Submitted by Dr. Cory Hewko
If you are like most people in today’s fast paced world, you experience stress almost on a daily basis. Although there is good and bad stress that we deal with, both kinds of stress can pose many health related problems if not dealt with right away.
Early signs of stress include dizzy spells, anxiety, tension, sleeplessness, nervousness and muscle cramps. In the long run stress can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other cardiac risk factors such as addictions and obesity just to name a few.
The key to reducing the negative effects of stress is to engage in stress-reducing activities everyday. A few example include deep breathing techniques, meditation, yoga and exercise.
One of the most effective and therapeutic ways to reduce stress is to relax with Far Infrared Sauna Therapy (F.I.R.S.T.)
As a stress relief technique, a few minutes in the gentle warmth of a far infrared sauna reduces stress and fatigue by providing an overall massaging effect that relaxes knotted muscles and rebalances the body’s hormones through its effect on the autonomic nervous system. The far infrared sauna helps to reduce physical stress by boosting circulation and triggering the production of endorphins, the "feel good" hormones. This stress relief technique has a warm soothing effect and will provide an immediate benefit to tightened and knotted muscles, leaving you feeling refreshed and invigorated.