Ward off Springtime Allergies With a Sauna
Are you one of the fifty million Americans who suffer from allergies? If you have seasonal allergies, you probably greet spring every year with a bit of dread. “When are my allergies going to hit?” you ask yourself. “I’ve got a busy week. Should I go ahead and take something?” There’s good news! If you have a sauna, you already have a leg up on dealing with your springtime allergies.
Allergies and the Immune System
A seasonal allergy attack can make you feel so sick. Ironically, it’s actually your immune system that sets off your allergic reaction. First, your immune system decides a harmless substance like pollen or dust is the enemy. Then it produces an overabundance of antibodies (called histamines) to attack. Your body tries to keep a harmful thing from hurting you. But, instead, your immune system actually makes you feel sick. That’s where the itchy eyes, sore throat, runny nose, wheezing, and other symptoms come in. But, take heart. There are precautions you can take so you can avoid and mitigate uncomfortable springtime allergies. And here’s more good news — it includes plenty of relaxing in your sauna!
Sauna Use and Seasonal Allergies
Interestingly, science has shown that infrared saunas can improve allergy symptoms! In one study, patients used infrared therapy every morning for seven days. The participants reported all their symptoms improved. This included stuffy nose, itchy nose and eyes, and sneezing.
Even more impressive, a study at the Khon Kaen University in Thailand showed that six weeks of regular infrared sauna use affected the body’s Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), which includes the immune system. In this study, participants reported improved symptoms. Researchers also noted that the overactive component of the ANS, which triggers allergy attacks, was lowered.
If you’re an allergy sufferer, try out this natural treatment to improve or even avoid allergy symptoms this spring! And thanks to Finnleo®, making time for a daily sauna session has never been easier. Finnleo saunas come in a range of sizes and prices to fit every need and budget. You can even get a plug-and-play model that works with your existing household outlets. If you’ve never experienced the health-boosting benefits of sauna bathing for yourself, visit a Maximum Comfort Pool and Spa showroom. Let us introduce you to a transformational Finnleo sauna.