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Health Benefits of Using Infrared Sauna: Pain Relief

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  • Soothe aching muscles and joints.

  • Reduce pain and stiffness.

  • Improve joint mobility.

Are you a victim of sore, aching muscles? Do you find yourself experiencing painful inflammation and swelling? Is your joint mobility and range of motion restricted by stiffness and pain?

If so, you are not alone. According to statistics published by the National Institutes of Health, one in four Americans suffers from chronic and acute forms of pain. Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined, and is the leading cause of disability.Over 76 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic pain, with millions more suffering from acute pain.1

Due to the diverse nature of many pain conditions, treatment programs may be difficult to implement. Finding a remedy that provides relief can be time consuming, frustrating, and costly. When pain medication and therapy does not provide a respite, options for pain management become limited. Fortunately, dealing with chronic and acute pain has now become easier thanks to the infrared sauna.

The idea of thermal therapy is centuries old, but clinical studies have recently shown how valuable the sauna truly is as a therapeutic tool. As one study reports, pain indices were dramatically reduced in individuals who underwent thermal therapy. A follow-up study completed found that 77% of the sauna group had been able to return to work, compared to only 50% of the non-sauna group.2 Another study reported that “All patients experienced a significant reduction in pain by about half”3 after just one sauna session.

Saunas are not only effective at treating chronic pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia, CFS and arthritis. Thermal therapy is also a safe, healthy way to relieve acute pain due to muscle or tissues injuries, inflammation and swelling, and limited joint mobility.

Why let your quality of life become impacted by muscle pain, stiffness, and inflammation? Call us today at (800) 528-3110 to find out how a JNH Lifestyles sauna can put you on the path to pain free living.

 

1 NIH Fact Sheets - Pain Management. (n.d.). Retrieved September 09, 2016, from https://report.nih.gov/nihfactsheets/ViewFactSheet.aspx?csid=57

2 Masuda, A., Koga, Y., Hattanmaru, M., Minagoe, S., & Tei, C. (2005). The Effects of Repeated Thermal Therapy for Patients with Chronic Pain. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics Psychother Psychosom, 74(5), 288-294. doi:10.1159/000086319.

3 Matsushita, K., Masuda, A., & Tei, C. (2008). Efficacy of Waon Therapy for Fibromyalgia. Intern. Med. Internal Medicine, 47(16), 1473-1476. doi:10.2169/internalmedicine.47.1054.

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