It’s National Stress Day, and we’re talking about all things infrared sauna! There are a variety of reasons why we love using our Infrared Sauna at Peak Performance, and reducing stress is one of them. If you’re like us, then you know how important it is to relieve anxiety and stress after a long day at work or after a good workout. This is possible with an infrared sauna session! Here are a few reasons we think you’ll love a session too!
Infrared Saunas Reduce Stress
Did you know? One study found that a single sauna treatment can improve symptoms of depression! This heat exposure can reduce depression for up to six weeks!
Heat raises our core body temperature, causing a hyperthermic (fever-like symptoms) response to the heat. This stress reaction temporarily raises cortisol levels. However, the focus of the external stress is a unique shift from our inner negativity–the brain focuses on the external stress, and the inner stress (e.g., a negative monologue of the day’s worries) vanishes!
Most people feel better after a sauna session because heat exposure elevates serotonin levels.
Studies have shown just how beneficial infrared saunas can be for people who deal with circulation issues. Thanks to the heat from an infrared sauna, the body benefits from improved blood flow, muscle recovery, and nutrient delivery throughout. As a result, athletes can recover more quickly in between training sessions!
Weight Loss & Better Immunity
When using an infrared sauna, the body’s core temperature rises. This stimulates a raised heart rate, and the body begins to sweat. While you may sweat out mostly water weight, regular infrared sauna sessions can lead to fat loss. *It is suggested to maintain a well-balanced diet and regular exercise to support weight loss.
Another benefit of Infrared Sauna sessions includes a better immunity! One study found that the body’s immune response to the common cold grew stronger after repeated sauna bathing. This may be possible with regular sessions due to the body’s reaction to the hyperthermic state. When the body is pushed under stress, it produces white blood cells, which helps protect the body from infection and disease.
Schedule Your Infrared Sauna Therapy
If you’re looking for a sauna treatment that is both beneficial and relaxing, book your next appointment with Peak Recovery! Infrared Saunas offer an excellent array of health benefits, including weight loss, improved circulation, detoxification, and more! The professional staff at Peak Recovery will help ensure a relaxing environment while keeping your health and wellness goals in mind!