Sure, you’ve started to see infrared blankets pop up all over your Instagram feed, but do they actually provide health and wellness benefits? Is wrapping yourself like a burrito in this sweat chamber of a blanket really worth it? Is all the celebrity hype on infrared blankets the real deal? The short answer is, yes. We did the research for you and broke down the key benefits of using an infrared blanket:
Infrared blankets actually provide several of the same benefits that an infrared sauna does. An infrared blanket is essentially an infrared sauna, but without the walls and room surrounding you. Instead, it’s an easily packable and transportable blanket that you plug into an outlet to heat up. Simple enough, right?
As you can tell from the names, both infrared saunas and infrared sauna blankets heat your internal core body temperature vs a traditional sauna that just heats the room that surrounds you. This means that you can stay in an infrared blanket or infrared sauna for longer periods of time because they don’t require as high a temperature as traditional saunas do.
The biggest benefit we see with using an infrared blanket vs a sauna is the portability. If you don’t have the space at home for an infrared sauna (or steam shower) or don’t want to shell out the big bucks for a trip to the day spa, then an infrared blanket is the one for you.
Want to experience the health benefits of infrared but you are traveling around Europe for the next 3 weeks or taking a road trip down the PCH? No problem! The infrared blanket can easily be checked in at the airport or fit right in your car. Just plug and play (or sweat) once you get to your destination!
Besides being able to take your new cozy wellness buddy around the world with you, what are the health benefits of an infrared sauna blanket you ask?
Perspiring (ie. sweating profusely) is a naturally detoxifying activity that eliminates all of the harmful chemicals and toxins that build up in our bodies from simply living. Infrared waves penetrate deeply into your body and expels all the bad stuff that you wouldn’t want hanging around in your...insides. Instead of going on a run in hopes to detox, infrared blankets ensure maximum efficiency with the toxin removals by heating your core body temperature far more than any other aerobic exercise can.
2. Weight Loss
Weight Loss Promotion: Infrared rays deeply penetrate the body, increasing metabolic rate, and help burn off anywhere from 200 to 600 calories in one half-hour session! That’s right...you can lay in the blanket, watch your favorite episode of friends, and burn stubborn fat at the same time! (woahhhh, technology).
3. Immune System & Longevity Boost
Immunity Boost: Through toxin elimination, increased white blood cell production, and cellular energy creation, the immune system is strengthened and antibodies against germs and disease are significantly stimulated by using an infrared blanket. Regular far infrared sauna blanket therapy also has the potential to significantly increase longevity and quality of life through decreasing inflammation and oxidative damage. When your body’s core temperature is heated via an infrared blanket, heat shock proteins are stimulated which in turn boosts your body’s immune system response. Joe Rogan is a huge fan of sauna use for this reason alone!
4. Pain Relief
Chronic Pain Treatment: In addition to increased flexibility and range of motion and decreased joint stiffness and inflammation, a Japanese study showed that chronic pain patients experienced a significant reduction in pain levels (nearly 70%). Infrared sauna use is also known to treat sports injuries, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, arthritis and other acute pain conditions.
5. Better Mood & Sleep
Sauna use helps moderate your body's level of cortisol, the primary stress hormone. In one published study, participants that had just one infrared sauna treatment reduced their symptoms of depression by about 50%. Using an infrared sauna blanket can also drastically improve your quality of sleep and the ability to fall asleep faster. Not only that, using an infrared sauna blanket you also receive a rush of dopamine and endorphins, which feels very similar to completing a long run or exhaustive workout! Long story short, infrared sauna blankets make you happy!
With substantial health benefits packed into a small package, an infrared sauna blanket is a great addition to your wellness routine.
An infrared sauna blanket can be used every single day at whatever time you choose, does not require much electrical power, and fully heats within 5-10 mins!
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