By: Joshua Terzo
It’s Fibromyalgia Awareness Month!
Fibromyalgia is a debilitating chronic illness that affects the entire body. It causes painfully sore joints, tendons and muscles, and also triggers fatigue, stiffness, insomnia and headaches. Individuals who suffer from this disease are searching for relief from these symptoms, including in non-pharmaceutical ways. One of the most popular alternatives is regular use of infrared sauna therapy.
“For centuries healthcare providers have used topical heat to relieve minor aches and pains, but today we are just beginning to understand the full range of therapeutic benefits that heat offers,” said pain expert Peter Vicente, Ph.D., past president of the American Pain Society and Clinical Health Psychologist. “Through new clinical research, we have found that heat activates complex neurological, vascular and metabolic mechanisms to mediate the transmission of pain signals and effectively provide relief for a variety of pain conditions.” Infrared heat from Glow’s saunas can do just that!
A benefit of infrared therapy is the improvement of heart health. The heat from the infrared aids in raising the heart rate to cool the body off, which sends more blood to your cells. This improved circulation helps relieve the inflammation and stiff joints that is associated with fibromyalgia. The heat also relieves tension in the body, dissipating headaches.
If you are a chronic pain sufferer or know someone who is, come in to Glow Sauna Studios and relieve your symptoms! If you are looking for local support or treatment, please reach out to any of these associations listed below.