Relief from arthritic joints and lower back pain is a common benefit for many people. Research has also shown infrared therapy to effectively manage all manner of muscular and skeletal aches and pains, and even improve posture.
One of the main reasons for this is its ability to dilate the capillaries in areas associated with pains, allowing oxygen-rich blood to bathe the area and flush away metabolic waste that builds up and contributes to the pain, soreness and stiffness, this also brings relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscles, so that they recover faster. Many people who have had trouble sleeping from pain and stress have found deep restful sleep through regular use.
Due to the deep penetrating heat from infrared, health professionals and Sports Medicine have used infrared lamps for many years to treat muscle and joint problems.
It is recommended not to use an infrared sauna for the first 48 hours of recuperation if your injury is a sprain type.