Visiting our infrared sauna is a brilliant way to relax and unwind, but it’s also a way to boost your immunity.
As you take time to pause, collect your thoughts, and breathe, infrared light therapy is working at a cellular level to strengthen your immune system.
Infrared light penetrates your skin, increasing the amount of energy the mitochondria in your cells produce. (If you’re suddenly aware that it’s been a while since high school bio class, you’re not alone! A quick refresher: The mitochondria are organelles. They are responsible for making what cells use for energy, so some refer to them fondly as the “powerhouse” of the cell.)
This process helps your tissues, blood vessels, brain, and bones.
Skeptical? In 1903, Danish physicist Niels Ryberg Finsen won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the advances he made in treating smallpox and lupus with red light. Research has continued to document the benefits of infrared light during the generations since.
Science suggests that the beneficial infrared wavelengths of light feed your cells so they can repair faster. The infrared sauna will also stimulate the production of white blood cells, which are the body’s defense against infectious diseases and other germs and increase antibodies to fight off illness.
Many people who enjoy regular infrared spa services report that wounds heal more quickly and healthier than previously. Other reported benefits include lower inflammation, pain relief, better thyroid function, improved circulation, and sleep. Many clients also rave about clearer, tighter, more youthful skin.
These positive changes may support the immune system further. Evidence suggests that problems with inflammatory and thyroid conditions can impair the immune system, as can insomnia. If chronic pain interferes with your sleep, infrared light helps to decrease pain for many people with chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia.
Now, more than ever, many people want to stay healthy. We can do our best to limit risk, and we can also take steps to make sure our immune systems are robust and strong.
If you are ready to give your immune system a boost, we are ready to help. We have infrared saunas in Mission Valley and Sorrento Valley locations. In fact, we just replaced three saunas with brand new Sunlighten Amplify lll saunas in Mission Valley. You may choose from several different packages – including our unlimited monthly infrared sauna membership for just $140.
Would you like to learn more about our infrared sauna? Contact our helpful team at Eco Chateau, the highest-rated wellness spa in San Diego.