Have Restless Leg Syndrome? Try an infrared sauna for relief

header_benefits_sauna_muscularskeletalHave you ever heard of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)? It’s a real condition, and it plagues plenty of Americans. Recent studies have shown that folks with Fibromyalgia may also suffer from RLS—up to 33% of Fibromyalgia patients experience RLS.

Characteristic feelings that someone with RLS will experience are throbbing, itchy or creeping sensations in the legs. These feelings cause and overwhelming urge to move your legs in hope of some temporary relief. Since the symptoms often manifest at night, it makes getting a restful night’s sleep quite difficult.

Some studies have found that leg massage and applying heat may help reduce RLS symptoms.  While there are some medications that have been developed to minimize the effects of RLS, why not consider a more natural approach to curb those feelings—an infrared sauna?

By using an infrared sauna about 45 minutes before bedtime, you’ll increase circulation to your legs while at the same time heating them up. Far better than a heating pad, infrared sauna therapy will actually penetrate the muscle tissue and thoroughly heat your legs. And, since infrared sauna use is excellent for releasing toxins from your body, that can also help relieve your nervous system and curb RLS symptoms.

If you’re one of the many who deal with RLS, it may be time to add a Finnleo Infrared Sauna to your home. With a wide array of sizes available, Oregon Hot Tub can help find the perfect sauna for your home. And, since a number of them plug into a standard household outlet, it’s easy for us to get you set up with your own infrared sauna therapy in no time!

 

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