In recent years, the popularity of infrared saunas has increased significantly. These saunas use infrared heaters to emit infrared light, which is absorbed by the skin and heats the body directly. While many people and research studies have shown the health benefits of infrared saunas, it's important to understand the science behind them to make an informed decision about whether they're right for you.
What Are Infrared Rays?
Infrared is the band of light we perceive as heat. We cannot see this band of light with
the naked eye, but we can feel this type of light in the form of heat. Our sun produces most of its energy output in the infrared segment of the spectrum. Infrared rays heat your body without having to heat the air in-between, a process known as conversion.
These infrared rays are commonly produced within infrared saunas in carbon heater panels. These panels produce electromagnetic fields (EMFs) as an unwanted byproduct of the infrared light production. EMF's have been reported to negatively effect the body. The carbon heating panels in the infrared sauna at Revive Chiropractic are LOW EMF and it is important to look for saunas with such ratings. The EMF produced by our heating panels is so low that it is 4 times less than produced by a coffee maker.
One of the primary benefits of infrared saunas is their ability to increase blood flow and circulation, which can aid in pain relief and muscle recovery. Infrared light also has been shown to penetrate deeper into the skin than traditional saunas, leading to increased detoxification and improved skin health. Additionally, studies have shown that regular use of infrared saunas can lead to improved cardiovascular health, reduced stress and anxiety, and even weight loss.
However, it's important to note that there are potential risks associated with using infrared saunas. Some people may experience dizziness, dehydration, or overheating, particularly if they spend too much time in the sauna or have underlying health conditions. It's important to stay hydrated and listen to your body while using an infrared sauna to prevent any adverse effects. Infrared saunas are generally safe for most people, but it's always a good idea to consult with your doctor before incorporating them into your wellness routine, particularly if you have any pre-existing health conditions.
While the science behind infrared saunas is still evolving everyday, there are already so many potential benefits to incorporating them into your wellness routine. However, as with any new health regimen, it's important to do your research and listen to your body to ensure that you're using them safely and effectively.
Stop On By
If you're interested in experiencing the benefits of an infrared sauna for yourself, I invite you to come visit our chiropractic office and try out our new sauna. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can answer any questions you may have about the sauna and how it works, and we can guide you through the session to ensure you get the most out of your experience. Whether you're looking to improve your health, boost your immune system, or simply relax and unwind, an infrared sauna session at our office can be just what you need. So don't hesitate to book your appointment today and start enjoying the many benefits of infrared sauna therapy!