Far Infrared Saunas – What are the Health Benefits?

I love Far Infrared Saunas! The fact that you’re here reading this article probably means that you’re looking for information on these great saunas – if so you’re in exactly the same place I was several years ago. I came across the infrared sauna at my gym and started investigating infrared sauna therapy and the benefits to health that these saunas provide with a view to adding one to my massage business at the time as an additional service

Well, after much investigation and research, I did end up buying one, but it ended up at home so that we could use it every day because we absolutely loved it!

Far infrared saunas can have many amazing health benefits. The way that they work is that they use either ceramic or carbon fiber heaters, which heat the body using far infrared rays.

The far infrared rays are the same as one of the types of rays given off by the sun, but not the burning kind. Infrared sauna therapy uses the wavelength of the light spectrum of sunlight that heats the body normally. When the far infrared saunas rays penetrate through skin and into the subcutaneous tissues, it changes from light energy to heat energy and then the thermal effect within the deep layers of the tissues causes the bloods vessels and capillaries to dilate, increasing blood circulation and then helping the body to get rid of toxins and metabolic wastes through sweating.

Because of the effects that the infrared rays have on the circulation and the tissues, they are claimed to have the following health benefits:

  • Detoxification
  • Relief from muscle pain
  • Relief from arthritis and joint pain
  • Improvement in skin conditions
  • Faster recovery from injuries
  • Increased circulation
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improved heart health
  • Improvement in skin texture
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Increase in speed of metabolic processes
  • Weight loss
  • Relaxation and feeling of improved well-being
  • And more….

Whether you will get all of these benefits from using an infrared sauna is unknown. However I know that from my experience using our sauna we definitely did experience a number of these health benefits including great skin, feeling great, improved immune system, and relief from aches and pains.

Would I recommend far infrared saunas? A resounding YES! is the answer to that question. Don’t go out and buy the first sauna you come across though as there a big differences in quality often in sauna’s in the same price range. Do some research and work out what you’re looking for in an infrared sauna before you buy.

Then sit back, relax and enjoy your infrared sauna every day. I hope you’ll love it as much as us!