Kristen Stewart

10 Benefits of Infrared Sauna

What is Infrared Therapy?

Our saunas use infrared light to treat pain and inflammation. Infrared light is 100% safe and not near as energetic as ultraviolet light, which can damage skin. While in the sauna, the infrared light targets the specific area of pain. This aids in cell repair of the area affected. So, it doesn’t just suck the pain and inflammation out, but it stops the cause as well. 

In case you didn’t know already, sweating is an excellent way to dispose of toxin build-up. Infrared treatment being a natural treatment, aids our guests who are struggling with inflammation, recovering from an injury or sickness, experiencing muscle soreness, and SO much more.

How does Infrared Sauna Work?

Infrared is a very low-energy form of electromagnetic radiation, which allows it to penetrate through the skin’s deepest layers without harming it. This makes our saunas safe, non-invasive, non-radioactive, and painless, and necessary for all of our iCRYO locations.  When exposed, your body experiences radiant heat, which goes down to 1 ½ inches inside your skin. The wavelength of infrared impacts the chemical bonds between molecules our cells. Inside our sauna, this provides countless benefits.
 

Ten Benefits of Infrared Sauna


1. Detoxification

Toxins get deep into our fat cells and tissue. This can cause us to feel unwell or sluggish and could even lead up to disease. Which is why detoxification is so important! Using infrared light, our saunas are able to go deep into the body allowing it to release these toxins. Using our sauna regularly for detox will provide an intense, productive sweat where toxins reside at the cellular level. 
Infrared Sauna Therapy For Immune and Detox Support – DrJockers.com

 

2. Pain Relief

By reducing soreness and discomfort on nerve endings, our Infrared Saunas minimize pain and inflammation, allowing our bodies to heal naturally. Guests looking to throw away those pain pills, and jump to a more natural alternative, should know just where to go. Our Infrared Saunas will allow your body to relax muscles and release painful tension. The infrared heat targets pain and penetrates joints, muscles, and tissue, increasing circulation and speeding up the flow of oxygen.

 

3. Depression & Anxiety

In this day and age, our fast-paced modern lives can come with lots of stress. Recent research shows the psychological benefits of infrared therapy, which indicates that it can help with anxiety & depression, improve overall mental health and has intense relaxing effects for guests suffering from anxiety and other mental health struggles.  Scientists say that when the heat from the infrared sauna stimulates the skin and tissues and wakes up the cells that release serotonin in the brain, which is essentially a neurotransmitter that helps us to regulate our mood, and sleep. Serotonin also helps to boost emotions of happiness and well-being. Infrared Sauna for Anxiety and Depression – Certified Saunas.com

 

4. Weight Loss

Penetrating the body with heat benefits our guests in numerous ways, one of the most popular being weight loss. When the body’s core temperature rises, it starts to burn more calories so it can cool itself down. The process is called “thermogenesis” and it will help you continue to burn calories throughout the day. The use of our infrared saunas increases heart, and metabolic rate, encouraging your body to burn more calories, resulting in weight loss! 

Infrared Sauna Weight Loss & Clinical Studies | Jacuzzi Saunas

 

5. Skin Improvement

Just a few minutes after sweating, Infrared Therapy allows dirt and other impurities to flush out of our pores. The increase of blood circulation can help with certain chronic skin disorders. Some guest will also experience reduced fine lines & wrinkles, increased elasticity, smoothness, firmness, and improved skin tone!
 


6. Joint Pain & Stiffness

Infrared heat is able to temporarily ease joint pain and stiffness. Safe infrared rays also help increase flexibility by loosening up the connective tissues around your joints. This can help improve movement and reduce pain.  Increased thermal energy to the joints promotes a temporary increase in blood flow.  Increased thermal energy reduces stiffness and increases range of motion, allowing our guests to step out of the sauna loose and temporarily free of pain. 

