Relaxation is crucial to maintaining a healthy, happy, balanced life. As we are all well aware, stress and anxiety can wreak havoc upon one’s life by causing a variety of psychological and medical conditions while worsening pre-existing ones.
Sadly, stress only seems to be on the rise: The American Psychological Association recently found that a larger percentage of Americans are reporting higher levels of extreme stress as compared to 2014. This rise in stress level corresponds to a dramatic increase in stress-related illnesses and diminished quality of life.1 As a 2008 study pointed out:
“Research shows that almost every system in the body can be influenced by chronic stress. When chronic stress goes unreleased, it suppresses the body’s immune system and ultimately manifests as illness...if stress continues and the body is unable to cope, there is likely to be a breakdown of bodily resources.”2
Many different techniques are utilized in order to cope with stress, ranging from the psychological (mindfulness and journaling), to the physical (eating a healthy diet and exercising). While there are many techniques available to cope with stress, none provides the level of relaxation that the infrared sauna achieves. Infrared heat, unlike traditional wet saunas, provides a deep, invigorating sweat at a much lower temperature level. The gentle rise in body temperature experienced during an infrared sauna session promotes relaxation by dilating blood vessels, increasing blood circulation, lowering blood pressure, and relaxing tense muscles. As evidenced by a 2008 study, sauna therapy “induces physiological change of patients” that “relieves stress”.3
Rest and relaxation is just a phone call away! Call us today at (800) 528-3110 to find out how a JNH Lifestyles sauna can rejuvenate you any time, day or night, from the comfort of your own home.
1 2015 Stress in America Snapshot. (n.d.). Retrieved September 09, 2016, from http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2015/snapshot.aspx.
2 Salleh, M. R. (2008, October). Life Event, Stress and Illness. Malays J Med Sci, 15(4), 9-18.
3 Jeong, I., Jun, S., Park, S., Jung, S., Shin, T., & Yoon, H. (2008). A Research for evaluation on stress change via thermotherapy and massage. 2008 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. doi:10.1109/iembs.2008.4650292.
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