Health Mate® Therapy for All: Wheelchair Accessible Infrared Saunas
You can purchase infrared saunas from different manufacturers, but most of the saunas offer limited usage. When we say limited usage, we mean they are not disabled-friendly.
Luckily, Health Mate® does manufacture infrared sauna cabins for everyone.
Yes, they have disabled-friendly infrared sauna cabins. A wheelchair should not stop anyone from enjoying the infrared experience.
Health Mate®'s wheelchair friendly infrared sauna cabin can cater to a single adult size wheelchair.
Infrared sauna therapy is made easier for the disabled with this bigger, well thought out infrared sauna cabin!
Conditioning Infrared Sauna
The conditioning wheelchair-accessible infrared sauna model is a spacious and wheelchair accessible model, featuring total floor access and clear glass windows for greater visibility. Here are the specs:
60" W x 60" D x 72" H
2700 Watts/ 15 AM
9x Advanced Tecoloy OmniWave Heating Elements
Canadian Western Red Cedar Wood (Sustainable Forests)
LED Light 196 Diode
Mirrored Safety Glass (one way for privacy)
Interior Towel Bar
Easy-Click System (Assembly in 60 Minutes)
Touchscreen Control Panel (Internal and External)
Preheat Settings (Temperature Range: 18°C - 65°C)
7 Colour Light Chromatherapy
3 Pin UK Plug
Infrared Sauna Therapy
Infrared light is naturally produced by the sun. 'Sunbathing' has been popular for thousands of years for the health benefits it offers your body.
IR sauna therapy uses infrared heat and infrared light for you to experience total relaxation and all the therapeutic effects.
Infrared sauna therapy is the promotion of wound healing, pain relief, muscle relaxation, anti-inflammatory effects, detoxification, and more.
Learn more about the other therapeutic effects by clicking here.
The infrared light waves create invisible heat in your body. Infrared light is invisible to the naked eye and can penetrate 1-2 inches underneath human skin.
The physiologic changes you will experience during your sauna session are the same as the changes you will experience from exercising.
Physiologic changes include faster heart rate, sweating, increased nitric oxide, dilation of your blood cells, and of course calorie burning.
Although infrared therapy should not replace exercise, this therapy is very much useful for people with disabilities or those with physical limitations that hinder them from taking regular exercise.
Infrared Sauna and Physical Therapy
Before using your infrared sauna for your physical therapy, make sure to consult or visit your doctor beforehand.
Upon treating your health conditions or injuries, you will need an authoritative opinion from your health care provider before pursuing such treatment.
If you are suffering from any musculoskeletal pain, there are options to resolve the pain. The best way to use an infrared sauna is to incorporate it with physical therapy and exercise.
Infrared sauna therapy can help reduce muscle inflammation and swollen muscle tissue. Chronic inflammation can have a lot of long-term negative effects on the body.
Using an infrared sauna can also improve body posture.
Frequent infrared sauna therapy usage results in a positive effect on chronic pain, decreases symptoms of joint pain and arthritis, and you will feel more comfortable with your daily physical routine.
This is the most natural and safest way to treat illnesses because it’s a toxic-free and drug-free therapy.
Another way to improve your physical health with sauna therapy is with muscle recovery.
When you experience muscle soreness or have torn a muscle, a sauna can be used for all-natural muscle tissue recovery. In addition, as noted, you are able to benefit from natural pain relief through sauna therapy.
Belgian triathlete and founder of the foundation ‘To Walk Again’. Also the first wheelchair athlete to arrive at the finish of the Ironman of Hawaii. Marc refers to his Health Mate Sauna as his ‘Natural Pain Killer’.
Improve your physical health using infrared sauna therapy. If you are experiencing muscle soreness, infrared sauna therapy is effective for muscle tissue recovery.
Infrared saunas produce a fresh supply of oxygenated blood rich in nutrients. It alleviates hormone development, which is relevant for muscle recovery.
Alleviate the effects of your injury and illness and feel rejuvenated during and after your sauna sesh.
Sweat With Your Infrared Sauna
During the pandemic or even pre-COVID, even able-bodied people's lifestyles prevented them from working up a good sweat - not least due to gym closures.
Too tired to clean your house? No problem, there is a robotic vacuum. Too lazy to go grocery shopping? No problem. Just a tap on your phone, and your grocery will be on its way to your doorstep.
But, sweating plays an important role in keeping our body healthy. Sweating provides a multitude of vital health benefits.
Fight Off High Blood Pressure and Stroke
Infrared sauna therapy helps lessen the risk of obesity and artery disease. Sauna weight loss can help treat medical conditions like cardiovascular, respiratory problems and osteoarthritis.
It improves your impaired vascular endothelial cell function, which is beneficial if you are experiencing any type of coronary artery disease.
The infrared heat will open your capillaries resulting in better blood flow. Fifteen-minute infrared sauna therapy for 2 weeks can help improve the function of your endothelial cell lining the arteries by 40%.