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17.02.2022   //   All News & Media

Infrared light therapy: What are the benefits?

Infrared light therapy in Melbourne

When it comes to heat treatment, infrared saunas are a new and innovative therapy that has created a buzz over the past few years. The treatment is widely embraced by several fitness enthusiasts and famous celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and many more…

Unlike traditional saunas, infrared light treatment is fast and efficient. This is because infrared light is able to penetrate even the deep layers of your skin. Additionally, infrared saunas are safe, natural, non-invasive and painless. Do they provide any other health benefit? Yes! Read on to find out.

Cardiovascular health

Infrared light therapy is a safe and cost-effective treatment for neurodegenerative diseases. It has some proven cardiovascular health benefits, such as increasing the production of nitric oxide, which is a vital molecule for the health of blood vessels. Nitric oxide relaxes the arteries and prevents blood from clotting in the vessels. In addition, this molecule also combats free radicals to prevent oxidative stress.

Pain and inflammation

Infrared saunas are an effective remedy for pain and inflammation management. This is because they can easily penetrate deep through your skin to reach your muscles and bones. Infrared therapy can enhance and improve your blood circulation by bringing more oxygen and nutrients to the injured tissues of your body. As a result, you will feel less pain and inflammation.

Muscle repairing

Infrared saunas can stimulate the regeneration of injured tissues and improve the action of the mitochondria within cells, boosting the growth and repair of new muscles cells. In simpler words, sunlighten infrared saunas are great when it comes to speeding up the healing process after a muscle injury.

Skin health

Several users suggest that infrared saunas have potential benefits related to skin health. They make claims that the treatment is useful to get rid of acne vulgaris, wrinkles and even scars. Since infrared light appears to penetrate deep into your skin, it can influence sebum production while reducing acne inflammation and irritation.

According to the journal Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, infrared light may help you rejuvenate your skin by boosting collagen production, fibroblast production and circulation between blood and tissue cells.

Mood and sleep

Though there is insufficient evidence to support the use of infrared saunas for mood disorders, using infrared light treatment at acupuncture points can increase serotonin levels, which may increase mood. It also promotes better sleep by regulating hormones, appetite and metabolism.

Detoxification

Infrared therapy can detoxify your body. It increases your core temperature and promotes detoxification at a cellular level. Consequently, detoxification supports a better immune system. At the same time, infrared saunas can aid biochemical processes to function appropriately, improving food digestion.

Heart health

Regarding high blood pressure and congestive heart failure, there are some studies that support the efficacy of infrared light therapy in Melbourne. Repeated infrared sauna sessions may help you improve heart function. Though these are just claims, infrared saunas reduce cholesterol, which can further lower blood pressure in patients with an increased risk of heart diseases.

Closing thoughts on infrared saunas

So far, the best evidence for infrared saunas is for psoriasis, diabetic ulcers, cardiovascular and inflammation. If you are interested in learning more about infrared saunas, get in touch with us at Celsius Cryotherapy today.

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