Dealing with chronic pain? You’re not alone! According to the CDC, one in five Americans suffer from chronic pain. Of course, being in good company doesn’t help when your back is aching or your arthritis is flaring up. Your ,,sauna, however, can help! Here’s how.
Heat therapy helps a myriad of conditions.
There are many reasons you may be suffering from chronic pain: inflammation; injuries to your muscles, bones, nerves, or joints; stress; and hormone imbalances, just to name a few. Whatever the cause, there’s a good chance heat therapy in your sauna can help.
How does it work?
When you use a Jacuzzi® Clearlight® Infrared Sauna, the heat it generates is the same infrared heat the sun produces — the same kind needed for all living things. The infrared heat penetrates deeply into your body, increasing blood flow and oxygen in your muscles, joints, and tissues. The increased oxygen helps injured muscles recover, and removes lactic acid build-up and metabolic waste. Also, the increase in blood flow dilates blood vessels which provides pain relief to muscle and soft tissue.
The heat prompts the release of feel-good endorphins while it lowers inflammation throughout your body. And of course, as your muscles and joints warm-up, you become more limber. You’ll increase flexibility so you can better stretch to relieve tightness and soreness. Try doing stretches while you’re using your sauna, which ,,has been shown to increase flexibility by a whopping 205%.
The result of all that deep penetrating heat means less pain and soreness in joints and muscles, reduced pain on nerve endings, plus an end to muscle spasms, or at least fewer of them.
The best part is, you can experience all these benefits by regularly using your own home sauna. Not too long ago, the only American homes where you might find a sauna belonged to the uber-elite who could outfit their space with an expensive home spa. Now, however, saunas are for everyone! Jacuzzi Clearlight Saunas are affordable and easy for do-it-yourselfers to install — no installation specialist needed.