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Improved Endurance


Medical Sauna’s™ heat therapy gives more positive health benefits than any other sauna on the market. Another benefit that is continuously missed in the engineering of many saunas is the improvements in endurance. A Medical Sauna™ can increase your heat tolerance threshold, which keeps you from feeling fatigue during a workout for an improved, prolonged performance. Regular use of a Medical Sauna™ has the ability of bolster your heat tolerance threshold further than it has ever gone.

According to the Department of Human Physiology, University of Oregon, the application of heat can positively effect cardiac output and vascular shear stress, with a magnitude of effects similar to exercise, and can provide an alternative means of improving health. This is important because a Medical Sauna™ can be utilized by patients with low exercise tolerance and/or capabilities.

Medical Saunas™ are more than just saunas. They were designed to help heal your body. Because of all the doctors that came together to help make Medical Saunas™ possible, and the over 100+ years of combined experience they all provided, there are lots of medical benefits you will receive by using it daily.

Because Medical Saunas™ are based purely on documented studies, we have included the appropriate studies below with links for further research and verification.



Skeletal Muscle Growth – American Journal of Physiological

Clinical Study

Research:

Heat therapy has been shown to promote capillary growth in skeletal muscle and in the heart in several animal models. We evaluated the acute effect of lower body heating and unilateral thigh heating on the expression of angiogenic regulators and heat shock proteins in healthy young individuals.

Results:

Exposure to lower back heating increased core temperature and average leg skin temperature. In skeletal muscle, the change in mRNA expression from baseline of vascular endothelial growth factor, angiopoietin 2, chemokines CCL2 and CX3CL1, platelet factor-4, and several members of the HSP family was higher 30 min after the intervention in the individuals exposed to lower back heating. The findings suggest that both lower back heating and thigh heating increase the expression of factors associated with capillary growth in human skeletal muscle.

Link to Study

Kuhlenhoelter, Alisha M., Kyoungrae Kim, Dustin Neff, Yaohui Nie, A. Nicole Blaize, Brett J. Wong, Shihuan Kuang, Julianne Stout, Qifan Song, Timothy P. Gavin, and Bruno T. Roseguini. "Heat Therapy Promotes the Expression of Angiogenic Regulators in Human Skeletal Muscle." American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 311.2 (2016)


Microvascular Function – The Physiological Society

Clinical Study

Research:

Heat therapy increased flow-mediated dilatation, reduced arterial stiffness, reduced mean arterial and diastolic blood pressure, and reduced carotid intimae media thickness, with changes all on par or greater than what is typically observed in sedentary subjects with exercise training.

Results:

Results show for the first time that heat therapy has widespread and robust effects on vascular function, and as such, could be a viable treatment option for improving cardiovascular health in a variety of patient populations, particularly those with limited exercise tolerance and/or capabilities.

Link to Study

Brunt, Vienna E., Matthew J. Howard, Michael A. Francisco, Brett R. Ely, and Christopher T. Minson. "Passive Heat Therapy Improves Endothelial Function, Arterial Stiffness and Blood Pressure in Sedentary Humans." The Journal of Physiology 594.18 (2016)


Read more documented research about the benefits of Medical SaunasTM

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