Far–Infrared Sauna Bathing
Celebrities love them, studies have shared their benefits, it is relaxing and soothing… SAUNAS! Specifically, we are discussing far–infrared sauna bathing and my experience with a Portable Personal Sauna. I am not a doctor. But see for yourself in the studies linked below that I have researched. SAUNAS have a lot to offer. I decided to look for something portable.
When the body is in heat, a stress response is created in the body and the stress mechanisms are activated in the body. This is a benefit of exercise also. The heat in particular activates heat shock proteins (a class of genes makes these). They are a class of proteins activated by heat. They are able to prevent a certain amount of damage that happens at the cellular level. They are activated for a long period of time sometimes up to two weeks. Regular sauna use can change your life and matches with the premise of Epigenetic and some of Nutrigenomics.
In biology, epigenetics is the study of heritable phenotype changes that do not involve alterations in the DNA sequence. The Greek prefix epi- in epigenetics implies features that are “on top of” or “in addition to” the traditional genetic basis for inheritance.Wikipedia
Effects of far–infrared sauna bathing on recovery from strength and endurance training sessions in men.
Effects of Waon therapy on chronic fatigue syndrome: a pilot study.
Far infra-red therapy promotes ischemia-induced angiogenesis in diabetic mice and restores high glucose-suppressed endothelial progenitor cell functions.
Repeated sauna therapy improves myocardial perfusion in patients with chronically occluded coronary artery-related ischemia.
Repeated thermal therapy diminishes appetite loss and subjective complaints in mildly depressed patients.
The effects of repeated thermal therapy for patients with chronic pain.
Far-infrared therapy for cardiovascular, autoimmune, and other chronic health problems: A systematic review
This study on traditional saunas (Must be over 174 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-30 minutes per session, 5-7x per week) shows 40 percent decrease in mortality.
In this 8 mins video, Rebekah reviews her experience with a portable FAR Infrared Sauna that she found on AMAZON. She discusses the benefits of saunas as well as the set-up and usage of this sauna.
Celebrities love them, studies have shared their benefits, it is relaxing and soothing… SAUNAS! Specifically, we are discussing far–infrared sauna bathing and my experience with a Portable Personal Sauna. I am not a doctor. But see for yourself in the studies linked below that I have researched. SAUNAS have a lot to offer.
SUGGESTIONS: Drink water before and afterwards. Check with practitioner. Dry brush before. Exercise or stretch before.
Some of the claimed benefits:
WEIGHT LOSS & INCREASED METABOLISM
MUSCLE PAIN RELIEF
IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOST
IMPROVES APPEARANCE OF CELLULITE
EASE JOINT PAIN AND STIFFNESS
STRESS AND FATIGUE REDUCTION
After doing this video, I did further research and now recommend this sauna below:
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