Balance The Heart & Blood With Salt + Infrared Sauna Therapy at Balanced Healing Salt + Sauna
Cardiovascular health is essential to everyday life. Even if you don’t feel like it, your heart needs regular care and maintenance in order to continue beating. In fact, the heart is one of the most important organs of the body because it keeps us alive! So, let’s look at what it means, how salt and infrared sauna therapies benefit cardiac patients in particular, and why everyone should add these simple yet effective routines into their lives.
It has been said that cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of deaths worldwide (both men and women). If you are reading this post, I am sure the mention of the word “cardiovascular” isn't foreign to you. You've probably heard the term in relation to heart attacks, strokes, and other types of health issues that impact people's lives. However, many people are unaware of what cardiovascular health is or what it means to have poor cardiovascular health.
The term “cardiovascular health” refers to the overall health of your heart, blood vessels and lungs. This includes:
-Blood pressure (how hard your blood pushes against the walls of your arteries)
-Cholesterol levels (how much fat is in your blood)
-Your body mass index (a measure of body fat based on height and weight)
Put simply, cardiovascular health is the ability of your heart and blood vessels to function properly. It's a complicated system, but the most important thing to remember is that your body needs oxygen-rich blood in order for cells to function properly. The heart pumps oxygenated blood throughout the body via arteries and capillaries where it delivers nutrients and removes waste products from cells. When you have cardiovascular health problems, your heart and blood vessels can't do their job properly. This can cause a wide range of symptoms, including chest pain (angina), shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (dyspnea), dizziness (syncope), fatigue, weakness, loss of muscle mass and memory problems. So, let’s take a look at how you can improve your own cardiovascular health and why this is so important.
Many people don’t realize that their heart is actually a muscle. And just like any other muscle in your body, it needs to be exercised in order to stay healthy and strong. You can now do this effortlessly in our Sunlighten infrared sauna. Our sauna uses patented infrared light wave technology to penetrate the body, penetrating the joints, muscles and tissues, warming you from the inside out, and increasing heart rate, circulation and blood flow. This replicates a cardiovascular workout termed "passive cardio." This process dilates blood vessels, which lowers blood pressure and increases the flow of blood to your heart. During infrared sauna use, blood flow may rise from 5-7 quarts/minute to up 13 quarts/minute—more than double the normal rate! By increasing circulation, oxygenation throughout your entire body improves. Oxygen is what your blood cells need in order to function properly, so increasing the amount of oxygen in your bloodstream can lead to improved heart health and energy levels. By increasing oxygenation levels through infrared sauna therapy, you’re able to eliminate toxins faster than ever before. These sauna sessions lower stress hormones and help you relax, also reducing your risk of developing high cholesterol. Infrared sauna therapy is effective in fighting pain and inflammation, boosting immunity, improving sleep quality and even helping people lose weight - all great things for improving heart health.
So, what about Halotherapy, or salt therapy, and how can this possibly improve cardiovascular health you ask? Salt is essential for the health of every cell in our body. It is a mineral that helps maintain fluid balance and electrolyte levels in the body which is vital for proper cardiovascular function. Salt therapy has also been shown to increase levels of nitric oxide in your blood.
Nitric oxide is a chemical naturally produced by the body to relax and widen blood vessels, which means it makes them more flexible and able to expand when needed. This is extremely important because if your blood vessels aren’t wide and flexible enough, blood pressure increases and the delivery of oxygen-rich blood to the tissues that need it most, including those around your heart, is decreased! So, salt therapy, like infrared sauna therapy, increases the amount of oxygen that reaches your heart, lungs and other organs. Another major benefit of salt therapy is that it helps to decrease inflammation. Inflammation is one of the main causes of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. This means that by using salt therapy you’re able to reduce your body’s levels of inflammation, which can have a massive effect on helping improve cardiovascular health. Salt therapy also helps encourage relaxation and decreases stress levels by providing you with a feeling of calmness and well-being. A study has even shown that salt therapy can improve brain function and reduce stress levels by up to 50%.
As you can see, with these simple, relaxing and rejuvenating infrared sauna and halotherapy modalities, you can effortlessly and effectively improve cardiovascular AND overall health. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can use infrared sauna therapy and halotherapy to improve your health, we encourage you to contact us today.