The holiday season is upon us, which means more stress for many of us. Crowded shopping malls, errands galore, screaming kids, increased work demands: it seems like this season has no end of sources of stress. While we can acknowledge that stress is a natural reaction to our environment, developed from hundreds of thousands of years of evolution, we should also recognize its effects on our bodies. Increased stress levels can affect our physical well-being and overall health. Many studies have been conducted over the years that demonstrate stress. Correlation with minor and major health issues, from chronic headaches and other pains to triggering heart attacks and a wide range of conditions.

One method we use to help patients reduce stress is having them spend time in our infrared sauna; unlike traditional saunas, which use dry heat or steam to heat the room to pretty high temperatures, infrared saunas use infrared lights, which emit radiant heat that is directly absorbed by the body.

So, how does the infrared sauna help reduce stress? First and foremost, it’s a pleasant, relaxing experience. The lower temperatures expose patients to gentle, soothing heat, rather than the intense temperatures of traditional saunas. Patients can experience the effects of being in a conventional sauna, but more mildly and for longer. The result is a more comfortable experience with a lower risk of overheating.

Additionally, we recommend the infrared sauna for toxin elimination and joint, muscle, and tissue pain relief. Infrared saunas are effective in increasing metabolism and improving the immune system. As mentioned above, a strong connection exists between pain and stress, and addressing the pain gives the body space to heal.

And while many patients can see results in as little as 15 minutes, we often recommend a series of sessions. This is because most health issues, especially chronic pain-related ones, are not solved with a single treatment. Patients most frequently see improved health over time with consistent treatments.

If you are experiencing pain or other symptoms, seeing an alternative medicine professional about it is essential. The sooner you can, the easier it is to treat.

Call us in Maryland at 301-703-8767, in Pennsylvania at 724-603-3560, or in Virginia at 540-433-1905 to make an appointment, or use the form on our site to send us a message.

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