Do Saunas Boost Immune Systems?

Many of the health benefits of infrared saunas are widely known but do saunas boost the immune system? Below, find out if a sauna is good for the immune system and how infrared saunas can help you to achieve a healthier lifestyle. 

Found—Space has been supplying top quality saunas to Australians since 2008, making us Australia’s longest-running infrared sauna company. We don’t just consider ourselves a sauna company though - we are passionate about helping our clients to improve their health and achieving their goals. We work with our clients and guide how best to use their sauna through ongoing support such as regular health web events and our online Found—Space support group. Is sauna good for immune system? Read on to find out!

Is Sauna Good For Immune System?

Regular sauna use has been shown to improve overall health given the many different benefits regular users experience. However, studies have shown that sauna bathing stimulated the immune system to a higher degree in the group of athletes compared to the untrained subjects. Therefore, saunas are a part of a healthy lifestyle, that includes regular exercise, and are good for the immune system.

A healthier you equals a better immune system. When using infrared saunas regularly, combined with other healthy habits like a good diet, good sleep and regular exercise, you’re helping your body to run at optimum. Infrared saunas create a cardiovascular workout on the body whilst removing heavy metals and toxins, cleansing your body - this, in turn, can help to boost your immune system.

When we’re run down, stressed, overweight, aren’t sleeping properly, these can all have a negative impact on our health, including our immune system. Let’s see how infrared saunas can help with all of these…. 

  • Increased immune system - Infrared saunas raise the core body temperature which has been shown to increase immune system function. Combined with cold therapy, changing the body temperature can also speed up metabolism and reduce inflammation, swelling and sore muscles.
  • Run-down and stressed  - Infrared saunas are a fantastic way to help you relax. Because infrared light heats the body directly, you can enjoy lower, much more comfortable temperatures so you can really just sit back and enjoy the experience. Couple that with a nice bit of light therapy using our Found—Space LED Colour Module and you’ll be super relaxed - a great way to end the day (see how red light can help you to relax below).
  • Weight - Infrared saunas create a cardiovascular workout on the body. Regular sauna users can see some fantastic results using their saunas to help boost their weight loss efforts. Infrared saunas can also activate Cytochrome C Oxidase and increase ATP which boosts energy so you can get the most out of your workouts too!
  • Sleep - Infrared saunas have been shown to activate the parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system is what makes us calm before bed and gets us ready for sleep. To promote even better sleep, use light therapy - red light helps to balance the circadian rhythm (which makes us relax). The frequency of red light is the last light we see in nature when the sun sets, which means our body naturally reacts by preparing for sleep. Red light also promotes the production of the sleep hormone melatonin. 

So, are saunas good for the immune system? They can be! 

Man relaxing in infrared sauna

Talk To The Experts About Whether Sauna Is Good For The Immune System

Our team is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the health benefits of using infrared saunas regularly. Call us on 1800 045 268 if you’d like to know if a sauna good for the immune system. And learn what other health benefits you can enjoy from using infrared saunas. Alternatively, fill out our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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