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Arthritis affects over 300 million people worldwide. Arthritis is described as joint pain or a joint disease. The symptoms of this joint disease can be painful, inconvenient and even immobilizing and effects men, women, and children often worsening with age. There are numerous treatments being tried and tested to ease the pain of arthritis because it is a condition that has no ‘cure-all’ measure. One treatment is the use of Far Infrared saunas. They are becoming more and more popular because of their astonishing benefits. The benefits far infrared saunas have for symptoms of arthritis make it the best and most safe option for treating the condition.

Far infrared saunas use a light that cannot be seen by the human eye but is felt as heat to penetrate deep into your tissues. The light heats up to 2 inches deep into your skin tissues. The depth of heat stimulates the body’s cellular detoxification process. The far infrared lights enrich your tissues with oxygen augmenting your circulation and metabolism. The enhanced circulation may then also loosen mineral deposits from the joints. Far infrared saunas work by warming the body from the inside out. The body absorbs the infrared rays evenly making it a safe and ideal heat therapy option and causing no damage to the joint tissues. Tissues composed of a large amount of collagen become more flexible in increased temperatures. This process is what relieves the symptoms of arthritis, like joint pain, stiffness, fatigue, and stress.

Studies were done by Saxion University showing the incredible benefits of far infrared saunas for those suffering from arthritis. The people participating in the study reported less joint pain, increased mobility, less stiffness and less fatigue after 4 weeks of regular home sauna use. The use of saunas is also said to release endorphins in the body. Endorphins cause the person to have increased feelings of well-being. The study concluded that the use of saunas helped relieve symptoms short term and could have long-term benefits as well. Because the majority of benefits are short term it is important to make regular use of far infrared saunas in order to keep enjoying the effects.

An important result of the study done by Saxion University was finding there were no unfavorable effects of the short or long-term use of far infrared saunas. The use of far infrared saunas as arthritis treatment has given the affected an alternative to pain medication. For most people, avoiding physical activity is not an option. The average person depends on painkillers in order to keep up with day to day activities when suffering from arthritis pain. Regular use of pain medication can be harmful to the body and cause a long list of adverse side effects. Regular sauna use is a healthy way to ease the pain, stiffness, and fatigue caused by arthritis rather than masking it with pain medication.


Stiffness and joint pain relief can make a world of difference for someone suffering from arthritis. It makes daily chores and activities manageable and enables them to enjoy activities they might have given up on being able to do. People can enjoy physical activity without pain holding them back. That means getting off the sidelines and back in the game, being able to play with grandchildren, and being able to keep up at work.

These saunas are often very affordable. If purchasing your own is not an option there are multiple locations like spas and treatment centers that offer packages for use of Far Infrared Saunas.

There are an enormous amount of people suffering from arthritis pain and looking anywhere for relief. Regular visits to a far infrared sauna are a safe and healthy treatment option that can reduce need for pain medication and offer relief of arthritis symptoms. The properties of the light in these saunas have been proven to relieve pain, stiffness, and fatigue for many people. Far infrared saunas are ideal for many reasons. They are affordable, easy to use, have an incredible ability to relieve arthritis symptoms and they’re just plain relaxing to use.



It’s no secret that those in their elderly years are more prone to illness than younger people, and it’s also no secret that winter is a particularly dangerous time of the year for various illnesses and conditions.

Here are some health problems to watch out for if you have elderly loved ones…


You’ll quite often see people sniffling and sneezing during the winter months, but an annoying cold to most can be potentially lethal for older people. A good way to prevent colds is to wash your hands regularly as this will wash away most of the germs that can cause colds. Also keep surfaces clean as well as items such as towels, cups and glasses as these can easily pass the infection.


A lot of people claim to have the flu when, in fact, they only have a cold. If you have the flu then it will put them out of action for quite a while and they will likely be bed-ridden. Again, like colds, the flu is potentially fatal for the elderly and many die from it each year, particularly if they have underlying health issues. Free flu jabs are available from your GP for the most vulnerable groups of people which include the elderly.

Heart Attacks

Heart attacks can strike at any time of the year but are most common in winter, likely because the cold weather increases blood pressure and makes the heart work harder to maintain body temperature. The best advice to avoid heart attacks during the winter is to keep warm, both at home and when outdoors so that your heart doesn’t have to work as hard. Of course, a healthy lifestyle is also always important when it comes to heart issues.

Painful Joints and Arthritis

If you’ve had an injury or operation then you may well have noticed that it gets more painful during the cold weather. The cold can make joints stiff, so regular light exercise can help ease the pain. However, whilst joints may be more painful over the winter, there’s no evidence to suggest that the cold weather actually causes damage or makes the problem worse.

Poor Circulation

Poor circulation, also called Raynaud’s phenomenon, is something that affects a lot of people and is more prominent in winter. It is a problem caused by blood vessels going into spasm and can cause the fingers and toes to go white and become very painful. Wearing warm clothing can help keep those areas warm, but not smoking or drinking caffeine can also help.


Depression is a condition that is often overlooked but can be immensely debilitating. Poor health and loneliness can have a severe effect on mental health and it’s not something that is so easily diagnosed or treated. If you have elderly friends or family then the best advice is to simply ensure you visit regularly, check on their health and help sort health issues as soon as they arise. If this is something that is becoming a problem, then there are various care homes for the elderly at Extra Care and other such retirement villages where there are always people and trained staff at hand to help.