Victory Concept. Playful african guy jumping up and down, clenching his fist, isolated on yellow studio wall

Getting hot can help keep you positive.

We have all had days like this. Nothing feels right, nothing goes right, some people can be a little more annoying than usual, and it doesn’t matter how hard people around us try, we’re just stuck in a bad mood. That dark cloud stays over your head even though the skies are clear and the sun is shining bright.

There are various ways to help enhance your mood. You could exercise, take a warm bath or shower, or try to meditate. There is another way that you may not have considered but once you try it, you will be sure to enjoy it. That method is sitting in an infrared sauna.

Why It Helps Your Mood

Aside from the immediate benefits like sweating, reducing blood pressure, relaxation, and burning calories due to the increase in body temperature, infrared sauna technology can help you elevate your mood. This is because of two benefits that sitting in these booths offer. Sitting in saunas in general have been shown to help decrease anxiety, anger, dejection, fatigue, and confusion. So why is using infrared saunas even better? Aside from those reasons, two other factors to consider are both naturally produced in the body and can be improved with using the infrared versions.

Dopamine – Dopamine is a neurotransmitter. It’s naturally produced in your body and it’s used by your nervous system to relay messages from nerve cell to nerve cell. It also plays a major role in how we feel pleasure.

Dopamine can be elevated thanks to heat. Thanks to the heat coming from the lights of the infrared sauna, you can feel that heat directly within your body. The result will be faster rejuvenation of dopamine levels and ultimately, an improved mood.

Serotonin – Serotonin is also an important factor to consider. Serotonin is a chemical that is produced by the nerve cells and is found throughout both the nervous and digestive systems. Among the most relevant tasks that serotonin is responsible for is the reduction of depression and the regulation of anxiety.

The infrared lights that are in the saunas could penetrate the skin and cause an overall feeling of warmth. This warm sensation can encourage the natural production of serotonin which can lead to a more positive thought process. In short, you’ll start feeling emotionally better, sooner.

Other Factors

Aside from those benefits, infrared saunas can start helping you feel improvements physically. Improvements like detoxing, muscle soreness relief, joint pain relief, and decreases in blood pressure can all translate to an improved feeling mentally as well as physically.

Start Feeling Better Sooner

Are you having a bad day? Are you feeling down? Would you like to elevate your mood and start feeling better overall again? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then it appears you could benefit from an infrared sauna session. Contact the IV Lounge right now and set up your first appointment so you can feel the heat and start feeling better.