When I have a particularly difficult day, for some reason, it all cascades into one, big, mess! It feels like everything I touch during that day has a negative outcome. I lose my keys, finally find them, then ding my car’s bumper, spill coffee on my shirt, only after severely burning my tongue, because the coffee was boiling hot, then I manage to get into a disagreement with a co-worker and finally – well, you get the picture. By evening when I arrive home I am beat, discouraged and have a really bad attitude. However, I know exactly what I need – a session in my Far Infrared sauna. Entering the sauna eases away my disastrous day. I immediately relax, calm down, warm up and basically mellow out. What I always seem to forget is how this surprisingly boosts my mood. Along with the physical relaxation comes a serious attitude adjustment. Suddenly my bad day becomes a memory and I begin pleasantly de-compressing. This solution seems to actually have some science behind it.
There is a preponderance of evidence linking stress, bad moods and depression along the sometimes accompanying by-product of anxiety, with not only the occasional bad day but with weather and low light as well. Also some of the many toxic chemicals we are exposed to daily, stored in the fat cells within your own body, can affect mood. Most of these toxic chemicals are fat-soluable. These deposits leak into the bloodstream slowly with some remaining there our entire lives. It is basically impossible to rid the body of these chemicals trapped in fat cells. However, Far Infrared sauna therapy de-tox’s the body and is able to rid it of these chemicals and toxic metals. A toxic body is even more susceptible to mood changes and depression. Whatever the reason a 2005 Psychosomatic Medicine study reveals results from a group of 28 mildly depressed patients with appetite loss and other subjective symptoms. “Twenty-eight mildly depressed inpatients with general fatigue, appetite loss, and somatic and mental complaints were randomly assigned to thermal therapy group (n = 14) or non-thermal therapy group (n = 14). Patients in the thermal therapy group were treated with 60 degrees C Far Infrared sauna for 15 minutes and were then kept at bed rest with a blanket for 30 minutes once a day, 5 days a week for a total of 20 sessions in 4 weeks.”
Patients given Far Infrared sauna treatment displayed noteworthy improvement in mood, depression, bodily complaints, as well as hunger and relaxation scores as compared with the control group. These findings suggest that repeated Far Infrared sauna therapy may be useful for depressed patients, from mild to severe depression, appetite loss and subjective complaints. As with many of the benefits of Far Infrared saunas, science proves what consistent users already know. Adding Far Infrared sauna therapy into a daily routine elevates mood and improves attitude. Far Infrared sauna therapy will not cure depression, however it has been proven to attack some of the underlying issues causing depression. Added to your other healthy, daily activities a session in your Far Infrared sauna can surprisingly alleviate either temporary bad moods or even long term depression.
Utilizing Far Infrared sauna therapy and adding it into your daily routine will find you enjoying profoundly positive effects on your overall mood, attitude and general good health. Infrared sauna users continually point to their experience as less expensive than drugs and as an holistic approach to wellness accessing the body’s own properties to strengthen health. Let the warm, gentle heat from a Far Infrared sauna ease away all the stress from a disastrous day!