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Infrared Sauna

Carter Cardiometabolic Health and Wellness Center

Family Medicine Physicians & Obesity Medicine Specialists located in Cibolo, TX

Relaxing in an infrared sauna might be the holistic solution for weight loss and detoxification you’ve searched for. It’s a calming way to reduce stress and chronic disease risk factors. At Carter Cardiometabolic Health and Wellness Center in Cibolo, Texas, board-certified physician Stephen Carter, MD, and his experienced medical team use infrared saunas to reduce blood pressure, detoxify your body, enhance weight loss, and improve circulation. Call Carter Cardiometabolic Health and Wellness Center for an appointment today or use the online booking tool.

Infrared Sauna Q & A

What is an infrared sauna?

An infrared sauna creates heat within your body using light. While traditional saunas warm the air around you with heat, infrared saunas heat your body without affecting surrounding temperatures. Studies have found numerous health and wellness benefits associated with infrared saunas.

How do infrared saunas work?

Infrared saunas cause reactions in your body similar to the reactions created by moderate exercise. They cause your heart rate and sweating to increase. 

The benefit of infrared saunas over traditional saunas is they’re often easier to tolerate, as they produce the same results with lower surrounding air temperatures.

What are the benefits of infrared saunas?

Using infrared saunas can help you reap numerous health and wellness benefits. Examples include a lower risk or better management of:

  • High blood pressure
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Headaches
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chronic fatigue

Infrared saunas help improve blood circulation, detoxify your body, and aid in weight loss if you’re overweight or obese. They help you relax and reduce stress. There are no adverse side effects associated with infrared sauna use.

What should I expect during infrared sauna treatment?

You can reap the benefits of infrared sauna treatment in-office at Carter Cardiometabolic Health and Wellness Center. There are several things to consider before and during your session.

Make sure you drink plenty of water before, during, and after infrared sauna use to help prevent dehydration. When you’re in the sauna, try meditating, reading, listening to music, or relaxing in other ways. 

Dr. Carter lets you know which sauna temperature is right for you and the length of time you should stay in the sauna. Your total treatment time is 10-30 minutes. You might benefit from several infrared sauna treatments each week.

If you’re trying to lose weight, Dr. Carter may recommend nutritional and exercise counseling in addition to infrared sauna use to optimize your results.

When you’re ready for a relaxing way to detoxify your body, improve circulation, lower blood pressure, and drop excess weight, schedule an appointment with Carter Cardiometabolic Health and Wellness Center by phone or online today.