Lowered Blood Pressure

Managing blood pressure can be difficult even with medication, a balanced diet, and healthy exercise. Infrared sauna has been shown to help achieve lowered blood pressure and improve overall vascular health.

Can Infrared Sauna Lower Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common medical condition where blood is flowing throughout the body and blood vessels at a greater force than normal. This puts added stress on the heart and can cause damage to the arteries if not resolved.

Nearly 50% of adults living in the United States have high blood pressure, which is “defined as a systolic blood pressure ≥ 130 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure ≥ 80 mm Hg or are taking medication for hypertension.”

In some cases, people with high blood pressure don’t feel any symptoms at all. That’s why it is considered the “silent killer”. Those who do report symptoms notice one or more of the following:

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Balance Problems
  • Headaches
  • Nose bleeds

The good news is that incorporating an infrared sauna into your health regimen is a viable way to combat high blood pressure. As with any medical alternative, you should check with your doctor to see if infrared sauna therapy is right for you.

An older woman relaxing in an infrared sauna while blotting her face with a soft towel.

How Health Mate Infrared Saunas Can Help With Blood Pressure

Saunas have been around for thousands of years, but only in the past century have we truly studied the health benefits and influence on certain medical conditions.

One 2009 study from the University of British Columbia states that although limited, there is “moderate evidence supporting far-infrared sauna (FIRS) efficacy in normalizing blood pressure and treating congestive heart failure”. 

Additionally, another 2018 review in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings finds evidence that infrared sauna use is linked to positive results and health benefits including reduction of high blood pressure.

Health Mate infrared saunas are in a league of their own when it comes to aiding in health benefits, including lowering blood pressure.

Our ultra low EMF sauna heaters provide a safe and effective way to heat up the body from the inside out. When the body warms up, it activates the natural cooling system and starts to sweat. Sweating helps increase heart rate, which then increases blood circulation.

In particular, our full-spectrum saunas provide the host of benefits from each type of wavelength—near-, mid-, and far-infrared. See our entire line here.