How can infrared saunas be used in conjunction with exercise and before and after work-outs?
A. According to research, light literally can alter basic biological functions. Studies indicate that radiant light produces a metabolic effect in the body similar to that of exercise. Lactic acid, a by-product of muscle metabolism that causes soreness and stiffness after strenuous exercise is significantly reduced after far infrared (or radiant) sauna therapy. And use of the sauna before exercise can also be beneficial as it helps increase blood circulation and acts as a “warm up” before activity.