The deep heat that occurs during an IR sauna session helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries.
Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscle, so they recover faster.
The heat from the sauna also helps to reduce soreness on nerve endings and muscle spasms as muscle joints and fibers are heated.
Muscles relax most readily when tissues are warm, for greater flexibility and range of motion. IR heat helps to relieve muscle tension and thereby helping your body to make the most of its intended healing abilities.