Do You Suffer from Raynaud’s Disease? Jump in an Infrared Sauna for Fast Relief
Warm up for Raynaud’s. Did you know that infared sauna sessions can relieve the effects of Raynaud’s disease. Research has shown that the dry heat of an infrared sauna can impact both main causes of Raynaud’s disease – constricted blood vessels and stress.
Raynaud’s, named for Maurice Raynaud who described the condition in 1862, is an extra-cold feeling in the body’s extremities – usually fingers and toes, but sometimes nose, lips and ears.
The condition can cause pain within the affected extremities, discoloration (paleness), and sensations of cold and/or numbness.
1. When the oxygen supply is depleted, the skin color turns blue
2. These events are episodic, and when the episode subsides or the area is warmed, the blood flow returns and the skin color first turns red, and then back to normal, often accompanied by swelling, tingling, and a painful “pins and needles” sensation.
Raynaud’s disease can occur by itself or as a secondary condition, called Raynaud’s phenomenon, associated with a host of diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, carpal tunnel, or other conditions. Women are more often affected than men. Both stress and exposure to chill temperatures can trigger an attack.
For the best relief? A safe infrared sauna like Finnleo’s proprietary Low EMR/Low EF infrared line. The effect of using a Finnleo far infrared sauna causes the blood vessels to open, increasing the circulation without increasing blood pressure. It’s like exercising while sitting still.
At the same time, the session helps relieve stress, reversing another potential trigger for Raynaud’s. Once again, science confirms what sauna users have known for centuries – the sweaty sessions not only feel good; they’re good for you. Stepping into a Finnleo infrared sauna when Raynaud’s symptoms strike eases your symptoms, warms you up and puts you quickly on the road to normal.
As always, check with your doctor to make sure that infrared sauna therapy is right for you if you suffer from Raynaud’s.
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.