Sitting in the heat of a sauna for 10-30 minutes can provide exceptional relief for joint pain and muscle tension. If the heat inside a traditional sauna is too extreme for you to enjoy the experience, Graham Robson, DC, offers infrared sauna therapy at Blackwell Chiropractic in the Park Cities neighborhood of Dallas, Texas. To improve your circulation, sleep, and athletic recovery with infrared sauna therapy, call Blackwell Chiropractic or book an appointment online today.
An infrared sauna is similar to a traditional sauna, which uses hot air to raise your body temperature. Instead of hot air, though, infrared saunas use infrared light sources to create heat. The infrared light directly heats your body rather than the air around you.
At Blackwell Chiropractic, Dr. Graham might suggest an infrared sauna as an alternative to the high heat of a traditional sauna. Spending time in an infrared sauna doesn’t just help you relax; the sweating and detoxification can improve your overall health and well-being, too.
Infrared saunas can help alleviate symptoms and flare-ups of certain chronic conditions. They can also help improve your general wellness in many ways. If you’re interested in trying an infrared sauna, you should consider the following benefits:
Many people with chronic fatigue syndrome report improvements in their condition after using infrared sauna therapy. Dr. Graham might recommend infrared sauna sessions as part of your treatment plan if you have joint pain, back pain, neck pain, or musculoskeletal pain in other regions.
After you and Dr. Graham decide that infrared sauna treatment will benefit you, Dr. Graham can help you prepare for a safe and satisfying session. Before you enter an infrared sauna, you should:
It’s up to you and Dr. Graham to decide the amount of time you should spend in the sauna and how often you should use it. The first couple of sessions should be no longer than 10-15 minutes, but soon you can spend up to 30 minutes enjoying your time without overheating.
Finally, Dr. Graham will help you choose the temperature for the infrared sauna to make sure you’re comfortable with the amount of heat. Generally, temperature options range from 100-150ºF. This is cooler than a regular sauna, but the infrared light causes you to sweat just as much or more.
You’ll sweat quite a bit as you sit in the infrared sauna, and you may continue to sweat for a short time after completing your session, as your core body temperature will be raised. The sauna can relieve muscle tension and improve joint mobility, causing you to feel more relaxed and at ease after each session.
For most, infrared saunas are more comfortable than the traditional option but provide many of the same benefits. To learn more about infrared sauna therapy, call Blackwell Chiropractic, or book an appointment online today.