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The Healing Heat: Exploring the Benefits of Infrared Sauna Therapy for Cardiac Patients

In recent years, infrared sauna therapy has gained popularity for its purported health benefits, including detoxification, pain relief, and relaxation. However, its potential advantages for cardiac patients are particularly intriguing. Let's delve into the science behind infrared sauna therapy and explore how it can positively impact the cardiovascular health of individuals with heart conditions.

Understanding Infrared Sauna Therapy

Unlike traditional saunas, which heat the air around you, infrared saunas utilize infrared light to directly heat your body. This gentle, penetrating heat raises your core body temperature, inducing a range of physiological responses.

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Benefits for Cardiac Patients:

  1. Improved Circulation: One of the primary benefits of infrared sauna therapy is its ability to enhance blood circulation. For cardiac patients, this can be especially beneficial as improved circulation helps deliver oxygen and vital nutrients to the heart muscle, promoting overall cardiovascular health. Included benefits: Increased Left ventricular ejection fraction, increased blood flow from vasodilation, and increased cardiac output.

  2. Stress Reduction: Chronic stress is a known risk factor for heart disease. Infrared sauna therapy offers a calming environment that promotes relaxation and reduces stress levels. Lower stress levels can contribute to better heart health and may help manage conditions such as hypertension. Infrared sauna therapy improves heart rate variability, the capacity of the body to move back and forth from our stress response (the sympathetic nervous system) and the relax and rest response (the parasympathetic nervous system) 

  3. Lower Blood Pressure: Several studies have suggested that regular infrared sauna sessions can lead to a decrease in blood pressure. For cardiac patients, especially those with hypertension, this reduction in blood pressure can alleviate strain on the heart and potentially reduce the risk of complications.

  4. Detoxification: Sweating is the body's natural way of detoxifying, and infrared sauna therapy induces profuse sweating. Through sweat, the body eliminates toxins and heavy metals, which can burden the cardiovascular system. By supporting detoxification, infrared sauna therapy may indirectly benefit cardiac health. To maximize this heavy metal detox experience, have a coconut water (nature’s Gatorade) with a teaspoon each of Spirulina and Chlorella, which binds to the  heavy metals, and then carries them out of your body via your sweat. 

  5. Enhanced Endothelial Function: Endothelial dysfunction, characterized by impaired blood vessel function, is a common issue in individuals with heart disease. Research suggests that regular sauna use can improve endothelial function, potentially leading to better blood vessel health and reduced cardiovascular risk.

  6. Exercise Mimicry: For cardiac patients who may have limitations on physical activity, infrared sauna therapy offers a passive way to experience some of the benefits of exercise. The increase in heart rate and sweating during a sauna session can mimic certain aspects of moderate exercise, promoting cardiovascular fitness without exertion, while burning calories!Promotes a temporary increase in blood flow to relieve muscle 

Safety Considerations

While infrared sauna therapy holds promise for cardiac patients, it's crucial to approach it with caution, especially for those with severe heart conditions. Consulting with a healthcare provider before starting sauna therapy is essential to ensure it's safe and appropriate for individual health needs. Please check with your provider regarding use of a sauna if you have an implanted metal device as these devices may not tolerate the heat, or the heat may get too hot in your body.

Infrared sauna therapy offers a non-invasive and potentially beneficial adjunctive treatment option for cardiac patients. By promoting circulation, reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, supporting detoxification, improving endothelial function, and mimicking exercise, it addresses various aspects of cardiovascular health. However, it's essential for individuals with heart conditions to work closely with their healthcare providers to incorporate sauna therapy safely into their treatment plans. With proper guidance, infrared sauna therapy may become a valuable tool in the holistic management of cardiac health.


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So you sweat like you’re working out, without working out. 

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  • Healing amethyst deepens benefits of infrared 

  • Tourmaline layer generates negative ions

  • Charcoal layer binds to pollutants 

  • Clay layer emits negative ions and is balancing for the heat

  • Double sided zipper for easy in and out (NEW!) 

  • Low EMF heating 

  • Easier to access controller 

  • Upgraded non-toxic vegan leather for extra comfort (NEW!) 

  • Designed in part by Dr. Raleigh Duncan, Founder of Clearlight Saunas 


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