The Benefits To Using An Infrared Sauna This Holiday Season

The weather outside may be frightful, but our sauna is soo delightful. With the weather cooling down, it’s not uncommon for people to increase their sauna usage to stay warm. Apart from keeping us warm and toasty this winter, saunas have been traced back to many different cultures for thousands of years as a form of healthcare. Though it’s considered to be the most wonderful time of the year, the holiday season can be extremely overwhelming and stressful. With that being said, we want to help you relax and unwind during the holidays this year. Below we’ve put together a list of our favorite benefits infrared saunas have to offer!

  1. Relaxation: It’s no secret the holidays can bring higher levels of stress than usual. Between hosting and attending holiday events, cooking feasts, shopping for gifts, and even the much-dreaded clean-up, it’s very easy to become overwhelmed during the holidays. Sauna usage can help you unwind while the heat aids in the relaxation of tense muscles bringing instant relief to achy spots. Using alone time during your session is also a great opportunity to clear your mind and meditate.
  2. Detox: Though the closing months of the year are exciting and fun-filled with Halloween, Christmas, and the New Year, it can take quite a toll on our health. With all the baked goods, cocktails, and unavoidable stress, it’s not uncommon for our bodies to become overloaded with toxins. All of the junk we’re consuming paired with the fact we’re stuck indoors avoiding the cold most of the winter is a recipe for disaster. Something as simple as sweating is a great way to speed up the detoxification process. Carve out a few sessions a week and take time to care for yourself. Your mental health and liver will thank you.
  3. Lose Weight: As mentioned before, with holidays come those few extra holiday pounds. Although the feasts are the best part of the holidays, it can be quite easy to overindulge in the delicious meals. Sauna sessions are a great way to not only detox your body but also lose weight! A simple 60-minute infrared sauna session can burn up to 600 calories! What weight loss program is easier than sitting and relaxing for 60 minutes?
  4. Boost your immune system: As the weather cools down it’s not uncommon to fall ill to the common cold or flu. Pair the chilly weather with consistent social plans, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for the sniffles. Infrared saunas aid in helping the body fight off any illnesses by not only detoxing your system as mentioned before but also by raising your body temperature just enough to assist in riding the body of any unwanted germs.

The holiday season is not only busy but it can be extremely stressful. Becoming overwhelmed with stress not only affects our mental health but can have negative effects on our physical well-being also. Taking the time to allocate a portion of your day to self-care is imperative for staying healthy and sane this holiday season. Here at The Salt Room Oviedo, we pride ourselves on providing the utmost professional and calming care possible. Call us to book your session so we can help you get through the holidays!