We are big fans of saunas here at ele and in particular an infrared sauna, anything that helps us relax, detoxify and take some time out is great in our books! And with the reported benefits of an infrared sauna being everything from detoxifying, lowering blood pressure, burning fat and helping with sleep, the opportunity to do this at home sounds pretty interesting us.
Regular infrared saunas session come in at about $45 a session. To put this into perspective that’s $7k per year, if you go 3 times a week! The clever team at MiHIGH have designed an infrared sauna blanket using the exact same technology as an infrared sauna, that can be used at home.
Founders of MihIGH, Ed Hodge and Wyatt Westmoreland have shared some benefits of using an infrared sauna below (one being that you can burn up to 600 calories in one session – you can literally lose weight without even putting on your workout gear).
The MiHIGH Sauna Blanket can burn up to 600 calories in just one 45 minute session. This may sound too good to be true, however it is possible when you’re doing a sauna session. It comes down to an increased heart rate, as the blanket heats up your body, your heart rate and blood flow also increases. The consistent increase in your heart rate is equivalent to the same physical benefits as going for a 30 minute run.
If you’ve had a long day at the office, or just looking to switch off from the world for a while, or feeling a little overwhelmed, then a sauna session is the best way to help release endorphins, otherwise known as ‘feel good hormones’. If you’d like to become more mindful and centered, then try adding in meditation while in the blanket or listening to calming music. You’ll come out feeling like you can relaxed, focused and you’ll also have a great night’s sleep.
As we approach the silly season, what better time to invest in a sauna blanket then now. If you’re looking to flush out toxins after a big weekend, then the best thing to do is, jump into an infrared sauna to sweat out all the nasties from your body. Infrared heat penetrates skin more efficiently than regular heat, meaning your body is able to flush out any toxins that wouldn’t usually get released in a regular sauna. Not only this, but when you’re detoxifying your body in the blanket, it also opens up your pores, cleaning and also glowing your skin. The combination of flushing out toxins, increasing heart rate, pumping blood around the body and reducing soreness from any injuries you have is also another benefit, which is why they are also popular with so many athletes.
The blanket is controlled by a handheld device that switches the blanket on and off and MiHIGH recommends using the device two to three times a week. It’s a little like a sleeping bag that can get in to and simply relax!
The temperature setting ranges from 25 to 80 degrees celsius and MiHIGH recommends starting between 50-60 degrees celsius and working up from there. The blanket itself is completely waterproof, so you can simply wipe away sweat after use.
The MiHIGH Infrared Sauna Blanket retails for $649. You can pre-order your blankie on their website.
As with all health and wellness treatments, we recommend doing your research and seeking your doctor’s opinion before starting a new regime.
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