Whether you’re a serious athlete or you’ve only recently begun to invest in personal training, everyone can benefit from an infrared sauna. In today’s post, we’ll explain what an infrared sauna is and how it can assist you with your health and wellness goals.

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What Is an Infrared Sauna?

You’ve probably experienced a normal sauna that uses a heating mechanism to warm the air inside the room. Infrared saunas are often similar to traditional saunas in their appearance, but they use light to heat your body instead of the air inside the room. Conventional saunas can quickly become overwhelming and uncomfortable, but infrared saunas provide a comfortable and refreshing alternative.

How Can an Infrared Sauna Help Me?

Detoxification

One reason that many people begin using conventional saunas is to detoxify their bodies. The body releases toxins through sweat, and the body heat generated by an infrared sauna can also help you eliminate toxins quickly and safely. Between the pesticides we use to treat our food and the pollutants that fill the air, harmful toxins are more prevalent than ever before, so give your body the gift of health by sitting in an infrared sauna!

Weight Loss 

Another reason that many people spend time in saunas is to aid in their weight loss efforts. Traditional saunas are most effective at reducing water weight, but they can also help to increase the body’s metabolism. Infrared saunas take this benefit to the next level, as the infrared light rays penetrate beneath the skin and increase both blood circulation and metabolism. If you’re trying to lose weight through diet and exercise, then you should seriously consider spending some time in an infrared sauna after your workout is over!

Pain Management

Many people sit in saunas to relieve pain, and this is because heat helps to reduce inflammation. Just as heating pads are often used to treat a sore back or aching joints, saunas act as a heating pad for the entire body. We mentioned in the previous section that infrared light increases circulation, and this benefit can help to alleviate the symptoms caused by arthritis, injuries, and other inflammation-related conditions.

Keep an eye on our blog page for future posts in which we’ll continue to provide you with information about infrared saunas as well as the other services offered at our Southfield fitness center. We offer free fitness consultations for new members, and we would love to help you take the first steps toward a healthier life. Contact a member of A.M. Total Being Fitness today to get started!

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