Recovery: Sauna Therapy2023-12-22T17:15:04-08:00

Sauna Therapy

Exposing your body to heat and cold is one of the simplest, yet most effective biohacks there is. Heat causes a release of heat shock proteins that are critical to helping damaged cells be removed and new healthy cells to grow. Heat also has a similar effect as exercise on your cardiovascular system and studies have shown it can drastically increase longevity. In fact, one of the most amazing research studies revealed that the risk of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) was 22 percent lower for 2 to 3 sauna bathing sessions per week and 63 percent lower for 4 to 7 sauna sessions per week. The risk of fatal congenital heart disease (CHD) events was 23 percent lower for 2 to 3 bathing sessions per week and 48 percent lower for 4 to 7 sauna sessions per week.

Research

Depression and Mood Enhancement

High inflammatory biomarkers are commonly observed in people who have depression. Sauna use has been shown to reduce inflammation and symptoms of depression. Studies show people with depression diagnoses had reduced symptoms of depression – such as improved appetite, reduced body aches, and reduced anxiety.

Cardiovascular Health

Sauna exposure induces protective responses against cardiovascular disease and reduces the risk of death. Sauna therapy amplifies similar cardiovascular responses one receives during exercise of the same duration.

Detoxification

Sweating facilitates the excretion of toxins that accumulate in muscles, adipose tissues, and organs of humans. Toxicants like heavy metals, BPA, Polychlorinated biphenyls, and phthalate compounds all have been shown to be excreted through sweat when using sauna therapy.

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