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Did you know that an infrared sauna can improve circulation and blood flow?

An infrared sauna heats your muscles with infrared light, and produces an increase in blood flow similar to regular exercise. In fact, blood flow during infrared sauna has been reported to rise from a normal rate of 5-7 quarts per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute.

The elevation in body temperature from an infrared sauna session also produces an increase in blood flow that mirrors a passive cardiovascular workout. Regular infrared sauna use significantly stimulates blood flow even after your sauna session is completed. A cardio workout has never been so relaxing!

Improved circulation from infrared sauna also aids muscle recovery after your regular workouts. The increased peripheral circulation reduces inflammation, decreases pain, and speeds healing, all of which are important to help the body recover from strenuous activity.

How to Improve Circulation When You Take a Sauna

One sure way to improve circulation during your infrared sauna session is to sit back and relax! You are improving circulation just by taking an infrared sauna. Want to help your body even more? Use these helpful tips to naturally increasing blood circulation while using an infrared sauna.

  1. Stretch While in the Sauna

    Perform stretches in the sauna to make the most of your increased blood circulation. According to one study, this could give you better flexibility, particularly in the hips, hamstrings, and lower back. View study and stretching guide.

  2. Use Sauna after Workout

    Fatigued muscles and a tired body will appreciate the relaxing feel of an infrared sauna after a workout. The improved blood circulation you experience in the sauna also will help ease aches and pains, loosen the tight spots, and increase the rate at which your muscles heal.

  3. Use Pure Sweat Amplifying Cream

    Use Pure Sweat Amplifying Cream to take your sweating to the next level. Pure Sweat Amplifying Cream triples the amount of sweat and further increases blood circulation during an infrared sauna session. The increase in blood circulation thereby enhances vasodilatation and effectively lowers your blood pressure. Pure Sweat is designed to achieve maximum benefit when used in the sauna. But it also can be used to enhance vasodilation while walking, jogging, doing yoga, gardening, or just about anytime you’re active. Pick up a jar today (available at Respira Vita) to start enjoying a deeper sweat during your next infrared sauna session.

  4. Take Advantage of the Ergonomic Bench and Backrest

    The ergonomic bench in our infrared saunas reduces stress on the body and allows for natural improved blood circulation while using the sauna. So when you are not working out, just sit back and let the infrared heat, the bench, and backrest of the infrared sauna do the work.

Learn more about infrared sauna by visiting us online at, or give us a call at 704-313-8678. We are happy to discuss the many benefits of infrared sauna and book a session for you!

Disclaimer: Respira Vita is proud to feature Sunlighten Full-Spectrum Infrared Saunas. The information provided in this blog are excerpts taken from the Sunlighten blog and/or website.

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