High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common medical condition where the blood flowing throughout the body and blood vessels is doing so at a greater force than normal. This puts added stress on the heart and can cause damage to the arteries if not resolved.
It’s been shown that more than 50% of adults living in the United States have high blood pressure, which is “defined as a systolic blood pressure ≥ 130 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure ≥ 80 mm Hg or are taking medication for hypertension.”
In some cases, those with high blood pressure don’t feel any symptoms at all. That’s why it considered the “silent killer’ In other cases, there have been reports of:
Besides some of the usual types of medicines that doctors may prescribe to patients, you may be surprised to know that incorporating an infrared sauna into your regime is a great alternative to help combat high blood pressure.
However, make sure to check in with your doctor to see if sauna use is right for you.
Saunas have been around for thousands of years, but only recently in the past century have we been truly studying the health benefits and influence on certain medical conditions. Several studies have looked into the effectiveness of infrared sauna use and how it affects blood pressure.
One 2009 study from the University of British Columbia states that although limited, there is
Additionally, another 2018 review in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings finds evidence that infrared sauna use is linked to positive results and health benefits including reduction of high blood pressure.
Health Mate infrared saunas are in a league of their own when it comes to aiding in health benefits including lowering blood pressure.
Our low EMF sauna heaters provide a safe and effective way to heat up the body from the inside out. When the body warms up, it activates the natural cooling system and starts to sweat. Sweating helps increase heart rate, which increases blood circulation.
Using the sauna itself for the purpose of lowering blood pressure and normalizing is supplemental, meaning that it’s not the only thing you should be using. Here are some additional ways and tips to help improve the functions even further.
1. Eating Healthy
Many foods including fish, berries, nuts, fruits and vegetables are known to have significant blood pressure lowering effects.
2. Reducing Sodium Intake
An increased sodium intake, the most common coming in the form of salt, can have a negative effect on the body and can cause heart disease. Using the sauna helps the body to rid sodium that is located in sweat.
3. Reduce Stress
Stress, including emotional stress, is a major contributing factor to the six leading causes of death in the United States. Taking part in regular sauna sessions can help the body and mind to relax and provide a more positive outlook.
4. Incorporate Essential Oils
One study found that a small group of users who inhaled essential oils for the purpose of reducing blood pressure” that included lavender, bergamot and ylang ylang:
Although studies are scarce, as we see there is evidence showing that essential oils can help. Incorporating essential oils into your sauna regime may also provide similar results, while at the same time enjoying the great smells and other benefits. Our essential oil cup is the perfect addition that helps to hold the oil and distribute it around the sauna evenly.
5. Exercise Regularly
While exercising in general should be a regular part of your day, combining an infrared sauna session right after or before a workout can provide an additional way to help. One thing to consider if working out is not an option is to perform stretching exercises in the sauna. This helps to get the blood moving and keep the muscles warm. Our yoga sauna is perfect for those who want to workout and enjoy the sauna at the same time. Adequate space allows for stretching, performing yoga, working out, and much more.
If you’re looking to help lower blood pressure with an infrared sauna, then look to Health Mate, the original manufactures of the first ever infrared sauna. Our decades of experience and knowhow allow us to provide our customers with the safest and most effective products on the market. If you have any questions or would like to request pricing, contact us today.