr. Young Cleveland Clinic states, “Infrared saunas give a unique glow, that is completely different from any traditional old-school sauna. “The lamps focus on penetrating warmth directly to your skin bringing heat-therapy benefits without enduring extreme heat.”
During any sauna experience, the body will flush toxins that build up regularly, therefore replenishing with both alkaline fluids or coconut water will rehydrate to improve longer-lasting results.
Since the sauna’s benefits stem from sweating, be sure to hydrate beforehand, during, and after each session. Plus, it’s advisable to remove all make-up which allows your skin to receive the full benefits of Infrared heat during your session. Because the infrared sauna’s function uses electromagnetic lamps to create warmth at much lower temperatures, it provides increased therapeutic benefits.
If you are already an established client ready to schedule an appointment, we request that you arrive 5 minutes early to be checked in, shown to the private sauna room, and make sure you are prepared for the session. If you are a new client who has not used our infrared saunas, please arrive 15 min. early to complete a client intake health history form.
The best clothing options are ‘birthday suits’ (we provide complimentary towels) but otherwise commercial swimsuits are acceptable. We recommend bringing loose-fitting comfortable clothes to change into after your session. If you are still struggling with your decision to experience an infrared sauna, we have provided some additional benefits below.
Improved heart health
One highly important opportunity to always consider is improving heart health. Infrared saunas are designed to increase your body’s natural response to heat. Thereby, beads of sweat will trickle down your cheek within minutes. As the blood vessels widen, it increases blood flow thereby, increasing the heart rate.
Dr. Young continues to explain, “What’s happening mimics exercise when you think of physiology. There’s a benefit to that.” Studies have shown boosting heart health can reduce blood pressure, mimicking someone walking at a moderate pace.
Soothing sore muscles
One other added benefit to improved blood circulation eases sore muscles. Therefore, athletes can enhance muscle recovery following physical activity by using an infrared sauna. Many athletes have seen improved performance after easing muscle soreness quickly.
In a study by Texas Orthopedic, “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 treatment.
Other studies have shown the sensation of warming the body, can feel good to the soul, and improve mood. Think of the sauna experience as a meditation session; decreasing depression, anxiety, or stress.
In our experience clients acknowledge better more relaxed sleep patterns after continual infrared sauna sessions.
Dr. Young of the Cleveland Clinic also stated, “Evidence shows that regular sauna use can help you avoid the common cold, and reduce oxidative stress, which is associated with cardiovascular disease, cancer, and degenerative diseases like dementia. “More controversial claim that sauna use can provide a detoxification effect as you sweat out toxins such as cadmium and lead. However, that research is still in its infancy,”
Embrace the Sauna Temp
A Valley of Vitality Wellness Studio experience has shown the results are cumulative. The more you participate in using the sauna, the better most people feel. Just like working out or dieting, it will take a few sessions before benefits begin to manifest. After any sauna session, it’s normal to perspire as the body naturally cools down. We will provide a moist towel cabi outside the sauna when your session is completed. The experience will refresh and revive the soul.
Our goal at A Valley of Vitality Wellness Studio is to guide our clients on a journey to achieve their optimal health. Saunas in general, especially infrared saunas, can be an integral part of your regular health practices.