Infrared saunas can provide so many benefits for our health and wellbeing. Using an infrared sauna can help boost your heart health and even reduce blood pressure. Researchers have compared the physical response in your body to walking at a moderate pace. This means it can help improve blood circulation too and support muscle recovery after a workout.
This is something I recently started implementing into my routine again because when I was sick a few weeks ago (besides some awesome homeopathic remedies) - the infrared sauna was so key in helping me recover! Being a mother means I'm on duty all the time, so I don't have time to be sick (plus being sick just isn't fun either).
Even when you’re healthy, this is a great self care practice that you can add to your routine. The infrared sauna helps reduce oxidative stress on your body which is associated with many different types of diseases and even the common cold!
As a mother, this is one way I've found to take some time for myself. In the infrared I'm able to close my eyes, breathe and actually meditate - which when you have an infant isn't always easy to do!
Being that I have an autoimmune, I know the importance of making sure that my body (and yours!) is healed enough before using an infrared sauna. If not, your body may not be able to handle the effects of the sauna. As always, introduce slowly and see how your body responds to the experience.
I love finding simple ways that I can serve my body as a whole like this. Not only is it beneficial to my health, but my mind too! There’s something about sitting under the warmth that just relaxes my mind and allows me to just be still and quiet for a moment. If you haven’t tried it yet, you have to and then let me know what you think!