Saunas have existed (and evolved) for thousands of years and maintain immense popularity, especially in northern Europe and Scandinavia. When we think of saunas, we picture unbearably hot, steamy rooms in which breathing can be difficult. But the saunas of today have technologically evolved from the harsh, 200-degree rooms they originated from.
Why Sweat It Out?
Sweating is good for you. It’s a natural process designed to regulate body temperature, but comes with numerous other health benefits. Sauna use has been linked to longer life and fewer cardiovascular health problems, among others. The increase in body temperature can:
- Stimulate the sweat glands, resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level
- Promote skin renewal, stimulating collagen production to reduce wrinkles and improve skin tone
- Reduce pain, both minor and chronic pain like fibromyalgia
- Help eliminate toxins, including heavy metals and
- Increase blood flow and lower blood pressure
- Burn upwards of 600 calories, aiding in weight loss
- Help you relax and refresh
Infrared Over Traditional Saunas
Infrared saunas heat the body, not just the air around you. Infrared light has the ability to penetrate human tissue, which helps to raise core body temperature up to 3 degrees, resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat.
Infrared light does not contain harmful UVA rays, the high-intensity rays from the sun that burn your skin. You can be exposed to infrared heat for hours without being burned. They even use this heat to warm itty bitty babies in the hospital.
Infrared Sauna in Long Lake, MN
My Healthy Beginning has a Sunlighten infrared sauna available for our practice members and the public. Take some time for yourself and your health. Learn more and book online. Packages are available.
→ PRACTICE MEMBER TIP: Use KL Support and binders before and after a sauna session to support clearing of toxins.