How Infrared Saunas Promote Healing
Sabino Recovery is committed to always offering our residents the best options for recovery. Our treatment model is holistic and includes integrative therapies to supplement your recovery and assist your healing process. Addiction treatment is intense and mentally difficult so we offer multiple options to help you relax and safely take the time to process the difficult emotions that are brought up in therapy sessions.
One of these options is our infrared sauna. Infrared saunas are great tools for supporting your health and wellness. Infrared light gives off heat and the electromagnetic wavelengths can penetrate soft tissue up to an inch and a half. They warm your body and open your blood vessels in a process called “vasodilation.” Vasodilation helps increase blood flow and lower blood pressure, which are key components of healing your body quickly and efficiently.
The Benefits of Infrared Saunas
Infrared saunas are a healing environment through heat exposure. Exposure to high temperatures promotes mental fortitude and resilience. Physically, the heat causes your body to sweat, the increased blood circulation helps oxygen and nutrients circulate and nourish skin cells. Perspiration can flush heavy metals and other substances that can cause allergies, skin conditions, and disease out of your body. Sweating in the infrared sauna helps your body rid itself of some toxins which can lead to a smoother transition period of recovering from addiction. Infrared saunas also boost feel-good endorphins that help with addiction recovery and mental health.
When you’re ill and have a fever, your body increases its temperature to kill off any harmful pathogens or viruses. The increase in body temperature also helps with pain relief and relief from muscle stiffness and swelling. The effects of the sauna follow the same logic. By increasing your body temperature, you can help detoxify your body and relieve muscle pain.
Infrared saunas help relieve inflammation, stiffness, and soreness in muscles and joints by increasing blood circulation. Deep penetrating infrared heat helps to relax muscles and purge metabolic waste products while delivering oxygen-rich blood to the muscles for a speedier recovery. Muscle cramps and inflammation are common side effects of withdrawing from an addictive substance, so infrared saunas can be beneficial in relieving some of this pain.
A Holistic Treatment Plan
Saunas are great tools for relieving chronic pain associated with trauma and PTSD. Studies have shown that infrared saunas reduce the stress hormone, cortisol. Infrared saunas can reduce the symptoms of chronic fatigue and significantly reduce anxiety and depression. Saunas support healing and meditation. When we are in less pain and more relaxed, it’s easier to focus on the mental aspects of healing. As part of your holistic, unique treatment plan at Sabino Recovery, our infrared sauna is an invaluable tool for improving your well-being.