Passive Cardio Workout
As a health sauna heats your muscles with infrared rays and produces an increase in blood flow similar to regular exercise. In fact, blood flow during infrared sauna use has been reported to rise from a normal rate of 5-7 quarts per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute.
The elevation in body temperature from a sauna session also produces an increase in blood flow that mirrors the benefits of a passive cardiovascular workout. Regular infrared sauna use – especially in the mid-infrared range – has been shown to significantly stimulate blood flow, even after your health sauna session is completed. A cardio workout has never been so relaxing! Another benefit of improved circulation from Sunlighten sauna use is quick muscle recovery – after your regular workouts. The increased peripheral circulation from our infrared heat reduces inflammation, decreases pain and speeds healing, all important steps in helping the body recover from strenuous activity.
It’s like giving yourself a passive cardio workout—wherever and whenever you need it!
How to Improve Circulation During Sauna
One sure way to improve circulation in an infrared sauna is to sit back and relax! Just by taking an infrared sauna, you are already improving circulation. Want to help your body even more? Use these helpful tips to naturally increase blood circulation while taking a sauna.
Sunlighten saunas are guaranteed to help you relax in natural comfort with an invigorating deep tissue sweat that will have you feeling fully refreshed after every sauna session.
Stretch While in the Sauna
During your Sunlighten Sauna session, perform stretches or a pilates routine in order to make the most of your increased blood circulation. According to one study, this could give you better flexibility, particularly in the hips, hamstrings and lower back. Review this stretching guide.
Take a Sauna after Working Out
Not only will fatigued muscles and a tired body appreciate the relaxation of a sauna session after a workout, but the improved blood circulation you experience in a sauna will help ease the aches and pains, loosen the tight spots and increase the rate at which your muscles heal.