Summer is the season to push your body to the max. Whether it’s a team sport, triathlon, CrossFit, or some other physical activity you’re addicted to, the heat of summer and the opportunity to train in an open air setting brings out the competitive side in many athletes. It also creates serious wear and tear on your muscles.

Infrared saunas can help take your training to the next level by helping speed up muscle recovery and by enhancing your flexibility.  Here is a more in-depth look at those benefits:

Muscle Recovery

While rest and recovery are key elements to achieving performance goals, new studies show that sauna use can enhance muscle recovery. In fact, many people purchase indoor and outdoor saunas for their homes specifically for the natural pain relief associated with infrared sauna therapy.

ºdegree Wellness infrared sauna heat works by penetrating joints, muscles and tissues, increasing circulation and speeding oxygen flow. By reducing soreness on nerve endings, our infrared heat reduces muscle spasms and helps the body heal itself naturally. Just what you need when you are training – and competing – hard.

For years, doctors have recommended our saunas because of proven relief from sports injury. Our customers agree, using our infrared saunas for everything from getting a more thorough post-workout stretch to relieving injury, to simply using it to relax sore muscles after a workout.

Enhanced Flexibility

In addition to muscle recovery, a study looking at the effect of a full-spectrum infrared sauna on flexibility by Michele Olson, Ph.D., F.A.C.S.M., C.S.C.S., professor of exercise science at Auburn University Montgomery, found that doing the same stretching routine while in a full-spectrum infrared sauna, which emits all 3 infrared wavelengths of near-, mid- and far- infrared, versus doing it without sauna therapy, yielded superior acute changes in flexibility. Essentially, by helping enhance range of motion, infrared saunas protect your joints, offering yet another way to prevent and relieve performance injuries.

Why ºdegree Wellness?

ºdegree Wellness far infrared saunas and full spectrum infrared sauna heaters provide all of these health benefits and are the only infrared heaters on the market clinically shown to raise core temperature. Our full spectrum line of saunas is the only one on the market that has shown tested, positive results for muscle recovery.

We care about your good health as much as you do. At ºdegree Wellness, we are proud of the fact that our sauna heaters fit the bill of proven safety and efficacy. The Solocarbon® heating technology used in our saunas has been independently proven to be 95%-99% effective at delivering the highest concentration of infrared heat, which is necessary to achieve the known health benefits of infrared therapy. We are also proud that our saunas feature ultra low EMF technology: producing virtually no EMF and offering you an even safer infrared sauna experience during your recovery time.