Do you suffer from arthritic aches and pains? You’ve no doubt tried many treatments already to try and alleviate your pain, hoping to find something that brings a more permanent sense of relief.
If you haven’t tried the heat therapy of infrared saunas, it’s highly recommended. You’ll see improvements to your pain levels, mobility range and movement, and overall health and wellbeing.
Let’s take a look at how saunas can help you achieve those benefits for a more comfortable, healthier lifestyle.
Natural Pain Relief
Did you know that many of the medications prescribed for arthritis relief are very strong, and harsh on the liver?
When you sauna, your body produces its own natural pain relievers. You’ll pump out endorphins – the ‘feel good’ hormone, as well as adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol.
All of these have anti-inflammatory qualities and help to block pain, providing temporary pain relief for your body. Depending on the circumstances sauna sessions may be able to complement modern medicine and for some it could even provide all the relief you need. Remember to always consult a doctor about your treatment options.
Even better than not causing blockages in your body, saunas work to unblock it as well. They are a very effective way to eliminate pollutants and chemicals from your system, improving your overall health.
While traditional steam based saunas do provide detoxification effects, you’ll see even better results from far infrared saunas. They use infrared heat, rather than simple steam, to deeply penetrate your skin and provide fast effective detoxification for your whole body.
Regular sauna sessions can have a marked improvement on your mobility and movement.
The high temperatures your body experiences when in the sauna work to increase circulation. Blood that is rich in oxygen and nutrients will move into your muscles and tissues, which is especially beneficial to areas that are injured or sore.
You’ll also notice stiff joints becoming looser, giving you better and easier movement. Many sufferers of arthritis go in the sauna first thing in the morning, to start the day off with pain relief and an easier flow of movement in their limbs.
A Better Sense of Wellbeing
As you find pain relief and a better range of movement, your sense of wellbeing will improve considerably and you’ll see positive changes to your lifestyle. Your mood will be elevated, you’ll sleep better, and feel more relaxed and refreshed overall. Seeking relief for your arthritis may put you onto a whole new way of looking after yourself!
For more information about the positive impacts of saunas for arthritis, speak to BEC– So Glamorous expert.