Can Infrared Saunas Fix My Sinus Problems?

Fall will soon be here, signaling the start of sniffle season. But do you really need to brace yourself for nose maladies, or could you head some symptoms off at the pass? We all would rather avoid the discomfort and downtime caused by stuffiness, sneezing, or worse, painful headaches. While diet and lifestyle have some play, we get asked, can infrared saunas fix sinus problems, alleviating symptoms? The answer is, yes. The best part is, you can enjoy sessions at home, safely and comfortably.

But first, let’s discuss these conditions and some of the causes.

Is It Allergies or Sinus Infection?

Whether seasonal or ongoing, allergies can be hard to get a handle on. At best they’re distracting but at their worst can become debilitating and cause a loss of productivity. Here we’re mostly discussing those that relate to sinus discomfort. Amazingly, allergies, or allergic rhinitis, are listed as the sixth most common chronic illness globally.

Allergies can stem from a variety of things, like pollen, mold, hay fever, pollutants, chemicals, and also food, the latter of which if left untreated can lead to other issues. One cause can be fungal overgrowth from a poor diet, typically too much sugar and other foods that cause bad bacteria to reproduce at high rates.  Sometimes allergies are unavoidable based on where you live and the environment in general.

You might experience allergic rhinitis and no other sinus issues. However, it’s common for symptoms to overlap. Rhinitis can also lead to sinusitis.

So, what’s the difference in symptoms between allergic rhinitis and sinusitis?

Itchy nose, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes are common with allergic rhinitis or allergies. Sinusitis symptoms can include nasal congestion, discolored nasal drainage, sinus pressure, headache, and fever.”

While allergies are typically treated with antihistamine medications and over-the-counter nasal sprays, sinus infections can be a little trickier. People are often confused about what causes sinusitis and more importantly, how to treat it.

“Viral sinusitis usually lasts less than 7 to 10 days and will resolve with supportive care. Antibiotics are not needed to treat viral sinusitis. Bacterial sinusitis typically lasts longer than 10 days and may present with persistent fever. Bacterial sinusitis is usually treated with antibiotics.”

In general, inflammation is the root cause of each malady, and that’s where infrared comes in.

Infrared’s Role in Allergy and Sinus Relief

It might seem counterintuitive that an infrared sauna can help fix sinus and allergy problems since it’s an intensely warm, enclosed area. Infrared in particular has its benefits, though. Infrared therapy actually enhances our immune response, which is responsible for how our body fights anything foreign to our body, even airborne attacks. This includes reducing inflammation.

Our autonomic nervous system is affected by allergens, including those that assault our sinuses. Not coincidentally “the immune system interacts directly within brain regions that regulate autonomic function.”  While far infrared is particularly beneficial for building our immune response, the near-infrared treatment showed positive results in treating rhinitis as well. Near-infrared, or red light, is part of the chromotherapy feature in a number of Health Mate saunas.

Another study conducted with thirty-one patients of varying ages showed significant improvement in allergy symptoms over the course of just a week after infrared treatment. What’s especially significant about Infrared therapy is it produces no side effects, something commonly experienced with medications for the same issues.

A slightly smaller but longer study was conducted to learn if infrared could reduce the frequency of the common cold, and again, it proved helpful. Not only was the occurrence reduced, but those who did experience a cold reported quicker recovery.

You can gain an advantage by taking sauna bathing seriously and treating it like you would any other health regimen. Our immune system responds positively to intense heat.

To learn more about sauna benefits and how infrared saunas can help fix sinus problems, or to get started with your own infrared therapy at home, speak with our sauna specialists. You could be avoiding the worst of cold or allergy season simply by incorporating sauna bathing as part of your daily health routine.

To Your Good Health – Saunas that Heal

“To your health!” alongside “Cheers,”–the words that people are most likely to say at a toast. Of course, as of this time of this writing (holidays) many of the drinks we toast each other with aren’t always the healthiest. There’s nothing wrong with that; it is the holidays, ll, one of the most celebrated times of the year. But, once the holidays end, many of us could be looking to return to healthier habits. We have one other reason to toast: To Your Good Health–saunas that heal, from Health Mate. 

Saunas for Daily Pain Relief 

Perhaps the most common reason that someone steps into a sauna are for pain relief. That makes a lot of sense since many of us feel sore, achy, and maybe just beat around the holidays. Or, it could be from a long day at work, a tough workout, or poor sleep. This is where infrared saunas truly shine. Even after a short time in our saunas, the patented Tecoloy heaters can help you to feel more ahh and less ack. 

For Advanced Pain Relief 

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Our saunas have been shown to help improve many aspects of health, including chronic pain. Over the years, we’ve had so many customers share about improvements and relif from fibromyalgia, arthritis, and muscle cramps. Chronic fatigue syndrome, while something that probably won’t disappear can be manageable. Spending time in a sauna each day gives your body an opportunity to heal so you can feel better for hours after. 

