Suffering From Chronic Pain? An Infrared Sauna Can Help According to Japanese Study

Can infrared sauna therapy help  if you’re suffering from chronic pain? The following study has important information for you, if you do.

BACKGROUND: Researchers at Nishi Kyusyu University in Japan hypothesized that overall body warming might decrease pain and improve the outcomes in patients with chronic pain. The purpose of this study was to clarify the effects of systemic thermal therapy(overall body warming)  in patients with chronic pain.

They divided people with chronic pain into two groups. Group A with 24 patients were treated by a multidisciplinary treatment including cognitive behavioral therapy, rehabilitation, and exercise therapy. Group B with 22 patients were treated by a combination of multidisciplinary treatment and repeated thermal therapy. A far-infrared ray dry sauna therapy and post-sauna warming were performed once a day for 4 weeks during hospitalization. Post sauna warming consisted of wrapping the patients in blankets for an hour after the sauna therapy to keep them warm.

RESULTS: Researchers reported improvements in the subjects’ symptoms, the number of pain behaviors after treatment and outcomes a years after discharge. The pain score as rated by patients, number of pain behaviors, self-rating depression scale, and anger score significantly decreased after treatment in both groups during the treatment period.

After treatment, however, the number of pain behaviors was slightly smaller and anger score was significantly lower in group B than those in group A  that did not have sauna therapy.

Two years after treatment, 17 patients (77%) in group B returned to work compared with 12 patients (50%) in group A.

CONCLUSION: These results suggest that a combination of multidisciplinary treatment and repeated thermal therapy may be a promising method for treatment of chronic pain.

The number of people coming to our showrooms to buy a Finnleo Far Infrared Sauna for chronic pain has gradually increased. And, our sauna buyers tell us that their chronic pain has decreased since purchasing and using a sauna. If you’re suffering from chronic pain, try an infrared sauna with your doctor’s approval. The many health benefits of infrared saunas have been proven repeatedly.

Think you don’t have room? Check out the personal sauna: B100 or E100.  “Lack of space” is no longer a limitation.

Ideal for those having minimal space available and/or those using their sauna solo, Finnleo’s Model 100 has a foot print of only 9 square feet; that’s 3′ x 3′ and it plugs into a standard 115V wall outlet.  With all the premium features, the Model 100 has the same luxurious benefits as larger models.

Install it into a corner of almost any room – even a walk-in closet.  And, you don’t have to do the installation yourself, Olympic provides free “white glove” delivery and installation within the Puget Sound Area. See stores for details.

Come take a test sweat in an infrared sauna in any of our Olympic Hot Tub Company showrooms.

The good sweat starts with a Finnleo Sauna from Olympic Hot Tub Company.

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Don Riling

Author: Don Riling

Don Riling is the President of Olympic Hot Tub and has been an active member of the hot tub industry for over 20 years. As the company’s owner since 2016, he has continued Olympic’s legacy of promoting health & wellness through hot water & sauna therapy.

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