If you have ever spent time in a sauna at the gym after an intense workout, you probably know the immense relief it can provide. Wouldn't it be great to have one in your house? To use whenever you like and sweat it all out after a grueling workout or long day at work? Well yes, of course it would! Unfortunately, their high price tag alone is enough to make you break a sweat.
Well, that was true until recently. Enter: the BodyPro Sauna Blanket. Something to have and to hold in the comfort of your very own home… without the high price tag. If you’re thinking this might all be too good to be true, we are here to tell you that it absolutely isn’t. An infrared sauna blanket can offer all of the very real benefits of a typical sauna, without breaking the bank!
How Does an Infrared Sauna Blanket Work?
An Infrared Sauna Blanket looks a lot like a sleeping bag. You tuck yourself right into it, turn on the controller, set your temperature and time and voila - you’re ready to relax!
As for functionality, it works by using infrared heat to heat the inside of the blanket. Instead of heating the air and creating humidity like a typical sauna, it uses a dryer heat to raise your body’s internal temperature similar to the way your body reacts to a workout.
The BodyPro Infrared Sauna Blanket heats up to 167 degrees and can be used for up to 1 hour at a time.
What are the Benefits of an Infrared Sauna?
Now, if you’ve never found yourself sweating inside of an infrared sauna at the gym or spa, you might be wondering why anyone would want to subject themselves to 180+ degree heat for extended periods of time. The truth is, there is a long and very real list of potential benefits that both saunas and sauna blankets can provide.
Here are the benefits of using a sauna blanket:
1. Improve Circulation
Sauna blankets increase your heart rate, which then allows more blood to pump around your body. The effect of this is that your circulation may improve, especially in your hands and feet.
2. Improve Mood
Because the sauna blanket mimics a workout, that means that it also releases endorphins the way a workout would. In addition to making you feel better, it can also help to reduce stress and improve sleep.
3. Detoxify the Body
We all know that one of the best ways to detoxify the body is by sweating, so it should come as no surprise that the sweating caused by using the sauna blanket can help the body release excess toxins that can build up within the body.
4. Reduce Pain
An infrared sauna blanket can be extremely helpful in reducing pain and inflammation in the body. Be it regular aches and pains, or chronic pain issues, many people have found pain relief when using their sauna blanket.
5. Improve Muscle Recovery
Warming up your body following a workout help to relax your muscles and speed up recovery times. Since it helps to reduce inflammation and calm muscle soreness, you can expect to get back to the gym faster.
6. Improve Skin
Using a sauna blanket increases blood flow to the skin which can leave you feeling the extra glow. Additionally, sweating is a great way to open up your pores and release any build up which will leave you looking refreshed.
There is also some science backing up a sauna’s potential to increase elastin production in the skin which can help fight off wrinkles and help prevent premature signs of aging.
7. Weight Loss
There is still more research that needs to be done to determine if, in fact, using a sauna blanket regularly can lead to weight loss. However, there is some evidence stating that a single 60 minute session could burn up to 600 calories.
Whether or not the calorie-busting claims are true, you will notice you might feel a little more trim after a sauna session because you will have sweat out a significant amount of water. If you are constantly sweating out excess water weight, you should be left feeling lighter and possibly less bloated. Who doesn’t want that!
How Often Can I Use My Sauna Blanket?
While the BodyPro Infrared Sauna Blanket is safe for everyday use, you can experience the full benefits by using it 2-3 times a week.
We recommend starting with shorter sessions when you are first beginning use, working your way up to hour-long sessions.
The Best Infrared Sauna Blanket
If you are looking for the right infrared sauna blanket for you, you have come to the right place. The BodyPro Infrared Sauna Blanket offers all of the amazing benefits a typical infrared sauna can provide, from the comfort of your couch.
It comes with a simple to use controller that plugs right into the wall. With customizable temperature and time settings, you can choose the experience right for you.