Here at Momentum, we know how important training hard is to achieve those results you desire. And, we also know how important recovery is.
Our infra-red sauna is located just upstairs in our recovery area, and with consistent and appropriate use, it has a number of benefits, some you may not expect!
- Calming, relaxation, and pleasure; Saunas have been used for hundreds of years by communities all over the globe, to modulate the nervous system by inhibiting the sympathetic nervous system (our fight or flight response) having tremendous benefits not offered by many therapies of any kind. It enables the body to decrease stress, relax, heal and regenerate itself much faster.
- Enhanced sweating; Medical studies demonstrate that most toxins can be eliminated through the skin, relieving the burden on the kidneys and liver.
- Phototherapy. Modern medical care is starting to pay attention to the fact that shining light on the body at certain frequencies can activate specific enzymes, and may even help rejuvenate the skin.
- Improve cardiovascular function; via improved dilatation, reduced arterial stiffness, beneficial changes in circulating lipid profiles, and lowering of systemic blood pressure.
- Boost cognition and mental health; although the exact mechanisms are not understood, emerging evidence suggests that sauna exposure may have cognition and mental health. Potentially having protective effects on neurocognitive diseases such as dementia and Alzheimers.
- Improved symptoms of pain; were seen in pain metrics associated with musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia.
- Reducing inflammation and swelling; Sauna therapy also shows benefits in reducing inflammation, swelling, and pain as part of a multidisciplinary approach.
- Laukkanen, J.A, Laukkanen, T., & Kunutsor, S.K. (2018). Cardiovascular and Other Health Benefits of Sauna Bathing: A Review of the Evidence. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 93(8):1111-1121.
Beever, R. (2009). Far-infrared Saunas for Treatment of Cardiovascular Risk Factors. Summary of published evidence, Review, Canadian Family Physician, 55 (7) 691-696.