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Infrared sauna for exercise recovery: Is it really effective?
When it comes to personal training, muscle recovery is often time-consuming because it involves resting between training periods. It takes two to three days for muscles to fully recover after a workout. Luckily, you can fasten the muscle recovery process with the help of infrared light therapy. All you need to do is schedule your appointment at Celsius. Keep reading to know more…
Top benefits of using infrared saunas post-workout
An infrared sauna is highly beneficial after a workout, as it facilitates your body’s detoxification process. While it aids with muscle recovery, it also alleviates muscular pain after exercise. After a workout, your body experiences muscle inflammation. Infrared saunas increase your blood circulation and help your muscles get the oxygen and nutrients it needs.
According to a study conducted at the Auburn University of Montgomery, infrared saunas can increase your flexibility up to three times. They can even help you with your joint mobility, stiffness and relaxation. Some additional benefits of infrared saunas include:
Since infrared saunas can dilate your blood vessels, you may feel revitalised. Your blood flow will automatically increase during an infrared sauna session, which will reduce tension in your joints and relieve sore muscles. In addition to that, infrared saunas can help people with chronic pain and arthritis.
Infrared saunas are good for our skin too. Not only will your skin breathe better, but it will also look better. Taking sauna sessions cleans your skin and removes dead skin cells. It protects your skin from the environment and microbes, helping it regulate body temperature.
A 2013 study released in the Journal of Human Kinetics found that traditional Finnish sauna bathing has some positive impact on the immune system. The research included nine trained runners and nine non-athletes. After 15-minutes of the sauna, these subjects showed some increased levels of white blood cells. More specifically, the athletes experienced more improvements in their white blood cell count compared to the non-athletes.
It’s no secret that people exercise to maintain their body weight. While working out your body is the most effective way to burn calories, being in a sauna chamber also speeds up your metabolism. It also improves your heart rate and cardiac output, which further aids weight loss. For busy people, who are unable to manage time for exercise, infrared saunas can be invaluable to maintaining a healthy life.
When to avoid sunlighten infrared saunas?
Just like any other treatment, infrared saunas aren’t for everyone. That’s why it is always recommended consulting a doctor first. This is even more important if you are perceiving a baby or having high blood pressure. Also, if you have any of the following conditions, consider checking with your doctor before using infrared saunas:
- Heart-related diseases
- Asthma or other breathing problems
- Under the influence of alcohol
- Using tranquilisers or other mind-altering drugs
If you are a fitness enthusiast, who loves a healthy lifestyle, infrared saunas are the best way to recover from muscle pain. It is a tried and true therapy for athletes and sportsmen. Infrared saunas are worth a try, doesn’t matter if you are taking them for sore muscles or immunity boosting. They are always effective when conducted under a professional’s guidance.
If you’re new to infrared saunas, get in touch with us at Celsius Cryotherapy to know more.
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