Infrared Sauna for Arthritis: How This Healing Therapy Can Help Your Joints – Sauna Area

 

7. Immunity Boost

Unfortunately, getting sick is just another part of life. Infrared Saunas have the ability to directly benefit the immune system.  When a harmful substance enters your body, white blood cells detect it and control the immune system’s response. The use of infrared therapy increases production of these cells, and helps our bodies fight off illnesses effectively.

 

8. Headaches & Migraines

Thankfully, infrared therapy can help improve the symptoms associated with this condition. Experiencing a headache or migraine is extremely uncomfortable, but our infrared saunas can help! Medication may not always help, and that’s where an infrared sauna steps in. This treatment penetrates deep in the skin, heating our internal temperature, increasing circulation and oxygen flow to prevent tension. 

4 Tips for Using an Infrared Sauna If You Get Migraines – Engineering Radiance
 

9. Fybromyalgia

Currently, there is no known cure for fibromyalgia, but there are treatments that can help decrease the symptoms, Infrared Saunas being one of them! Infrared heat therapy has been shown to be an effective way to reduce pain, inflammation, and stiffness in guests with fibromyalgia.   The heat from the infrared rays helps to loosen up tight muscles and joints, which helps reduce pain.


10. Improved Sleep

Infrared Sauna Therapy can greatly improve your quality of sleep, which in turn leaves you with more energy throughout the day. While relaxing in an Infrared Sauna there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate. There is also a reduction in stress hormones coupled with an increase in serotonin which induces a deep state of relaxation and promotes a better quality of sleep.

15 AMAZING Benefits of Cryotherapy

What is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is a treatment where we expose our guests to freezing cold temperatures for no more than 4 minutes. 

But how does it really work?

Once inside the cryochamber, our bodies go into fight or flight mode. This causes blood to be sent to the core. Blood is then re-oxygenated and targets areas in need of recovery. The chamber drops the outer layer of the skin 30-50 degrees, in order to receive these AMAZING benefits. Cryotherapy has become extremely popular because of how many of our guest enjoy when the conditions they’re suffering from are recovered! With that being said, Cryotherapy is used by athletes, the elderly, and pretty much anyone seeking recovery and overall, well-being improvements. Take a look at all the wonderful benefits. — Cryo at Wolf (cryoatwolfgtx.com) 

HISTORY

The father of Cryotherapy is man called Dr. Yamaguchi, of Japan. He first started using freezing treatments on his patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 1978. Finally, Dr. Yamaguchi noticed a huge reduction in soreness and joint pain following the drastic temperature decrease of the outer layer of his patient’s skin. Dr. Yamaguchi’s patients experienced a release of endorphins as another result of the drastically decreased temperatures, leading to reduced pain, bringing us to our #1 Benefit: 

1. Pain Management

Cryotherapy is an AMAZING way to keep our guests feeling great. It is used for guests seeking ANY kind of pain relief on a daily basis. Soreness, Muscle Pain & Inflammation, are just a few examples of struggles that guests have been able to manage with Cryotherapy. 13 Benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy + Side Effects – SelfHacked

2. Recovery & Performance

For our guests who seek a competitive edge, quick & easy recovery, AND top performance, iCRYO is the perfect place. Cryotherapy is used to help guests accomplish all of their goals and recovery needs. Our guests don’t have to be a professional athlete to notice the many benefits of Cryotherapy. So, when they are looking for a faster recovery, decreased tiredness, or increased flexibility, they know where to go!

3. General Health & Wellness

Some of best parts about Cryotherapy is it can literally benefit EVERYONE! Keeping our bodies healthy is important. Strong immune systems, consistent sleep cycles, and healthy skin are all needed in order to keep us going. With that being said, we use Cryotherapy successfully to improve our guest’s overall health. Stronger immune system, better sleep, increased mood, and energy are just a few ways Cryotherapy helps with keeping guest’s bodies happy and healthy!

4. Beauty & Aesthetics

Cryotherapy is used to effectively enhance metabolism, tighten the skin, provide a glowing complexion, and to jumpstart collagen production. Therefore, Cryotherapy is perfect for guests looking for a more youthful look, or solutions to any skin/hair/nails, or metabolism issues!

