Myths and Facts About Infrared Saunas

Learn from experts how infrared saunas work and what you can expect from a session

It’s intriguing how fitness-promising infrared saunas are quickly emerging across cities. Just a few minutes a day in the sauna can make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. They promise you tranquility, muscle relaxation, fat loss, and more. But with the increase in their fame, a lot of misconceptions are surfacing. It is becoming increasingly overwhelming to differentiate myths from facts. People have a hard time determining how to benefit the most from infrared saunas. We have listed facts and myths about infrared saunas to keep you well informed.

Myths About Infrared Saunas

Some of the myths about infrared saunas are listed below.

Infrared Saunas Detox Your Body

  • Poor lifestyle, an imbalanced diet, and a sedentary lifestyle can cause the buildup of harmful toxins in the body. Exercise and fat burning can potentially excrete these toxins out by producing sweat. This gave rise to the misconception that infrared saunas detox the body by making you sweat. Experts from dermatology and the International Hyperhidrosis Society disapprove of this misconception. 

Because toxins are lodged in fat cells, the burning of fat releases the toxins. While saunas make you sweat more but they do not activate lipolysis or fat burning. Therefore, saunas cannot remove toxins from the body.

Infrared Saunas Fight Cancer

The misconception that infrared saunas can detox the body gives rise to another myth. Some promoters of infrared saunas say that infrared saunas can fight against cancer by eliminating carcinogens from the body. Carcinogens are toxins that have the capacity to cause cancer. It is also believed that infrared saunas strengthen the immune system to kill cancer cells. But these claims are not backed up by scientific evidence and therefore may not be true.

Facts About Infrared Saunas

Infrared saunas heat your body using naturally occurring waves of energy that penetrate deeper into the body to improve various bodily functions. Some of them are discussed in this article.

Improve Cardiovascular Health

Infrared saunas are helpful in improving the flexibility of blood vessels. Stiff or rigid blood vessels can potentially increase the risk of blood vessel diseases. The exact reasons are not known yet but it has something to do with the increase in nitric oxide production. Nitric oxide in turn increases the blood flow and keeps blood pressure in check.

Improve Skin Health

  • Infrared saunas are great for improving skin complexion and fighting the signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines. Over time the small pores on the skin become clogged with dirt and oil. Steam from the saunas can unclog the pores and remove the dirt through sweat. 

Moreover, saunas can prove helpful for the treatment of acne, eczema, and related skin disorders.

Alleviate Chronic Pain

  • Another compelling benefit of infrared saunas is the reduction in chronic pain. Chronic pain can be a result of conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which joints swell and become painful. Saunas can help improve the quality of life in people with chronic pain by relieving pain and discomfort. In saunas, blood vessels expand and relax thereby increasing the blood flow to muscles and joints. This decreases tenderness and tension in the joints and muscles. 

This effect is also helpful in providing relief to patients with headaches and muscle pain. Research studies prove that infrared saunas can allow patients with arthritis to carry out daily activities with more ease.

Post Workout Recovery

Some scientific studies show that infrared saunas improve recovery after heavy exercises such as endurance training. This is because saunas help relax the muscles by improving blood flow. Thus promoting post-workout recovery.

Take advantage of our infrared sauna therapy to experience its remarkable effects. Book your appointments now at 940-218-4016 or visit UCryo & Recovery. We provide multiple skin and body therapies in Bartonville, Texas, and nearby areas.