Physical exercise can casue pain, which infrared sauna can help

Infrared Sauna and Pain Relief

In looking at infrared sauna benefits as a whole, the most common ones are known to be detoxification, weight loss, and relaxation. But what about pain relief? Can a sauna help ease the pain of certain medical conditions/issues?

The answer is absolutely, and we’re here to tell you why.

One of the top reasons why our customers end up purchasing one of our infrared saunas is due to the numerous health benefits that get awarded to your body. One of these benefits includes natural pain relief. We hear some amazing testimonials about our customers who are thriving due to incorporating an infrared sauna into their lives, and we invite you to experience the amazing results for yourself.

What kinds of pain can infrared sauna help with?

Our saunas are beneficial for those who are experiencing issues, including:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) & Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Other forms of chronic pain

Our saunas utilize a series of near, mid, and far-infrared waves that penetrate various levels of the skin, tissue, muscle, and bones. Each of the wavelengths targets different parts of the body, and each comes with its own unique health benefits.

Health Mate Sauna has been manufacturing infrared saunas longer than anyone in the world, so we can safely say that our products will make a difference in your life by using advanced natural pain relief methods.

Other conditions that an infrared sauna may assist with pain management:

  • Lupus
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Lyme disease
  • Depression
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Interstitial Cystitis
An individual painfully grabbing their right hand with their left hand due to poor circulation issues.

Pain Management Studies

Infrared saunas have proven to be an effective modality in order to help with pain relief from various medical conditions. However, if you are experiencing certain medical conditions and aren’t sure how you may react to sauna use, consult a medical professional prior to use.

Proper pain management, in large part, has a lot to do with which solutions you are introducing to your body. Here are some common medical conditions and issues that an infrared sauna has the potential to make an impactful difference on.

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) & Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that affects a wide variety of bodily systems.

According to

“Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues… Unlike the wear-and-tear damage of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity.”

Ankylosing Spondylitis, also called Bechterew’s disease, is another type of autoimmune disease that is more localized to the spine.

“Ankylosis” means fused bones or other hard tissue. “Spondylitis” means inflammation in your spinal bones or vertebrae. Severe cases can leave your spine hunched.

It’s been shown that over 1 million people in America have RA, and roughly 300,000 have AS.

How a Sauna Can Help

Evidence shows us that infrared sauna therapy can assist with minimizing pain and discomfort from RA & AS.

One study published in the National Library of Medicine showcases that “pain and stiffness decreased clinically, and improvements were statistically significant (p < 0.05 and p < 0.001 in RA and AS patients, respectively) during an IR session. Fatigue also decreased. Both RA and AS patients felt comfortable on average during and especially after treatment.

Taking part in regular infrared sauna sessions may be able to improve the quality of life by helping to minimize the pain from these medical conditions.

A man stretching in an infrared sauna

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Also known as Peripheral vascular disease, this circulatory condition is caused by the narrowing of the arteries which limit the amount of blood flow. In the case where blood flow and oxygen is limited to extremities including the legs, walking and moving around can deem very painful and difficult to accomplish.

How a Sauna Can Help

One study published by the American College of Cardiology found that “waon therapy (or soothing warm therapy) improved symptoms, status, and blood flow in patients with PAD.”

Evidence shows that individuals who take part in infrared sauna therapy were also able to walk farther distances and with less pain.

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Fibromyalgia, also known as fibrositis, is a neurologic issue that causes muscle pain throughout the entire body.

According to,

“symptoms often begin after an event, such as physical trauma, surgery, infection, or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event.”

How a Sauna Can Help

While there is currently no cure for fibromyalgia, one of the best ways to help minimize the pain, manage inflammation and alleviate symptoms is by utilizing the power of an infrared sauna.

An article published in the National Library of Medicine states says

“…there was a significant inverse association between the frequency of sauna bathing and the level of C-reactive protein…C-reactive protein is a leading blood marker of systemic inflammation.”

Additionally, there is another closely related inflammatory medical condition called chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). One other study shows that sauna therapy, for those experiencing CFS, “repeated thermal therapy may be a promising method for the treatment of CFS

How Health Mate Can Help Manage Your Pain

It’s proven that heat therapy is a natural pain reliever and can assist with pain management for a variety of medical conditions.

An important thing to keep in mind is that there are different kinds of heat you are subjecting your body to. Not all saunas are made the same. While any sauna can make you sweat, many manufacturers use heaters that heat to unsafe levels and have not been fully tested to ensure they are optimal for human use.

Health Mate infrared saunas utilize patented Tecoloy heaters deliver 360 degrees of dual wave heat with up to 40% deeper penetration, fastest to temperature heat time, all while emitting low EMF levels, and are being the safest in the industry.

When looking for effective pain management, look no further than Health Mate. Call or contact us online for more information.