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  • Writer's pictureAshleigh Duncan

How do infrared saunas reduce stress?

In today's world life is busier than ever, it is exciting and rewarding, this is great however the hustle bustle of today's modern world can have a negative effect on the body and mind.

Over the past 10 years we have become more and

more aware of the impact of stress along with the importance of maintaining good mental heath, the reason this is is because stress is more apparent in todays world due to the fast pace of life. When we are busy we can become overwhelmed, therefore it is important to regularly take time to regulate and soothe, both mind and body. The great thing about infrared is that it can positively impact both! Regular use of infrared has been shown to reduce stress and boost mood. But how does this actually work? Well there is science behind it - let me explain. When we first get into an infrared sauna, the first thing to happen is vasodilation. The blood vessels open and warm as the infrared penetrates the tissue. Your muscles will then relax and soften, as will your joints. Tension leaves the body. When the body senses these changes it automatically starts to relax and calm down. Breathing can become slower, the mind slows and the body settles. You feel at peace. This is the parasymethic nervous system soothing, this is where the healing occurs.

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