Using a Far Infrared Sauna offers a safe and natural alternative to prescription drugs in helping to relieve symptoms of stress and anxiety.*
Former President of the American Holistic Medical Association, Dr. Scott Shannon, of Ft. Collins, CO, states that external factors like stress, relationships, work, electronic stimulation (computers, smart phones), sleep patterns, and exercise play a more dominant role in anxiety and depression than genetic factors. (2)
Psychotropic drugs like Xanax, Valium, Klonopin and Benzodiazepine have been prescribed in the treatment of various anxiety disorders. The dangers of habitual dependency and the adverse side effects of such powerful drugs question the benefit of their long term use.
In this fast paced, 21st Century world, nearly everyone can relate to feeling stressed and pressured from time to time. Stress can build up and create a negative effect on our behavior and relationships, if we do not have a proper method for alleviating accumulated tension and frustration. Regular use of a Far Infrared Sauna provides an ideal method for whole body and mind relaxation.*
Within a few minutes of entering a far infrared sauna, first time sauna users generally comment that they are feeling more relaxed as their bodies begin to absorb the gentle, deep penetrating warmth of tuned infrared light.
Some simple slow breathing exercises and mild, slow stretching (tai chi, yoga) during your infrared sauna session will enhance the relaxation process, help alleviate chronic muscle tightness and increase range of motion. By the end of an infrared sauna session, your whole body will be totally relaxed and your mind will be more calm and clear.*
A recent article in USA Today stated that nearly 9 Million U.S. Adults take prescription sleeping pills. Most are white, educated females or are 50 years of age or older. (3)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 50–70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders or deprivation, which can not only hinder daily functioning, but can also adversely affect their health . Prescription sleep aids are one of the treatment options for trouble going into or maintaining sleep. However, long-term use of sleep aids has been linked to adverse outcomes in health (4).
Due to the wonderful properties of mind and body relaxation created by far infrared sauna light and radiant heat, better sleep quality and longer uninterrupted sleep are reported by many of our friends and clients who regularly use infrared saunas. Many infrared sauna users also feel more alert upon awakening from a good night’s sleep and experience less of what if often described as ‘brain fog’.
If you want to get rid of stress, sleep better, awaken truly refreshed and increase your daily energy and mental clarity, try 3 or 4 far infrared sauna sessions.
Then you will know for yourself just how much an infrared sauna can help you to relax and sleep better.*
(2) 5280 Health/ 5280 Magazine. 2014 edition.
*Rocky Mountain Saunas and its associates do not provide medical guidance. Consult a licensed doctor for medical advice. All of the information contained in this website is for informational purposes only. Results of using our products vary on an individual basis and no immediate permanent or guaranteed solutions can be provided. We reserve the right to change, without notice, anything contained within the article.