Can Infrared Saunas Help With Rheumatoid Arthritis?

If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, you already know the stiffness and pain that accompany this disease. Even daily tasks can feel overwhelming when you struggle with chronic pain and joint inflammation. Typical treatment of this disease involves aggressive pharmaceutical approaches that can make you feel even worse. Yet taking medications was all patients could do to help reduce joint swelling and pain — until now. 

Research has proven that infrared sauna therapy can assist people with a wide range of degenerative diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis. Even better, you can get pain relief and ease the signs and symptoms without the need for strong medications. After all, pharmaceutical interventions like corticosteroids are problematic and can lead to a host of other illnesses and side effects, including weight gain and liver damage. With infrared sauna therapy, you can reclaim your life and help ease the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. 

How Does Infrared Sauna Work?

Approximately 1.5 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, with most cases occurring in women between the ages of 30 and 60 years of age. While the cause of the condition is unknown, genetics and chronic stress can increase the likelihood of suffering from this disease. 

Individuals who live with this autoimmune disease must find ways to manage their pain and inflammation, while still living an active life. Fortunately, infrared sauna therapy can help. 

An infrared sauna is different from a traditional sauna. It provides gentle and soothing heat that enhances the body’s overhaul health and improves circulation. This can result in pain relief, as well as the reduction of inflammation. The heat of an infrared sauna also helps detoxify the body safely, which can have a profound effect on the immune system and on fighting degenerative diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. 

Numerous studies have shown that rheumatoid arthritis offers patients a low-risk protocol with proven efficacy in down regulating the production of inflammatory markers. This decrease in inflammatory markers results in a decrease of synovial joint degradation. 

One of those studies was published in 2009. Researchers found that 30 minute infrared sauna therapy sessions twice a week resulted in significant benefits to rheumatoid arthritis sufferer, including:

  • Pain and stiffness reduced both during and after infrared sauna therapy 
  • Mood and comfort improved
  • 59 percent reported feeling very comfortable after a treatment

Even better, this treatment has proven to be highly successful in elongated states of remission! 

Infrared Sauna Therapy in Your Home

At Oasis Saunas, we offer affordable infrared sauna therapy you can use in your own home. Integrating infrared sauna therapy into your daily routine can have numerous benefits including weight loss, pain management, and a reduction in inflammation. Learn how we can help you achieve therapeutic goals quickly and efficiently. Contact us to get started with infrared sauna therapy today! 

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