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Relaxation is more important to health than most people realize. Stress not only impacts the mind, but the entire body.

Stress on the Body

The American Institute of Stress estimates that 75 to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related problems. Long-term stress is the cause of countless physiological effects on the body, including increased blood pressure, weight gain, and weakening of the immune system.

Stress increase cortisol (the “stress hormone”) levels in the body, and with it heart rate and blood pressure. The more stressed you are, the more cortisol your body produces. Scientific studies show that infrared sauna helps the body maintain healthy levels of cortisol. Infrared saunas also have been clinically shown to reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure with regular use.

Stress on the Brain

High levels of stress can impact the brain, as well. From memory problems to anxiety to learning difficulties, the effects of stress are immense. Neuroscientists have now discovered that chronic stress and increased levels of cortisol can cause substantial damage to the brain. Neural networks are altered and communication pathways are disrupted. High levels of stress also impact the density and amount of white and gray matter in the brain.

Our Full-Spectrum Infrared Saunas are designed for maximum comfort, allowing you to loosen your body and your mind. Practicing mindful meditation in an infrared sauna can help reduce mental stress. Your “alone time” also is maximized with an infrared sauna session, giving you an opportunity to reflect and move on from the stressors of daily life.

Relax and Reduce Stress with Infrared Sauna

There’s a simple, fun, and effective way to reduce stress! Our Full-Spectrum Infrared Saunas (by Sunlighten) deliver the most therapeutic infrared heat. The soothing warmth helps you relieve stress, ease your muscles, and fully relax.

Chromotherapy, or color therapy, also is included in our infrared saunas. Chromotherapy, is an ancient concept that uses colors to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that result in health and harmony. Each color possesses frequencies of a specific vibration, and each vibration is related to different physical symptoms. Chromotherapy works to help balance the body and achieve greater levels of relaxation.

The inclusion of SO Sound acoustic vibrational technology adds yet another layer of relaxation. The So Sound system is designed to relax your body, calm your mind, and soothe your soul in ways that are literally beyond words. You won’t find a more effective combination of infrared sauna heat and musical massage to induce deep relaxation and tension relief.

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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