For Your Good Health: Saunas Throughout the Year 

As this is written in December heading into January, it’s cold in many parts of North America. Sure, there are plenty of places that aren’t exactly experiencing record amounts of snowfall right now, but just about everywhere is colder during this period than it would be throughout the rest of the year. These saunas not only help with pain relief, but they can also provide relief from the cold. If you’re spending lots of time in the chilly outdoors, even if “lots of time” is walking to and from your car or office, then spending time in a hot, personal sauna could be the perfect way to end your day. See everything that our saunas can do for you by heading to our site or calling (877) 595-3221.

How to Choose Between the Many Health Mate Saunas

While they might not seem like everyone’s cup of tea, just about everyone can benefit from a good session in an infrared sauna. After all, they are a great way to relieve yourself from the stress of daily life. Sitting in a warm, relaxing space definitely allows you to keep stressors and outside influences away for a while. In a sauna, you get to avoid your own phone, work, and responsibilities (at least for a while). But how to choose between the many Health Mate saunas available? Take into consideration the following factors:

Manageable Temperature Control

The main reason for a lot of people to avoid saunas is their tolerance for heat. After all, they can get quite hot for some people, mostly because of two factors: humidity and the control over the temperature. The inherent humidity of steam saunas drives the heat up, which makes it hard for certain people to sit in them for extended periods of time, or at it least for enough time to reap the health benefits of the activity. The lack of a precise temperature control system also presents a challenge for those who have these issues and would like to experience it at a slightly lower temperature. The good thing about the infrared heat ones is that they allow the users to feel more comfortable.


Proven Health Benefits

It is always good to take a look at the proven health benefits behind each sauna. Infrareds have been shown to provide natural pain relief. Their patented Tecoloy heating technology can provide relief from arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain conditions, sports injuries, chronic fatigue syndrome, and similar conditions. Additionally, they can also help fight back against cellulite, as well as joint pain caused by aging. Lastly, it can provide support to the natural immune system, allowing you to be healthier in general and prevent you from getting sick as often as possible.

Convenience and No Added Stressors

Health Mate Infrared Saunas are the best saunas in the USAThe other issue most people find with a personal sauna is convenience. More often than not it’s necessary to look for a gym or club in order to use one for a while. Having a personal unit at home can keep that from being a problem. Not only does it give you a sense of convenience by providing you with your personal good health sauna environment. It also eliminates the stress of having to attend a sauna in a public space and share it with people you don’t know. In your own personal sauna, you don’t have to deal with others’ nudity, nor do you have to share the space with anyone else.

Find Variety and Quality in Saunas at Health Mate

At Health Mate, we want you to gain easy, affordable access to high-quality saunas that use reliable technology with tangible effects. You can browse through the infrared models outlined on our website in order to learn more about how they can help you live a healthier lifestyle. Convenient, advanced, and helpful, Health Mate products can provide you with the experience you’ve been looking for.

2 Person Sauna: The Best Place to Be

Of all the different kinds of saunas that we offer, one of the most popular is the 2 person sauna. It’s easy to see why: these saunas can improve your health and they can improve your life as well. A sauna for two people can be a unique bonding experience, it can be a great way to connect, all while getting in a number of health benefits, too. At Health Mate Saunas, we have several saunas available for two or more people.

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2 Person Sauna: Relax and Catch Up

With our modern, busy, hectic schedules, not everyone has time to sit down at the dinner table together anymore. Sitting down with your beloved at the dinner table every night just isn’t something that happens all that much anymore. However, you still want to see them, to be able to talk about your day in a safe and welcoming environment. That’s exactly what our saunas can be. You can sit in them with the person you love and just relax. There’s no pressure. There’s literally nothing to worry about whatsoever. Imagine sitting by the person you love in a warm environment, letting the day’s worries literally evaporate all around you. That’s what these saunas can provide.

Big, but Not too Big

A sauna for two people might be larger than you think, but that doesn’t mean that it’s so big it’s in the way. These saunas are perfect for couples and growing families. You can put them in the corner of a room. You can put them in a basement. In fact, you can even put them outside in the yard. Our saunas can fit into the nooks and crannies of your life, literally. Instead of having to clear space for these saunas, they can fit very naturally into your home.

Sauna for Him, Sauna for Her

Many of our customers who are happiest with their saunas for two don’t even use it all that often with the other person. What they appreciate the most is how they can use their saunas whenever they want, regardless of whether it’s at the same time that their partner does. We can’t tell you how many couples we’ve had reach out to us and say how they loved that they could get into their sauna in the morning before work, while their beloved enjoys getting into the sauna just before bed. While our saunas for two are absolutely perfect for couples, they’re plenty cozy for one as well.

Great Saunas, Greater Connections

As busy as we all get, it can be difficult to find that time to just sit and talk to the person you care about most. Even if you do everything you can to stay in touch with them throughout the day, there’s nothing like talking to them face to face, person to person, in private. That’s just one more benefit of these saunas. To see everything that they can do for you, just give us a call at (877) 595-3221.