5. Depression & Anxiety

The freezing cold air used in Cryotherapy causes the brain to release a higher-than normal level of endorphins and other “feel-good” hormones. Because of the increased endorphins and adrenaline levels after a session, many guests report enhanced mood and increased energy, thanks to Cryotherapy. 

6. Anti-Inflammatory

Using this cold treatment consistently, Cryotherapy helps cool down inflammatory conditions such as fibromyalgia, psoriasis, and arthritis. Chronic pain, redness, swelling, or stiffness are caused by the body’s natural response to an injury. Because Cryotherapy enhances the body’s natural healing mechanisms, it is a highly recommended anti-inflammatory treatment! 

7. Anti-Aging

Once skin is covered by cooling temperatures, Cryotherapy “jumpstarts” the body’s natural healing and rejuvenation processes. This includes increased blood flow, giving our guests a youthful look, and activates collagen production, which is what gives us firm, healthy skin! 

8. Increased Metabolism

After sending your body into “fight or flight” mode, Cryotherapy “tricks” your body sensors into having the same response it would as if you were actually freezing. Therefore, your body works harder to heat and transfer blood, resulting in an increased metabolism and calorie loss. In conclusion, it’s been reported that 500-800 calories are burned during, and after your Cryo session! 

9. Better Sleep

Sleep is an important part of our overall general health and wellness. Most of us know that getting a good night’s rest is important, but not enough of us actually make those eight hours between the sheets a priority. Cryotherapy gives our bodies a melatonin release which allows guests to relax and rest fully throughout the night, leaving them prepared for the next day!

10. Post-Surgery

After surgery, there’s a recovery period where we have to deal with bruising, swelling and the worst of all, pain. This healing process isn’t easy. Cryotherapy has proven to be an exceptional recovery solution that speeds up and manages post-op stress, pain relief from an operation, reduce inflammation, boosting the immune system, and more!

11. Post-Workout

The freezing therapy has been a recovery tool for quite some time in the fields of sports medicine. As Cryotherapy becomes more popular, runners, gym-rats, and sports celebrities, are also adopting it for speedy recovery from exertion, soreness, and other exercise-related symptoms. 

12. Alzheimer's Disease

According to the CDC, Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th largest cause of death in the United States. As the disease progresses, behavioral changes get worse, and brain cells die. While there still is no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, there are treatments that can slow down the symptoms for a limited period of time. Cryotherapy being one of them! 

A paper published in Medical Hypothesis states: “Nowadays, there is a general consensus that vascular alterations, oxidative stress and inflammatory response contribute to the development of AD. Following these mechanisms and tracing the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects of Cryostimulation, we postulate that whole-body Cryotherapy might be utilized as a means of preventing AD.” 

13. Migraines

It is no secret as to why Cryotherapy is helping guests who suffer from chronic migraines.  The use of freezing temperatures cools the head and neck shrinking the blood vessels, and finally, reducing inflammation and sensitivity to light. 

14. Bursitis "Tennis Elbow"

“Bursae” are fluid sacs that act as a pillow between bones, joints, muscles and tendons. Once Bursae are inflamed, the result is extreme pain in areas such as elbows, ankles, knees, shoulders, hips, and thighs in a condition called Bursitis. Usually, guests treat this condition at home with ice packs, rest, and painkillers. Medical treatments may require steroids and antibiotics. But thanks to Cryotherapy, guests can be relieved from this pain and inflammation instantly! 

15. Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer is one of the most common cancers among men in USA. Clinical studies are proving that Cryotherapy can benefit men with early-stage prostate cancer. But how does Cryotherapy work to treat prostate cancer? It works by freezing tissue within the prostate gland until the cancer cells eventually die. Prostate cancer – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic 

Although a lot of cancer specialists are convinced how effective this treatment may be, it still comes with a few contraindications. 

Men who are still sexually active, have had previous surgery for rectal cancer or have large tumors that cannot be targeted without damaging surrounding tissue and organs, are not advised to try Cryotherapy.  Doctor’s approval may be neeeded.