Reduce Your Inflammation & Pain with an Infrared Sauna

One of the many benefits of infrared sauna is how it reduces inflammation and pain.

This blog post is one of eight blog posts I have written for you to help you “Discover the Power of Healing With An Infrared Sauna.” I hope you will visit this link to learn about the many other health benefits of including infrared sauna bathing in your lifestyle.

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There are several health conditions that result in inflammation and pain. Fibromyalgia is one of these health conditions. A Japanese Study showed that FIR heat therapy reduced inflammation and swelling (two key factors in easing pain) in fibromyalgia patients, by about half during the first session and its effect became stable (20-78%) after 10 treatments (24). Another study also showed a combined effect of sauna therapy with underwater exercise in patients with fibromyalgia. All of the 44 patients reported significant reductions in pain and symptoms of 31-77% after the 12-week thermal therapy program, which remained stable during the 6-month follow-up period (22).

In a study with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis patients, 100% of patients experienced a reduction in joint stiffness and muscle spasms when treated with FIR sauna treatment. All had good tolerability and no adverse effects (26).

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In an animal study with rats, Contact hypersensitivity reaction was tested to assess the skin immune system and inflammatory reactions in the skin. It was found that in the irradiated group of animals, ear swelling was significantly diminished compared to control animals (13).

One New Zealand study, with 37 patients diagnosed with chronic tension headaches reported a 44% reduction in headache intensity within 6 weeks of the sauna treatment arm, with mean change in headache intensity between sauna and control group being 1.27 points (14).

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a leading blood marker of systemic inflammation. A Finnish study measured the effect of FIR sauna on CRP. There was a signifiant inverse association between the frequency of sauna bathing and the level of CRP (20).

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Not all Infrared Technology is Equal

Sunlighten’s far infrared technology, Solocarbon®, is the only infrared sauna heater on the market clinically shown to raise core temperature nearly 3 degrees. What does this mean for your health? You will experience the most detoxifying sweat, lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure and aid in weight loss through waistline reduction.

The most advanced infrared therapy available is Solocarbon 3-in-1 infrared treatments.  The infrared spectrum consists of near (NIR), mid (MIR), and far (FIR) waves, each with distinct characteristics and health benefits.  Sunlighten offers all three peak wavelengths for the maximum therapeutic results.

Infrared sauna therapy is an investment in your health. Daily sauna sessions can provide you with a longer life, more energy and a highly effective way to detox your body. With a sauna in your life, every day you will fell better and enjoy long-term health.

Things to Look for In a Sauna:

Infrared sauna is the best way to get that “river of sweat” comfortably. It’s crucial that you sweat to get the benefits. If you don’t sweat, it is not the right sauna, and if it is too miserable for you to sweat, you won’t want to do it. Infrared heat gets you to that “river of sweat” without you being uncomfortable.

Problems with other type of saunas are:

  • Heats the room and skin
  • Hard to breathe (steam)
  • Can create mold/grow bacteria

You will want to use a sauna that is low in radiation and has “full spectrum,” not just NEAR, and not just FAR infrared. You will also want the sauna to reach a therapeutic heat of over 160 degrees. That’s because it is at this temperature that the “river of sweat” is produced, where core body temperature is raised, where the production of heat shock proteins are produced and where the immune response is mobilized.

Infrared Protocols:

Use daily for a minimum of 30-45 minutes at 120-125 degree F for the first two weeks, then 125-135 degree F for the next two weeks.

Drink 8-16 ounces of water before and after each sauna session. Once a week add a few drops of trace minerals to your water supply.

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