"Sweating is one of the preferred ways to detox the body, loosen
the muscles, and find relief from exertion."
Are you an avid sports enthusiast? How about a professional athlete? Maybe just an amateur who likes your weekend golf game, a ski trip in the winter, or biking in the summer? What ever your level of participation in sport, you will find amazing benefits from using an infrared sauna, not only for recovery, but also for improving your overall health and performance. When an athlete works strenuously, over time lactic acid builds up in the muscles and tissues, there is a need to release this from the body, sweating is one of the preferred ways to detox the body, loosen the muscles, and find relief from exertion.
Many of us can recall high school athletes using saunas after games to loosen muscles; I particularly recall wrestlers using saunas to help them drop those last few pounds before weigh ins. Blackstone Saunas built traditional saunas in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Village as well as provided several infrared saunas to other participating athletes. Sauna use in any situation is best if moderated. Don’t over do or use the sauna to drop copious amounts of weight, but do use it to help you find better muscle tone and flexibility (Kuzmenko et al, 1991; Rehunen, 1998).