By Halee Olson and Ben Durbin with Premier Athlete Training
Detoxification. Pain relief. Weight loss. These are just some of the benefits that stem from spending time in an infrared sauna.
Premier Athlete Training, an Ames business that offers 24-hour gym memberships, providing members of all ages the opportunity to reach their full potential, now offers access to an infrared sauna by appointment.
What is an infrared sauna?
Unlike a conventional sauna, the infrared light penetrates the human tissue and heats the body directly rather than through the air. Infrared saunas increase the body’s core temperature, resulting in a much deeper, more detoxifying sweat in comparison to a conventional sauna, which can be unbearably hot and cause you to only sweat at the surface of the tissue. The experience of an infrared sauna provides a sensation similar to sunbathing, but without the risks that come along with outdoor sun exposure.
How can infrared help me?
Detoxification: The average person who sits in an infrared sauna will sweat out 20% of their body’s toxins and 80% water, compared to sweating out 3% toxins and 97% water in a conventional sauna.
Pain relief: Do you suffer from back, neck or arthritis pain? An infrared sauna can help. Continuous low-level heat therapy has been shown to have therapeutic benefits that can aid in treating lower back and upper body pains.
Weight loss: Spending just thirty minutes in an infrared sauna can burn anywhere from 200-600 calories, thanks to your body’s natural response to increase circulation and sweat when exposed to infrared heat therapy.
Lower blood pressure: A clinical study from the University of Kansas proves that a 30-minute weekly sauna session can lower blood pressure. Consistent infrared treatment improves impaired blood vessels, which helps those who struggle with high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.
Improved circulation: Similar to exercise, the heating of muscles from infrared and body temperature elevation produces an increased blood flow, which can ultimately help end inflammation, decrease pain and speed up healing.
Skin purification: Regular use of an infrared sauna can improve your skin’s appearance by helping acne, wrinkles, cellulite, eczema, psoriasis, burns, scars and any open wounds or cuts.
Sound like something you’re interested in?
Come visit Premier Athlete Training at 5820 West Lincoln Way Suite 104, where we can help you take your health and wellness to a new level. Visit premierathletetraining.com or call 515-290-2145 to reserve your infrared sauna appointment for just 20 dollars.