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Try a Sauna for Chronic Fatigue

Relaxing in a sauna is a much enjoyed activity of many people, but it can be particularly helpful if you suffer from chronic fatigue.  It has been determined that chronic fatigue syndrome is often related to toxins in the body being trapped and thus increasing those feelings of fatigue and sluggishness.  If the pathways to releasing those toxins can be opened, a person will often begin to feel more energetic and healthy.

It is important to understand, however, that it is the infared sauna that works best in this manner and not the traditional dry sauna heat. In a regular sauna, most of the water on the body is actually condensation and not sweat.  With an infared sauna, the sweating is much more profuse which results in much higher levels of toxins being eliminated. The infared rays of this type of sauna get deep into the cellular tissues and set all types of activity into motion. Unlike other types of heat, this infared heat has the power to remove toxins that are stored way down inside the body.

The radiant heat of an infared sauna raises the body’s core heat, expands blood vessels and calms the central nervous system, which can contribute to relaxation of muscles, reduced blood pressure, improved digestion, and boost the immune system. In addition, the increased sweating helps to remove unwanted toxins from the body.

Many people who have previously felt saunas to be quite uncomfortable have changed their thinking once they’ve tried an infared sauna. Because the infared rays heat the body only, the air surrounding you in the sauna remains cool.  This eliminates that suffocating feeling that many people associate with saunas.

Infared sauna treatments are available at spas and health care facilities, but you can also install a home sauna kit with this kind of heat as well.  There are even portable models that fold up and can be carried with you for trips away from home.

If you are trying infared saunas for the first time remember to start out taking short saunas until your body is used to the feeling, and remember to drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.  It is also recommended that you shower after your sauna to prevent toxins from being reabsorbed into the body.