According to the American Institute of Stress, it is estimated that up to 75 percent to 90 percent of patients that visit primary care physicians suffer from stress related issues. Over time, the physiological effects of stress on the body can cause grave long-term stress issues including but not limited to weight gain, a weakened immune system and increased blood pressure.
In addition, it should be noted that the more stressed the body is, the more cortisol it produces. Cortisol is made in the adrenal glands and is responsible for raising your blood pressure and heart rate.
When it comes to relaxation, evidence suggests that an infrared sauna helps the body to maintain healthy cortisol levels. An important consideration concerning cortisol is that cortisol levels drop immediately after sauna sessions.
Furthermore, infrared sauna sessions have also been proven to reduce diastolic blood pressure and systolic blood pressure with regular use. The good part is that you can use infrared sauna in your home and do not necessarily have to go to a gym or special location.
Saunas help you sweat as well which releases toxins from the body through the sweat. This gives you clearer skin and helps maintain skin moisture and health.
While traditional saunas have been in the market for a while, infrared saunas are fairly new. However, they are gaining popularity rapidly due to their multiple health and convenience benefits. They are easy to install in homes, making them the ideal saunas for home.