Infrared saunas deliver the same benefits of a traditional sauna and much more thanks to the metabolic impact of infrared light. Adam Sandahl, DC, CCEP, at Tier Wellness Center proudly offers infrared sauna therapy to his patients, as a stand-alone treatment, to support sports recovery, or to complement your chiropractic care. If you have questions about the benefits of an infrared sauna, call the office in Long Beach, California, or book an appointment online.
Infrared light safely penetrates through your skin to reach tissues deep below the surface. The wavelength found in infrared light is absorbed by tissues, where it stimulates natural metabolic processes and promotes healing by:
When infrared light is delivered through a sauna, these metabolic changes are combined with an increase in body temperature and sweating to promote your health.
Traditional saunas heat the air around you, which raises your body temperature. As a result, you sweat, your blood vessels widen, and your heart rate increases, which closely simulates the effect of cardiovascular exercise.
With infrared saunas, the light rays penetrate and heat your body, which makes you sweat. At the same time, the infrared light increases your circulation.
Some types of infrared saunas may also heat the air, but the temperature remains comfortable, and your experience is more relaxing compared to the heat of a traditional sauna.
Spending time in an infrared sauna restores your health by relaxing your muscles and increasing blood flow to tissues. As a result, it effectively relieves chronic pain, including joint pain caused by injuries and arthritis.
Due to its effect on your heart rate and blood vessels, the infrared sauna may improve blood pressure and relieve symptoms caused by heart problems, such as congestive heart failure.
With prolonged and excessive sweating, your body detoxifies by flushing toxins. Patients find that time spent in the infrared sauna is an exceptional way to relieve stress and fight fatigue.
Since infrared saunas directly heat your body, they effectively raise your core body temperature. As core temperature rises, your metabolism gets a boost, and you’ll burn more calories.
Although this increase in metabolism is temporary, scheduling regular sessions in the infrared sauna may lead to noticeable weight loss over several months.
To take advantage of the relaxing and rejuvenating benefits of an infrared sauna, call Tier Wellness Center or book an appointment online.