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Simple and Helpful Tips for the First-Time Infrared Sauna User

Simple and Helpful Tips for the First-Time Infrared Sauna User

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By now, you should already know that there are plenty of health benefits to be derived from regular use of the infrared sauna. Results from a variety of studies have shown the effectiveness of sauna therapy in improving skin tone, relieving muscle aches and pains, and improving blood flow .

If you’re finally taking the time to give it a try, here are some helpful pointers for first-timers such as yourself, so that you know what to expect.

Ideal Schedule

You can enjoy a session in the infrared sauna any time of the day, especially if you have one right in your own home. Try partaking in a session early in the morning, so that you can jump start your day feeling refreshed and recharged. Or, opt to relax in your sauna just before bedtime to promote a good night’s sleep.

Helpful Tips and Reminders for the First-Time Infrared Sauna User

Whatever time of day you choose, the most important consideration is how long you plan to stay inside the infrared sauna. It may seem tempting to extend your session because it’s so relaxing, but try to avoid staying in longer than 20 minutes. In fact, just a few minutes should be enough if it’s your first time. Once you have acclimated to the heat, you can gradually increase the duration of your stay as you use your sauna more frequently.

Sweating It Out

Because it’s a sauna, most people expect to start sweating profusely immediately. This is not always the case, however. In fact, there are even some people who do not sweat at all the first few times they use the sauna.

If you happen to fall into this category of sauna user, just be patient. Over time, your body will acclimate to the heat and respond appropriately by effectively activating your sweat glands.

To have a better chance of working up a good sweat while inside the sauna, be sure to keep hydrated beforehand. Drinking a glass of water just before your session is crucial.

Enjoy the Benefits

It may not be noticeable, but your infrared therapy will work its magic inside your body almost immediately. Your blood vessels will open up, improving the flow and circulation of blood cells. Because of this, oxygen is more effectively carried by your blood cells to your various organs, rejuvenating them. You’ll also find that your skin will become soft and supple as you reduce stress and remove toxins from your body.

With all of these benefits, it won’t be surprising if you end up spending more time inside your infrared sauna. Check out the variety of infrared saunas available at JNH Lifestyles.


What to Expect with Infrared Saunas. Health Guidance.org

How to Take a Sauna. The-Infrared-Sauna-Effect.com.

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