What is infrared? This is the first question that comes to mind when someone refers to the term 'infrared'. Infrared is the electromagnetic radiation and has longer rays than visible light, but shorter rays than a microwave. It is generally known as heat radiation, which one experiences in daily life. There are various lengths of infrared rays and the longer ones are known as thermal waves. We experience thermal heat from the sun or even a fire. The censor receptors present in the skin cells can feel the heat from the thermal rays. The body can differentiate between internal and external heat. This factor plays an important role in the concept of infrared heat therapy for pain relief.
Infrared saunas can manage specific medical conditions and promote general health and well-being. It's hard to believe that relaxing in a comfortably warm sauna while meditating, reading, or listening to your favorite music can be called therapy.
Saunas have been in use for centuries by cultures all around the globe that recognize the enormous health benefits of the sauna. The innovative invention of the infrared sauna now allows users to experience even more health benefits. Infrared heat therapy is valuable for maintaining good overall physical and mental health.
Unlike conventional steam saunas that rely on hot air to transfer heat, infrared saunas directly heat up their objects. Your body absorbs high-efficiency infrared heat better, meaning that you reap more of the healing benefits of sauna therapy while staying comfortable at the same time.
Infrared saunas are particularly effective at soothing aching muscles and joints. Even rheumatism and myalgia are suggested to improve with regular sauna therapy. The invisible heat waves promote blood flow, soothe knotted muscles, and refresh the mind. The infrared heat therapy also works great to help rehabilitate wounds and injuries.
Enhanced immune system function is another benefit of infrared therapy. Infrared heat penetrates the skin and warms the body, raising the core temperature of the body. This tricks the body into thinking it is using a fever to fight off infection, kicking the immune system into action. This can curtail all kinds of minor bacterial and viral infections, as the immune system is already working hard and can fight off problems before they occur. It is suggested that infrared therapy can even help people with their allergies.
Infrared heat therapy is not very common, although it is gaining popularity now. It can be classified as an alternative treatment for chronic back pain and can be used in combination with other therapies like acupuncture or yoga.