It may not seem like sinus problems are the most dangerous thing in the world, but they can affect your body in ways beyond itchy eyes and a scratchy throat. But can a sauna really help with seasonal allergies? Intestinal issues, lingering headaches, and other nagging issues are just a few ways your health can suffer due to allergies. Unless you plan on locking yourself, alone, inside a sterile environment for the rest of your life, you may want to deal with your seasonal allergies in a comfortable, wholistic way.
Whether you live in the big city with its many different pollutants and tree variations, or in the country where there is a countless array of plant life, you may be dealing with some rather serious allergy symptoms. If you’re tired of sniffling, sneezing, coughing, and having a stuffy head, put down the medication and spend some quality time in a sauna. Will it really help? The evidence indicates that it definitely can.
Nasal Flow and Lung Function
The body’s autonomic nervous system can be treated by infrared sauna use. Your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems regulate numerous body functions including digestion, heart rate, and respiration. This is where the treatment of the sniffles, sneezes, and coughs comes in. Even short sauna treatments have shown a noticeable effect on those suffering seasonal allergies in the alleviation of their symptoms. Lung function and nasal flow increased appreciably by these treatments without a major investment of time from patients. They used the sauna as little as three days a week, 10 minutes per session. That’s only 30 minutes a week! So, if you’re considering all of your options to improve your allergy symptoms, a sauna should be at the top of your list.
Heat Sooths and Heals
A sauna can trigger perspiration and a quickened heart rate, much like light to moderate exercise. Whether you choose a traditional sauna with steamy moist air that can sooth your nasal cavities and lungs or an infrared sauna with penetrating heat that loosens mucus and sooths and comforts, both can deliver the detoxifying results you need to help ease the effects of allergens. Sauna therapy can also help promote healthy circulation and the relief of chronic inflammation.
Beside seasonal allergies, saunas have been found effective in the treatment of chronic issues like asthma and bronchitis. Again, these patients saw alleviation of their symptoms with minimal time spent and without any apparent side effects.
If you’ve had it with itchy eyes, a scratchy throat, constant sniffles, and annoying sneezes, consider treating yourself – and your loved ones – with a sauna. With incredible brands from The Pool People like the Pro 6 infrared sauna models, you can find powerful relief where you need it most. If you have questions about saunas or would like to see them in person, stop in one of our convenient locations in Steven’s Point, Rhinelander, or Schofield. We can help fit you to the perfect model to help with your seasonal allergies this year.
*Speak with your doctor or allergist before you make changes to your healthcare, including the use of a sauna for the treatment of seasonal allergies.