The sun is the source of both light and life on our planet. The entire spectrum of light radiates off the sun continuously—including both visible and invisible light. If you recall back to high school science class, you might remember that light travels in wavelengths. As scientists continue to learn more about the power light possesses, everyone from neurologists to dermatologists is harnessing light waves to help heal the human body. If you've been considering this cutting-edge treatment, but you're not sure if it's worth the hype, here are five reasons to try infrared sauna therapy in Denver.
But before we dive in, let's define this treatment and how it works.
What is infrared sauna therapy?
Infrared sauna therapy is an all-natural, non-invasive treatment that leverages the power of near-infrared light waves. You might be asking, "What exactly are near-infrared light waves?" To answer that question, you need to know how light is measured.
Lightwave frequencies are measured in nanometers. Visible light typically falls between 400-700 nanometers (nm). Purple is at one end of the spectrum, measuring at around 400 nm, and red sits at the other end at around 700 nm, with the longest visible wavelengths. Just beyond red is infrared light, which is not visible to the human eye.
Infrared light is unique in its ability to impact cellular health. It can gently penetrate below layers of skin and pass into your muscles, nerves, and bones.
Why try infrared sauna therapy in Denver
There are many reasons to consider trying a near-infrared sauna treatment. Most often, these are the top five benefits.
1. Pain relief
Near-infrared sauna therapy, or NIT for short, can help reduce pain and other symptoms commonly associated with rheumatic diseases. In fact, NIT has been shown to help with chronic pain, joint pain, and nerve pain among others.
2. Improved circulation
Infrared sauna therapy is exceptionally efficient in improving circulation and stimulating blood flow. In fact, the effects are similar to that of a passive cardiovascular workout. This can be beneficial in people who are unable to exercise regularly due to disease, injury, or low energy levels.
3. Detoxification of cells
Many of us have mutated or damaged cells due to the high prevalence of chemicals in our everyday lives. When the body is heated in an infrared sauna it can help kill weakened mutated cells and stop them from reproducing. The high heat will additionally induce sweating, which is also beneficial in eliminating toxic chemicals and radioactive particles.
4. Weight loss
Because of infrared light's ability to penetrate deep into the body and increase the body’s metabolic rate, this therapy can actually help promote weight loss. In fact, you can burn between 200-600 calories in just one 40-minute NIT session!
5. Healthy skin
Infrared sauna therapy is a great way to keep your skin happy and healthy. Not only does it improve the appearance of acne scars, but it also detoxifies and improves your skin's tone and texture,
Book your first session for infrared sauna therapy in Denver
If you're ready to give infrared sauna therapy in Denver a try, reach out to us at Functional Recovery & Enhancement. We offer affordable packages so cost doesn't stand in the way of a happier, healthier you.