Over the years I have come across several clients in need of relief from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Far infrared sauna therapy comes highly recommended by their health practitioners and those who have knowledge of how helpful infrared can be alleviating most of the symptoms of CFS. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a debilitating disease affecting millions. It is a complex disorder presenting with symptoms of profound fatigue unaffected by usual rest patterns. It is exacerbated by excess physical or mental activity. Common symptoms include extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, and pain. Sufferers experience impaired memory and mental function along with the inability to sleep. These symptoms result in a decline in the participation of daily life and living. Currently, there is a great deal of proof that the gentle heat from a far infrared sauna is quite successful in detoxifying the body, thus reducing the symptoms of CFS, through the effective sweat produced by the gentle waves from far infrared heat.
Some physicians and scientists specializing in CFS believe there is a strong connection between the disease and toxins, especially heavy metals and chemicals. Heavy metals and toxic chemicals settle inside the body’s cells. One of my clients with CFS completed a mitochondrial function test and discovered her body was filled with toxins. Her health practitioner immediately had her begin far infrared sauna therapy, as the gentle heat from the infrared is quite successful in detoxifying the body, through the effective sweat produced by the infrared heat.
Another one of the effects of daily far infrared sauna use is a great night’s sleep; this also aids in mitigating CFS symptoms. This one attribute, a favorite of mine, was a bit of a surprise to me but has quickly become one of the most pleasant surprises. It was immediate; happening after my very, first sauna. Normally, it takes me an hour to wind down prior to falling asleep. During the night I awaken many times, roll over and usually fall back asleep but many times I do not. After my first far infrared sauna experience, I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I fell asleep and then I actually slept through the night. When a CFS patient gets more healthy sleep their body is more likely to heal naturally.
Taking a far infrared sauna is extremely relaxing, as well, especially when followed by a hot shower or bath. The gentle heat feels great and as your body relaxes and muscles loosen, daily stresses truly seem to melt away. There is a reason for this. The infrared heat causes endorphins to be released which in turn begins many processes such as healing, detoxing, de-stressing, revitalization, rejuvenation, and relaxation. This happens as the infrared light penetrates into your body assisting it to efficiently flush toxins. Interesting that initially you may feel like nothing is happening as the heat is gentle and not that hot. Eventually, you will notice perspiration forming and then shortly after that a truly effective sweat. This all adds up to an amazing night of refreshing sleep. So many of the common CFS symptoms are diminished when the sufferer enjoys a deep, restful nights sleep.
Far infrared sauna therapy induces calmness by relaxing the body. The reason for the feeling of refreshment and relaxation is the elimination of toxins. They are broken up then released through perspiration and sweat. This purifies the body providing relief from CFS. Also, if you are in pain infrared generally relieves everything from normal aches and pains to the deeper pain caused by CFS and of arthritis, fibromyalgia and even common injuries. Pain certainly can keep you awake and the infrared heat soothes pain away.
We all know it is simply impossible to sleep if you are in pain. Thus, pain reduction and even elimination also equal a great night of restful slumber. Infrared sauna therapy provides benefits to people of all ages. It is a cost-effective therapy that will improve your overall health and well being. You will begin to enjoy a better quality of life as a wonderful and refreshing night’s sleep allows you to feel more rested and thus rejuvenated. The more a CFS sufferer can effectively sleep and comfortably sweat the greater quantity of toxins can be released from the body. This eventually reduces symptoms from the disease and in some cases, after retesting, toxicity has all but disappeared.
One of the concerns I have addressed is the low tolerance for heat some CFS sufferers have as sweating tends to add to the fatigue. The good news is far infrared heat is gentle, you can begin slowly and at a low temperature and even though the detox may take a bit longer the faster you begin to tolerate the heat the more quickly you will reap the benefits. For those who suffer from CFS, there is increasing evidence that regular far infrared sauna therapy greatly improves the symptoms and eventually the toxicity levels in the body.