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THE INFRARED SAUNA


The use of infrared saunas has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. These saunas use infrared rays to heat the body from the inside out, providing a host of health benefits that traditional saunas may not offer. Here are some of the top benefits of infrared saunas:

Detoxification: Sweating is one of the body's natural ways of eliminating toxins, and infrared saunas can help promote sweating. Infrared rays penetrate the skin and warm the body at a cellular level, causing the release of toxins through sweat. This can help improve overall health and well-being by reducing the body's toxic burden.


Pain Relief: Infrared saunas can help alleviate a variety of chronic pain conditions. The heat from the sauna can penetrate deep into the muscles and joints, increasing circulation and promoting healing.


Heart Health & Improved Circulation: The heat from an infrared sauna can cause the body's blood vessels to dilate, increasing blood flow and circulation. This can help improve overall cardiovascular health, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. During a sauna session, your heart rate increases, inducing a term called "passive cardio". A stronger cardiovascular system helps capillaries deliver more oxygen to muscle cells.


Muscle Recovery: Heat alone is a great tool for recovery, pain relief, and helping with inflammation. Infrared light heats the body while having the capacity to penetrate joints, muscles, and tissues while increasing overall blood flow and circulation. Proper healing requires adequate circulation of red blood cells, which carry oxygen and nutrients to areas of strain or inflammation, which in return aids in the creation of new blood vessels and tissue at the site of injury. Any increase in red and white blood cells that can get delivered to muscles allows them to rebuild faster.


Relaxation: Spending time in an infrared sauna can help promote relaxation and reduce stress. The heat and gentle light can help soothe the mind and body, leading to a sense of calm and tranquility.


Improved Skin Health & Anti-Aging: The heat from an infrared sauna can help stimulate collagen production, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also help improve skin tone and texture by increasing circulation and promoting cellular renewal.


Weight Loss: Spending time in an infrared sauna can help promote weight loss by increasing metabolism and calorie burning. A single session in an infrared sauna can burn up to 600 calories!


Improved Immune Function: Infrared saunas can help improve immune function by increasing the production of white blood cells and stimulating the body's natural healing processes.


From detoxification and pain relief to relaxation and improved immune function, an infrared sauna can help promote overall health and well-being. So, the next time you're looking to unwind and improve your health, consider spending some time in the infrared sauna at Apex Performance Clinic.









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