I love summer don’t you? During the warmer months of the year I feel lighter, happier and more energised. It feels like a holiday. Unfortunately, when the cooler, cloudy autumn and winter months start rolling in so do the blues.
Some of us start to feel a little down, a little depressed and bleak. For most people this is only a temporary thing but for others it can be more than that. Some of us can be prone to SAD, 'Seasonal Affective Disorder’. Can infrared heating at home help?
What is 'SAD' and why does it happen?
- Your body’s internal clock or circadian rhythm leading to feelings of depression. SAD is believed to be influenced by the changing patterns of light and darkness that occur with the approach of winter.
- The change in season can also disrupt our levels of melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that’s made by the pineal gland in the brain helping to control your daily sleep-wake cycles. Your body’s internal clock (also known as your
If you can't handle the heat - you don't have to stay out of the infrared sauna
The benefits of regular infrared sauna sessions can seem too good to be true, it is a fountain of youth, you can lose excess weight, balance your hormones, reduce stress, detox, stave of anxiety, depression, memory loss, even Alzheimers, improve your circulation, get better sleep.... the list is endless.
But what's the point if you can't handle the heat?
How long do you last in a sauna? It's a marathon sometimes just to stay in there sweating and heaving till you nearly pass out then running for the door to the plunge pool. The relatively new game in town is the infrared saunas with more benefits for less the heat.
What is Infrared sauna and why is it different?
The difference is in the hotness and how its used... bit like us really. Traditional saunas use steam to heat the air around the user to extreme levels while an Infrared Sauna directly heats the user with Infrared waves creating a ‘dry’ warmth. With an infrared sauna, only about 20 percent of the heat goes to heat the air and the other 80 percent directly heats your body. A lot of people also find it easier to breathe than in a traditional type of sauna.
An infrared sauna can operate at a lower temperature up to 65 degrees Celsius much lower than a traditional sauna that can heat up to 80 degrees or more. Allowing you to stay in longer and reap more of the benefits.