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  • Writer's pictureCorinne Shields

Why use an Infrared Sauna?

Whenever I post that I use my Sauna Blanket on social media, I get so many questions so I thought I'd put it all in a blog post! My body became chronically inflamed and it was only through gut health that I learned how ongoing health issues are often linked with systemic chronic inflammation. This was something I was never given advice on going through our UK Conventional Medical System - unfortunately it seems to be a common occurrence and I get lots of messages from you to say you're going through the same :( In my 6.5 years experience living with chronic pain and not really getting many answers from the doctors, I come to the conclusion that often the system doesn't work because there's just so much they don't know! Nutrition was my biggest breakthrough and people are shocked when they hear that Nutrition isn't a big topic in medical school. I really feel this needs attention as the majority of disease develops from lifestyle and nutrition choices that we have the power to change but that's a discussion for another day.

For once I'm not talking about Nutrition (haha!) and the more I've been on the quest to heal the pain in my body, the more I've uncovered information about the way we need to look after our bodies holistically and also the crazy amount of toxins we are up against in this day and age. Toxins may be something that our current Conventional Medical System here in the UK doesn't really recognise or acknowledge but that doesn't mean they don't exist and shouldn't be taken seriously, especially when you're dealing with something chronic. I have turned towards Functional Medicine Doctors in the US for more information when I didn't get answers here. The USA has the highest rates of chronic illness in the world and they ban the least chemicals from their foods / beauty + skincare products - coincidence?

So how does a Sauna Blanket fit into all this? People assume it's all just about sweat but here are some reasons why you might want to include this into your inflammation reducing routine [lovingly shared from Tim Biohacker]:

  • It reduces pain & inflammation

  • Improves heart health

  • Boosts your mood

  • Strengthens immunity

  • Excretes toxins via sweat

  • Helps exercise performance

  • Lowers Dementia risk

  • Increases insulin sensitivity

  • Improves recovery

With any chronic condition, there can often be a back up in the lymphatic system. This is the system in your body that helps to get rid of waste + toxins, it's part of your immune system. It's functions include protecting your body from illness-causing invaders, maintaining body fluid levels, absorbing digestive tract fats and removing cellular waste. Sweating helps to drain the lymphatic system so a sauna blanket can be an absolute gem of an add on to any healing routine. I am for 3-4 sessions a week for 30 minutes at a time. The brand you've seen me all using is MiHigh and if you're interested to get a blanket, I have a discount code you can use - CORINNE30 at check out. If you do go ahead and use that code, I'll earn a commission on the sale (thank you in advance). As always reach out to me on Instagram or send me a msg here if you have any questions. I love to hear from you. BIG smooches and happy sweating,

Corinne x

p.s. there's a piccy of me looking so sexy in mine

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