Stress has a huge role in weight gain and weight loss. One of the largest comments about IR therapy is that it helps people feel more relaxed and less stressed. According to Womens Health Magazine, IR saunas (and therapy in total) “might make some people feel better—and therefore lead to weight loss.“
Additionally, in one study published in Springerplus, researchers found that infrared saunas (which emit IR light waves for heat) improved exercise recovery.
If your workout leaves you with two days of limp-inducing soreness, sitting in a sauna might help you get back to the gym sooner!