Infrared or Dry Sauna for CrossFit Athletes?

May 25, 2022 by
Photo Credit: Restore Hyperwellness and Cryotherapy 

Heat has been used as a way to detox and de-stress for years, recorded as early as 2,000 BC, and the practice is only becoming more popular today. Particularly amongst athletes, sauna usage is a regular part of a balanced recovery protocol for many reasons ranging from substantial health benefits to building mental fortitude. 

Daniel Prince, the lead nurse at Restore Hyperwellness Watermark in Tempe, AZ believes a regular sauna visit is helpful for most people, not just elite athletes. 

“I think it’s great for everyone. If we’re focusing on the detox aspect of it, even if you have a super clean lifestyle, you’re still exposed to so many toxins in your environment and this is a nice, gentle way to get rid of some of those”, he said.

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