Shorter Days Affecting Your Mood? A Sauna Can Help

The days are getting shorter and shorter as we enter the winter months, especially here in New England. Many people experience depression, increased irritability, and lethargy during the darkest times of the year. If you experience any of these symptoms, an infrared sauna could help.

During a 2005 study at the Kagoshima University Hospital in Japan*, researchers studied patients experiencing appetite loss, fatigue and depression. They compared a group that underwent infrared sauna sessions to a control group, and found that the infrared sauna treatment patients enjoyed a statistically significant improvement. The study concluded that “these findings suggest that repeated thermal therapy may be useful for mildly depressed patients with appetite loss and subjective complaints.”

The benefits of sauna sessions are reported by many people that use them regularly. A sauna session can help relieve stress, relax muscles, reduce pain in muscles and joints, flush toxins from the body, cleanse your skin, improve circulation, and induce a deeper, more relaxing sleep. Not to mention a sauna creates a natural social haven for family and friends, refreshes the soul, and feels great!

Saunas are beneficial any time of year, but especially during these dark winter month, consider a Finnleo® infrared sauna to help boost your mood.

*Source: PubMed.gov

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