You probably know what a sauna is, but do you know what an infrared sauna is – and most importantly how it can help boost your immune system?
A traditional sauna uses steam to create heat and warms the surrounding air the room, while an infrared sauna uses infrared light (experienced as heat) to warm your body from the inside out.
Infrared light is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum with the ability to penetrate human tissue, giving a soothing & natural warmth. An infrared saunas’ heat is able to penetrate much deeper than a traditional steam sauna, thus delivering a much more therapeutic and detoxifying sweat.
Being able to penetrate the surface of your skin and into a deeper cellular level gives infrared saunas a plethora of benefits, one of the bigger ones being boosting your immune system which is vital during this season.
Stay healthy this winter and see how our Sunlighten infrared sauna in Colorado Springs can help boost your immune system! Sunlighten saunas are considered the industry leader because of their extremely safe and effective Solocarbon Full Spectrum heating elements.
3 Ways That Infrared Saunas Boost Your Immune System
1. Increased Production of White Blood Cells
As we stated above, an infrared saunas heat penetrates much deeper than a regular sauna and is able to dive deep into the cellular levels of your skin. This helps your immune system by increasing the production of white blood cells in your body.
White blood cells are the first line of defense in your immune system and aid your body to fight off infections. These cells detect any intruders and help control your immune systems response.
By increasing your white blood cell count, infrared saunas boost your immune system and can help you fight off sickness this winter in Colorado Springs.
2. Blood Circulation
It’s no surprise that sitting in an infrared sauna will naturally cause your body temperature to increase.
However, did you know that when your body temperature rises your blood vessels dilate which in turn increases blood flow? This increased blood circulation actually has many benefits that help boost your immune system.
Increasing your blood circulation aids in nutrient and oxygen delivery to your tissues and organs thereby allowing them to function at an optimal level and aid with regeneration. This means that any areas of your body that were poorly circulating before can start running at optimal levels again and any harmful substances that were previously residing in these deeper tissues can now be released through your sweat.
3. Reduce Stress
On top of what has been the craziest year in existence, there are so any things that can create stress during the winter months. Holidays, family, work and so much more can really wreak havoc on your system and elevate your cortisol to unhealthy levels.
This stress increases your susceptibility to becoming sick by reducing your antiviral immune system and lowering your immune system defense.
Our infrared sauna is the perfect way to help reduce stress and help boost your immune system!
Cortisol is your body’s primary stress hormone. Our Infrared saunas help promote relaxation by helping your body balance its levels of cortisol. Infrared saunas also raise your internal temperature to not only allow your muscles to relax and destress, but it also allows it to aid in killing off harmful viruses and other germs.
Infrared Saunas in Colorado Springs
In any year, we know that the winter brings ailment and specifically in 2020, you want to be sure anything you’re doing is sanitary and healthy for you.
Our infrared saunas at Elevation Hydration in Colorado Springs will not only aid in detoxification at the cellular level, but they are also much easier to keep clean after each use. As we’ve stated above, regular saunas keep the area warm with steam and unfortunately this type of environment is harder to clean and can cause mold or mildew problems. Infrared saunas don’t have this problem so they’re much easier to clean and maintain, so you can rest assured that not only are you promoting health & wellness from the inside out, you’re entering a clean and sanitary environment to stay healthy during this cold & flu season.
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