The almost magical cell regenerative effect of infrared red light has been a major talking point in large scale health management and alternative therapy for quite some time now. But what makes infrared therapy so special? Infrared light is literally the application of all that is good about the sun. When humans absorb sun rays through the skin and eyes, we are provided with a direct source of heat and energy for enhancing metabolic processes. This is why conditions such as depression, fatigue, depressed immune functions, and sleep disorders are associated with sunlight deprivation. Even though radiation from the sun is predominantly ultraviolet, exposure to enough sunlight per day should provide you with just the right amount of infrared light.
The key characteristics of administered infrared light is its ability to provide deep, safe, natural, non-invasive and completely painless relief to various health issues (a little like what we get from sunlight). Infrared therapy has been found over the years to be rather multifunctional in its remedial abilities. Some of these health functions include detoxification, pain relief, reduction of muscle tension, relaxation, improved circulation, weight loss, skin purification, reduced side effects of diabetes, boosting of the immune system, and lowering blood pressure, to name a few.
However, most recently, infrared saunas have taken center stage relative to other forms of infrared light therapies as they have been found to be rather useful in treatment of the rather evasive COVID-19 virus disease as well as in treating cancer and autism. Even though these claims are still being attributed to assertions under pseudoscience, the use of infrared saunas still lays claim to several already established health benefits.
An infrared Sauna is a type of sauna that makes use of infrared heaters to emit infrared light experienced as radiant heat which is then absorbed through the surface of the skin. What makes infrared saunas any different from your traditional saunas? Unlike the traditional saunas, Infrared saunas don’t heat the air around you. Instead, the use of electromagnetic radiation emitted through infrared lamps simply help directly warm a user’s body. Therefore while an infrared sauna will operate between 120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, traditional saunas typically function between 150 to 195 degrees Fahrenheit. In summary, a single infrared sauna session will give you all the benefits of a traditional sauna session as well as other benefits while still helping you avoid the extreme heat associated with traditional saunas.
In addition to better sleep, general muscle relaxation, and improved circulation associated with regular saunas, the use of infrared saunas has an enormous array of other health benefits. Patients with chronic diseases, such as congestive heart failure, who underwent infrared sauna therapy, have been reported to have shown massive improvements. Other health conditions that have been known to decline remarkably as a result of administering infrared therapy to patients through saunas include rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, both of which affect the bones, joints, and muscles, and are known to cause chronic and severe pain.
Finally, you might want to take a cue from the fire departments in Texas and Indiana who have recently purchased and installed infrared saunas in several stations around their states as they discovered that infrared saunas could play useful roles in cancer prevention and that firefighters will be better able to sweat out inhaled pollutants.
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