Heat Exposure (Infrared Sauna)

Infrared sauna uses light to create heat whereas traditional sauna uses heat to warm the air around you. Infrared sauna heats your body directly without warming the air around you, making it more pleasurable for those who have a hard time tolerating high heat. Infrared heat penetrates your joints and muscles to help reduce pain, increase recovery time, and can increase human longevity. Dr. Rhonda Patrick goes in detail, describing the benefits of heat and cold therapy. Some benefits to infrared sauna include: sensitizes brain to endorphins, improves cardiovascular function, increases heat shock proteins, increases growth hormones and production of hermetic stressors, increases stress tolerance, pain reduction, and detoxification, increases metabolic rate, increases metabolism, weight loss, and skin rejuvenation.

Heat therapy, as experienced in an infrared sauna, promotes the release of beta endorphins into our body, which corresponds to a feeling of pain relief and well-being. Infrared heat penetrates your joints and muscles to help reduce pain, increase recovery time, and can increase human longevity.

Heat exposure causes the release of Dynorphin, which results in the body’s sensitization to Endorphins. Endorphins are often described as the “feel good” hormone as their direct function is to relieve pain and stress. Heat therapy can produce a feeling of calm, happiness, and well-being, which can support the mitigation of mental health symptoms such as depression and anxiety.

Heat exposure causes the body to produce hermetic stress, which serves as “good stress” as it activates genetic pathways that help in the regulation of life stressors. This increase in stress regulation decreases the body’s sensitivity to stress and increases stress tolerance.

A typical session lasts about 30 minutes, it may be recommended you engage in multiple sessions depending on your needs. We recommend bathing or athletic wear when using the sauna, clean towels are provided. Heat therapy is often paired with a cold therapy such as (cryotherapy or cold plunge). This type of treatment is typically recommended in conjunction with other treatment modalities like cold therapy, counseling, or psychotherapy.

Additional benefits include: improves cardiovascular function, increases growth hormones, detoxification, increases metabolic rate, increases metabolism, weight loss, and skin rejuvenation.

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