Relaxation - Infrared Sauna Benefits  

Stress Relief and Infrared Sauna Relaxation

One way to achieve full-body relief and relaxation is through the benefits provide by regular infrared sauna use.

Studies show that high stress levels have a major impact on the brain. The effects of stress on the brain are tremendous, from memory problems to depression and learning difficulties. Neuroscientists have shown that persistent stress can cause changes in the brain's gray and white matter, as well as the amygdala's size and connectivity. Even the number of neurons located in the brain can decrease with high stress levels.

Relax and reduce mental stress by engulfing your body in comforting warmth, as the infrared therapy soothes your mind. Being in a state of mindful meditation during a sauna therapy session can also help in reducing mental stress. With a sauna therapy session, time alone is maximized, giving you the chance to relax and move on from the stressors of the day.

Effects of Stress on the Body

The American Institute of Stress reports that 75 to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related problems. Long-term stress is the source of various physiological effects on the body, including increased blood pressure, weight gain, and immune system weakening.

The more depressed you are, the more cortisol your body produces, according to New York Times best-selling writer and fitness expert Jorge Cruise–as well as many other health professionals. Cortisol is a "fight or flight" hormone produced in the adrenal glands that increases heart rate and blood pressure and contributes to mid-section deposition of excess calories.

You can easily reduce stress! Scientific evidence suggests that infrared sauna therapy helps maintain stable cortisol levels in the body. Although cortisol levels stay the same during a sauna therapy session or rise slightly, they fall immediately afterwards. In addition, with daily use, it has been clinically demonstrated that Sunlighten saunas reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

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Our saunas are designed to help you relax with an invigorating deep tissue sweat and natural comfort that will make you feel completely refreshed after each session.

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