Women’s Health Benefits of Far Infrared Sauna Therapy (It’s not just for relaxation anymore!)

What is far infrared sauna therapy?

You’re likely familiar with saunas: a small room, often with wood paneling, heated to temperatures over 130℉. Saunas date back centuries and have long been studied for their health benefits. More recently, infrared saunas have come to the forefront.

Traditional saunas use steam or flame-stoked heat to elevate the air temperature to at least 130℉, causing you to sweat as your body attempts to cool down. In contrast, far infrared saunas emit infrared light that is directly absorbed by the body, producing heat from within, and  operate at lower temperatures, typically between 120℉ to 140℉. This ultimately allows you to get the same health benefits of a traditional sauna, but at a lower temperature.

Both types of sauna offer a safe, effective, and enjoyable way to promote health and well-being from the inside out. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, pain relief, heart benefits, or enhanced vitality, incorporating sauna therapy into your wellness routine can help you look and feel your best.


What are the benefits of sauna therapy?

Scientists have begun studying the effects of sauna therapy on women’s health. These studies have found a number of benefits for infrared saunas therapy for menopausal women, addressing many of the symptoms and health concerns associated with this life stage:

  1. Exercise Tolerance: Changing hormones lead to fluctuating energy levels and exercise tolerance in peri- and menopausal women. Far infrared sauna therapy has been shown to enhance blood flow to muscles, allowing women to engage in physical activity with greater comfort and endurance.
  2. Muscle Recovery: Hormones are also responsible for increased soreness and slower recovery after exercise. Sauna therapy promotes muscle relaxation and speeds up the healing process, allowing menopausal women to recover more quickly after a workout and experience less discomfort post-exercise. 
  3. Muscle Growth: As we age, our testosterone levels decrease, making it more difficult to maintain (much less increase) muscle mass. Then in turn affects stability and can contribute to an increased risk of osteoporosis. Far infrared sauna therapy stimulates muscle repair and growth, helping to preserve muscle mass and overall strength during the aging process.
  4. Metabolism Boost: Hormonal changes lead to a slower metabolism, which makes weight management and loss more challenging as we age. Studies have found that infrared sauna therapy increases the metabolic rates, helping menopausal women burn calories and manage their weight.
  5. Detoxification: Another important benefit of sauna therapy is the detoxification that occurs while the body sweats. By eliminating toxins and metabolic waste, the body can lose weight.
  6. Weight Loss: Speaking of weight loss, the boost in metabolism and the detoxification that result from infrared sauna therapy can help women looking to manage their weight.
  7. Pain and Inflammation Relief: Finally, hormonal changes can lead to joint pain, stiffness, and inflammation during menopause. The heat generated during infrared sauna therapy penetrates into tissues to provide pain relief and reduce inflammation. This, in turn, helps manage discomfort and improves the overall quality of life.

By harnessing the unique benefits of far infrared sauna therapy, menopausal women can support their overall health and well-being, manage symptoms, and navigate this stage of life with greater ease and comfort, which have a ripple effect on quality of life. These wide-ranging benefits make sauna therapy a popular choice for people looking for a glow-up both inside and out.


If you’re looking to get a sauna of your own, check out High Tech Health.

High Tech Health is Dr. Kate’s preferred sauna and is the #1 choice for saunas worldwide. High Tech Health uses top of the line materials, heaters, and accessories and combines them with a sleek design and a deep knowledge of detoxification to give you a premium experience. 


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