When I was a kid we lived by the ocean. Every year we dreaded June because the fog would come in early in the morning and stick around all day. It never stopped us from going to the beach it just made it colder. Then, the only way we battled the June Gloom was by staying in the water, the outside air was colder than the water, at least that’s what it felt like. Now there’s a better way to fight that June Gloom – especially if you find your moods affected by the gray weather; take a Far Infrared sauna. It will lift your spirits and relax you all at the same time.
There is a preponderance of evidence linking bad moods, feeling ‘blue’, even depression and it’s sometimes accompanying by-product, anxiety, with not only weather but also low light. As a kid I was always happy and care free. Now I also feel that way most of the time because I take a daily Far Infrared sauna. It totally caught me by surprise to initially discover that Far Infrared gave me a boost in terms of my mood. I decided to do more research on the possibility that Far Infrared sauna therapy could be used as a tool to fight daily stress, bad moods or even depression. The research from a 2005 study from Psychosomatic Medicine seems to corroborate this idea.
In a 2005 Psychosomatic Medicine study it revealed 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 dry 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.” Also suggested as a cause for depression are the many toxic chemicals stored in the fat cells within our own bodies. Most of these chemicals are fat-soluable. These deposits leak into the bloodstream slowly some remaining there our entire lives. It is basically impossible to rid the body of these chemicals trapped in fat cells. Far Infrared sauna therapy de-tox’s the body and rids it of these chemicals and toxic metals. A toxic body is even more susceptible to depression.
Patients given Far Infrared sauna treatment displayed noteworthy improvement from depression, bodily complaints, as well as hunger and positive relaxation scores, as compared with the control group. These findings suggest that consistent use of Far Infrared sauna therapy may be useful for depressed patients with 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. 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 elevate either temporary or long term depression.
Utilizing Far Infrared sauna therapy and adding it into your daily routine will find you enjoying profoundly positive effects in terms of your overall health. Far 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. Whether you live by the beach in June or are having mood swings due to light changes, even if you are depressed, Far Infrared sauna therapy can alleviate symptoms and elevate the worst of bad moods. Look at it this way – it’s far better for you than a prescription and more fun, too!