Drug-Free Pain Relief
Pain Relief Medication
Masks the Pain
While it can reduce inflammation, long term use has been shown to lead to liver damage with some pain-relief medications.
Sauna use can reduce inflammation, increase blood flow and stimulate the body's own healing.
A study showed both short term relief and a trend toward long-term improvement using an infrared sauna. "Pain and stiffness decreased clinically, and improvements were statistically significant.." (1)
A study on people with chronic pain found that far infrared sauna therapy is a "promising method for treatment of chronic pain." (2)
Study finds "Observational evidence supports the hypothesis that reduction in inflammation may be one of the pathways linking frequent sauna bathing with decreased risk of acute and chronic disease conditions." (3)
Microcirculation and nitric oxide found to be increased by far infrared in a study on rats. This may prove helpful to people with decreased circulation (ischemic disease) (4). Another study also found far infrared increased circulation and neural function in the feet of people with diabetes. (5)
Lower back pain reduced from a level 10 to a 3 using infrared - "The IR therapy unit used was demonstrated to be effective in reducing chronic low back pain, and no adverse effects were observed." (6) Another study concluded "Use of site-specific FIR therapy over a four-week period in the workplace was associated with significant clinical improvements in pain and quality of life for office workers with previously refractory low back pain." (7)
Man with excruciating phantom limb pain found dramatic improvement after far infrared therapy. After 1 month of therapy his pain went from level 9 to 4 and after 2 months down to an occasional level 1-2 of pain. (8)
We have many people reporting fast pain relief after using the Relax Sauna.
1. Infrared sauna in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. A pilot study showing good tolerance, short-term improvement of pain and stiffness, and a trend towards long-term beneficial effects