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Reasons Why an Infrared Sauna Can Soothe Depression


While some benefits of regular infrared sauna use are intuitive, like pain relief, relaxation, and increased circulation--some fly under the radar, even among health conscious people One of these lesser-known benefits is their ability to boost mood and ease depression. If this comes as a surprise, check out the evidence.

Infrared Sauna: Your Mood Boost

Healing with Heat

While it is clear that saunas promote relaxation, the precise thing that causes this is less obvious.According to a recent study, when it comes to depression it is the increase in body temperature (or hyperthermia) that has a positive effect on people with major depression. This positive effect is so powerful that it can last for up to six weeks after a single sauna session. If you are debating between purchasing an infrared sauna or a traditional sauna, this is a powerful argument in favor of infrared. As you may know, while traditional steam saunas warm the air around you, an infrared sauna warms your body directly. This achieves hyperthermia more quickly, and at a lower temperature.

What About Anxiety?

In an exciting development for those who struggle with anxiety, infrared sauna treatments may also be effective for them. In a study observing the effects of sauna use on chronic fatigue syndrome and anxiety, (which often goes hand-in-hand with depression)symptoms were shown to be relieved by regular sauna use.

How Can I Use my Sauna to Treat Depression?

First follow your doctor’s recommendations for treating depression and take any prescribed medication. With that as a baseline, it’s simple to use your infrared sauna to improve your mood:

●The studies that used “induced hyperthermia” warmed up the patient’s body in a sauna for about 15 minutes at a time.

● Users that are new to infrared saunas often find 15 minute sessions too long at first. If this is the case, we suggest you begin at 5 minutes, and slowly work your way up to 15 minutes.

●Be sure not to wear perfumes, lotions, or scented body oil in the sauna and remove metal jewelry to avoid burns.

●Hydrate well before and after sauna use.

While sauna use should not replace a doctor’s care, it can be empowering to know you can relieve depression while relaxing. In the long run, treating depression leads to a more enjoyable life.


New Study Shows Infrared Sauna Use Can Benefit Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - www.universityhealthnews.com

Can Sitting In A Sauna Relieve Depression? - www.webmd.com

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