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Infrared saunas also help with:
 

    Detoxification
    Stress and fatigue
    Muscle aches, arthritis, and joint relief
    Weight loss and calorie burning
    Increased metabolism
    Immune system support
    Skin conditions
    Heart health
    Appearance of cellulite
    Diabetes support
 

 

 

Muscle aches, arthritis and joint pain
 

Too much of anything can take its toll, including exercise. Infrared saunas can help relieve inflammation, stiffness and soreness by increasing blood circulation and allowing the deep, penetrating infrared heat to relax muscles and carry off metabolic waste products, while delivering oxygen-rich blood to the muscles for a faster recovery.
 

Infrared helps warm the muscles for greater flexibility and range of motion, while relieving muscle tension and pain.
 

Studies have also shown that time spent in an infrared sauna can bring relief from different forms of arthritis.3 Radiant heat has been effective in the treatment of sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and many other musculoskeletal ailments. Much of the normal stiffness, aches and pains that come with aging can be lessened with regular sauna usage.

 

Weight loss and increased metabolism
 

An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association has stated that regular use of an infrared sauna imparts a similar boost to the cardiovascular system as running. While relaxing in the gentle infrared heat, the body is producing sweat, pumping blood and burning calories.
 

This is called a “passive aerobic workout,” because although the body is receiving all these benefits, it is not being stressed in the same way as a normal workout. The body is more relaxed and is in parasympathetic mode during that time.
 

As the body increases sweat production to cool itself, the heart works harder to pump blood while boosting circulation. This increase in metabolism is also burning more calories.
 

A 30-minute infrared sauna session can burn somewhere between 300–800 calories.