Saunas have been in use for thousands of years, with people touting their health benefits all the while. Modern science has allowed us to confirm what sauna aficionados have said for centuries: saunas do indeed have health benefits. While some people have trouble tolerating the heat of traditional Finnish saunas, infrared saunas offer the same benefits at a lower temperature. You can relax, knowing the infrared heat in our Myrtle Beach spa is completely safe.
Let’s take a look at how our Myrtle Beach Infrared Sauna treatments can have a beneficial impact on your health.
1. Boost Your Mood
Anyone who has ever visited our Myrtle Beach sauna knows the relaxation it brings. Infrared saunas warm your body with infrared waves, part of the sun’s invisible spectrum. These waves penetrate deep into your body, allowing your muscles to relax in warmth.
The heat from a sauna causes your body to react similarly to exercising, without any of the effort. Your body releases endorphins, the feel-good chemicals that boost your mood, and time spent away from the stress of life helps you refocus.
In one study, patients with mild depression were given four weeks of sauna treatments. At the end of four weeks, their somatic complaints, hunger, and relaxation scores had all improved compared to a control group that did not receive sauna treatments.
2. Strengthen Your Heart
As previously mentioned, saunas can mimic the effects of exercise on our bodies. That holds true for people who may not be able to physically exercise. Studies have investigated the effects of saunas on groups of patients with various types of cardiovascular disease and found a multitude of benefits.
Congestive heart failure patients improved their six-minute walk scores and reduced the size of their hearts after just two weeks of sauna sessions. Those who had ventricular arrhythmias saw the frequency of their premature ventricular contractions reduced, as well. Patients suffering from ischemic heart disease who could not undergo surgery also improved after just a few weeks of sauna sessions.
3. Live Longer And Better
One of the most striking benefits of sauna therapy is the reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and death. Many diseases are tied into our cardiac health, and as we saw above, saunas provide a real benefit to the cardiovascular system.
Two large studies showed that sauna use was associated with a 66% risk reduction of dementia, a 65% lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease, and a 63% lower risk of sudden cardiac death. Impressively, sauna use was associated with a 40% lower risk of death from all causes.
4. Ease Those Aches And Pains
In addition to living longer, saunas can help us live more comfortably. Benefits have been found for patients with rheumatic diseases, chronic headaches, and chronic pain disorders. One Japanese study even found that chronic pain patients were more likely to return to work two years after sauna intervention than those who did not receive sauna sessions.
5. Detoxify Your Body
Everyone knows that you sweat when you’re in the sauna, but did you know that you’re ridding your body of toxins at the same time? Policemen who had been exposed to toxins in their line of work and were given sauna treatments experienced fewer sick days, longer sleep, and lower neurotoxicity scores than those who did not receive sauna treatments.
The heavy sweating experienced during sauna use may cause heavy metals, pesticides, and petrochemicals to be excreted. Give your kidneys a break and sweat your toxins out!
Ready To Try An Infrared Sauna in Myrtle Beach?
Cinzia Spa offers a state-of-the-art infrared sauna experience with a welcoming atmosphere right here in Myrtle Beach. Whether you’re a tourist visiting Myrtle Beach for the first time, an athlete recovering from a recent event, or a local retiree looking for some R&R, our infrared sauna will put you on the path to wellness.
We believe that self-care is important. Schedule a visit today to see why coming to Cinzia Spa in Myrtle Beach is coming home to yourself.