The Benefits of Infrared Sauna Use and Massage Therapy

Written by Julieta Hernandez , Posted in Articles, Infrared Sauna, Massage Therapy

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What is an Infrared Sauna?

Infrared saunas use a special type of light to create a heated environment that enables the elimination of toxins, enhanced pain relief, continued relaxation after a massage, and many other types of health benefits. Like traditional saunas, an infrared sauna uses heat to effect positive changes in your body. The primary difference between an infrared sauna and traditional sauna is that an infrared sauna works to gently heat only your body, while a traditional sauna heats the entire space, which can lead to experiencing uncomfortably high temperatures. Learn how time spent in an infrared sauna can positively impact your own health.

Benefits of Infrared Sauna Therapy

Infrared light saunas imbue your entire body with gentle and beneficial heat, which can enable you to experience healing and overall well-being from head to toe. Consider these advantages of infrared sauna use.

1. Detoxification: the heat generated in your body during your time in an infrared sauna enables the shedding of toxins. When your core heats and you begin to sweat, toxins like heavy metals and chemicals are released.

2.  Anti-Aging and Skin Purifications: your skin can tell the truest story of your overall health. Premature wrinkling, acne, psoriasis and other blemishes can be the result of toxins and bacteria negatively impacting your body. Time in an infrared sauna can help release issues hidden in your skin and make you look – and feel – younger and healthier!

3. Pain Relief: many different medical issues lead to the pain you feel in your body, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, lupus and migraine headaches. A visit to an infrared sauna can promote muscle relaxation, reduce joint inflammation, and remove toxins that may be exacerbating pain.

4. Relaxation: heat from an infrared sauna works to directly combat cortisol, keeping this hormone in check to reduce the feeling of stress and promote relaxation throughout your body.

5. Cell Health: infrared heat can enable the continuous cleansing of your circulatory system plus the release of toxins, ensuring that your body is able to perform optimally at the cellular level.

6. Improved Circulation: different health issues can impede circulation throughout your body, from arterial blockages to impingements and sluggish blood transport. The gentle heat generated in your body while in an infrared sauna can help clear blockages, release impingements and encourage healthy blood flow.

7. Lower Blood Pressure: whether your blood pressure is elevated due to stress or underlying health issues, a trip to an infrared sauna can help to reduce this issue. By helping to promote relaxation, working to release toxins, and providing gentle and comforting heat throughout your body, you can experience both immediate and longer-term reductions in your blood pressure.

8. Weight Loss: just like aerobic exercise increases your core temperature and heart rate to help shed pounds, the generated heat from an infrared sauna can also lead to burned off calories and weight loss. In addition, shedding toxins, improving underlying health issues like hormonal imbalances and reducing stress levels can also promote weight loss.

9. Wound Healing: enhanced circulation, disposed toxins, improved cellular health and optimized immune system responses are just some of the benefits that can be achieved through time spent in an infrared sauna – and all of those benefits can enable faster healing for both exposed injuries and internal wounds after surgical interventions.

Experience the Combined Benefits of Infrared Sauna and Massage Therapy in Salt Lake City, Utah

The advantages of therapeutic massage therapy are obvious and immediately felt: reduced muscle tension, heightened relaxation, broken up lactic deposits, and released endorphins. Those benefits can be maximized when a massage is paired with a complementary therapy, like an infrared sauna. Both therapies work to alleviate issues throughout your entire body and back-to-back appointments can both extend the period of time devoted to healing and the lasting aftereffect of the treatments. Experience this advanced healing for yourself by making an appointment for a massage and sauna experience Matrix Spa & Massage today


Julieta Hernandez

Julieta is the owner of Matrix Spa & Massage in Salt Lake City, UT. She and her staff pride themselves on providing the best massages in a truly comfortable and relaxed environment.

Massage Therapy FAQ’s

The law always requires that you be appropriately covered with sheets or towels to keep you comfortable and warm. If you start feeling uncomfortable or exposed, speak up. Your therapist will respect your wishes and work with you to make the massage session a comfortable one.
No, only undress as much as you are comfortable with. Some people prefer undressing completely, while others prefer to keep undergarments on. You'll have privacy in your massage room to undress before the session and redress afterwards.
It depends on your massage therapy goals. Some people get a monthly massage to manage stress or to prevent health problems. Others opt for weekly sessions if they need relief from injuries and chronic tension.
Licensing and certification mean that the massage therapist can legally practice massage in your city or state. To get this license, they must have performed several hours of training at an accredited school, past the extensive licensure exam, and have paid any relevant licensing fees.
Every insurance plan works a little differently, so your best bet is to contact your insurer directly. Some plans do cover alternative therapies including chiropractic and massage. You will likely need a doctor's prescription first. If you don't have health insurance, or if it doesn't cover massage therapy, you can find massage therapy coupons and discounts on our site.
How much depends on how pleased you are with the service and how much the massage costs (the full price, not any discounted fees). One easy trick is to think about how you would tip a waiter after a similarly priced restaurant meal. This is often 15-20% or more if you received exceptional service.
Let your massage therapist know before the session if there are areas on your body that you don't want to be touched. They will have the training and experience to give you a therapeutic massage while working around ticklish or sensitive places like your feet or abdomen.
Yes, absolutely. You should always speak up if something is uncomfortable. Secondly, keep the lines of communication open during deep tissue massage or sports injury massages. Your therapist needs the feedback to work on you properly and without aggravating an injury. On the other hand, if you are looking for relaxation, it's often best not to talk unless necessary. This lets your mind as well as your body release tension. With the right mindful breathing technique, you may even achieve a stress relieving meditative state during the massage.
Most likely, unless your doctor says otherwise. Prenatal massage can reduce and relieve common pregnancy issues like lower and upper back pain, sciatic nerve irritation, swelling, tension headaches, heartburn and constipation, and more. Let your massage therapist know that you're pregnant so they can use the right techniques during the session.

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