When I was first diagnosed with Lyme disease about a year ago, I learned a lot. I educated myself on the disease itself, as well as treatment, and believe me when I tell you that when I started exploring treatment options, I was scratching my head as I have never heard of some of the recommendations.
One of the most recommended forms of treatment was that provided by something called an infrared sauna. I’m not referring to a sauna available for use in a gym or a spa, because I can’t exactly simply install one of these massive fuckers in my house. I’m referring to a portable version, and yes, it looks as ridiculous as it sounds.
Infrared saunas are different from traditional ones in the sense that they heat the body in an internal manner, meaning they tend to force the body to sweat more drastically than it would in a regular sauna. When it comes to Lyme disease, this is a significant difference; infrared saunas enable the body to produce and expel a lot of sweat, which is detoxifying, and detoxification is crucial for people with Lyme.
In addition to promoting detoxification, infrared saunas are great for chronic fatigue, stress relief, joint pain, arthritis, muscle aches and pains, boosting the metabolism, weight loss, immune system support, helping with skin conditions, reducing cellulite, heart health and more. I find using my sauna to be rather relaxing, and it gives me a bit of a reset, if you will.
After using an infrared sauna, it is important to shower immediately after to rinse any toxins that may have been rid of your body off of your skin, but you must rinse with cold water. If you shower using warm water, your pores will open and all of the shit you sweat out will seep back into your skin, which sort of completely defeats the purpose of using an infrared sauna.
There ya have it, my friends.