There’s some debate on the exact time period, but most experts agree that saunas were probably invented sometime around 2000 BC.
People from thousands of years ago may not have been aware of it, but modern science has shown that saunas offer a tremendous range of benefits to anyone who uses one.
The invention of the infrared sauna has pushed the boundaries even further, and in this post we will take a look at the incredible health benefits of using an infrared sauna.
Reducing toxins with an Infrared Sauna
One of the ways your body gets rid of toxins is through sweating. The high temperatures inside a sauna make you sweat more and encourage your body to produce important hormones. You’ll flush out your toxins in a natural way, leaving you feeling happier and healthier than before.
“The average person will pour out a pint of sweat during a short stint in a sauna. The pulse rate jumps by 30% or more, allowing the heart to nearly double the amount of blood it pumps each minute. Most of the extra blood flow is directed to the skin; in fact, the circulation actually shunts blood away from the internal organs.”
The difference with an infrared sauna is that the infrared waves heat your body directly. In fact, a Jacuzzi® Infrared Sauna is the only sauna offering near, mid and far infrared, warming your muscles directly in a way that a conventional steam sauna simply can’t.
This also means the overall temperature can be lower, allowing users to stay in the sauna for longer, sweat for longer, and flush out toxins much more efficiently.
In Combination with a Sauna workout
One of the best ways to enjoy the health benefits of an infrared sauna is by combining a sauna session with a regular workout. We all know that exercise is good for us. It raises the heart rate, releases endorphins, and improves wellbeing. A sauna does this too!
Combining them together has a cumulative effect – in fact, many professional athletes do this to enable them to train harder, increase muscle mass and boost endurance by as much as 32 percent.
The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is already having interesting effects on people’s working lives. Many employees are actually prefer working from home, for instance.
Others are taking stock of where they are and what they want to be doing – or whether their current level of stress at work is worth it. Stress kills the mind, it kills motivation and it reduces lifespans.
We need to do what we can to combat that, whether it’s leaving behind a bad job, or finding ways to release some of that pressure. People in Finland four millennia ago weren’t building saunas to boost their workout – but they were aware of the relaxation properties of a sauna after a long day battling difficult conditions.
Jacuzzi® Infrared Saunas at Jacuzzi Ontario
A Jacuzzi® Sauna, complete with infrared technology, offers the same health benefits those early saunas did, but in a 21st century way.
If you’re interested in learning more, get in touch with a member of our expert team today.