Did you know sauna’s can be the ultimate holistic decongestant and detoxifier when you’re sick?

It’s finally happened. You’re loading up on Vitamin C, replacing that Vick’s Vapor filter in your humidifier with what energy you have left, and staring at the trash bin overflowing with Kleenex tissues.

We’ve all been there, and right now the cold and flu season is at it’s peak.

Did you know there’s an alternative to fighting the cold and flu that doesn’t require medication? The answer to these ailment often goes unnoticed, but it can be easily sought out by a trip to the sauna.

According to The New York Times, saunas are known recommendations to treat arthritis, asthma, chronic fatigue and more. What is it about saunas that eliminates even the nastiest ailments?

For starters, bacteria cannot survive high temperatures, therefore hindering reproduction of more cells and the ability to spread.

How does a sauna relieve symptoms?

Relax in the sauna for at least 30 minutes and your body’s internal army will have a frenzy. When your body temperature increases, the environment which houses virus cells and bacteria will become problematic for their existence. White blood cells and Natural Killer (NK) cells, a type of lymphocyte responsible for host-rejection functions, are triggered by the increased body temperature and seek out diseased cells to terminate.

Including trips to the sauna into your routine will reinforce your immune system and contribute to better relaxation, improved circulation, blood pressure stabilization and detoxification.

More importantly, you’ll be able to take a deep breath once you kick that cold!

What are you waiting for? Pull up that GPS app and locate your nearest infrared sauna. Your immune system will thank you!