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high intensity sauna


Research suggests that saunas can improve vascular health in a variety of ways, from lowering blood pressure and risk factors for hypertension to reducing bathers' likelihood of fatal heart disease, stroke and neurological decline.  A study has shown that regular saunas may improve heart function in people with heart failure. Another study has shown that using a sauna 4-7 times a week can significantly lower the risk of sudden cardiac death and other heart diseases.


Why would you do a high intensity sauna?  Many studies have looked at using infrared saunas in the treatment of long-lasting health problems and found some proof that saunas may help. Conditions studied include high blood pressure, heart failure, dementia and Alzheimer's disease, headache, type 2 diabetes, and arthritis.



Who is high intensity sauna recommended for?  High intensity far-infrared sauna sessions are generally recommended for most everyone on a limited basis.


How often should you repeat this therapy?  Use at least twice a week starting with 10-15 minutes at a time and work up to 30-40 minutes at a time slowly. Best practices say not to use the infrared sauna more than twice a day. It's not recommended to stay in longer than about 20-45 minutes at a time even when you're used to it.


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Which sauna is best for me? Near infrared units tend to promote topical healing and mild pain relief quite effectively, but far infrared heating units are incredibly effective at removing toxins, improving circulation, and relaxing the muscles.



What are the results of this therapy?  There is incredible evidence that heat therapy, as in a far infrared sauna, has some of the same weight loss benefits as exercise on our muscles and metabolism, and that relaxing in an infrared sauna actually increases muscle strength, endurance, and weight loss!


 What does this help to improve?  Increasing evidence suggests that convenient and non-invasive far-infrared (FIR) rays, a vital type of physiotherapy, improve the health of patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, and chronic kidney disease.



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