Trapped in isolation, hopelessness resonates through every cell of your body as a cold rain falls from the blanket of impenetrable grey clouds above you. It has been days, maybe weeks since you have felt the warm nurturing sun upon your cheeks and not surprisingly your own mood becomes as grey as your surroundings.
As the days become shorter, the nights longer, and cold weather befalls the citizens of the northern hemisphere of our planet it is no wonder that states of seasonal depression grow among the people.
Neosauna broad spectrum infrared therapy opens the door to step out of states of seasonal depression back into joy, comfort, and warmth, without moving closer to the equator.
What is Seasonal Effective Disorder?
Norman E. Rosenthal officially used the expression: Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) along with his peers at the National Institute For Mental Health in 1984 to describe states of clinical depression experienced seasonally, typically affecting residents in the northern hemisphere where strong seasonal shifts occur both in temperature and exposure to sunlight.
Diminished exposure to sunlight creates chemical changes in the body and brain that is observed at a neurological level. Less sunlight leads to less absorption of vitamin D through the skin and eyes. Increased darkness has damaging effects on neurotransmitters in the brain impeding the release chemicals that allow us to feel happy, including serotonin. Further, the shortened days of winter interrupts the natural circadian rhythm of the body.
Science postulates several theories about the direct cause of S.A.D. (seasonal affective disorder) without providing any conclusive evidence. If, however, you have ever experienced short days, long nights, grey skies and cold whipping winds then you already know the devastating effects that plummeting temperatures have on your body and mind.
The Human Body and Nature
The vibrancy of warm summer days, blossoming flowers and green foliage ignite the resonance of joy within. With every inhalation, we pull in the beauty of our external environment and with every exhalation, we find the luminosity reflected back at us. As human beings, our external environment as a single operative organism inextricably encompasses us.
Citizens of the northern hemisphere head to work in the dark, sit inside office buildings or schools all day, returning home in the dark, with little to no sun exposure or the pleasures of outdoor recreation. Hence why the percentage of individuals suffering from seasonal depression is so high.
Thankfully, with Neosauna there is no need to become victim to the external fluctuation of seasons. You can bask in the warm glow of the broad spectrum infrared sauna during the coldest, greyest days of the year and inspire your spirit, heal your body and generate healthy brain chemistry while enjoying states of deep relaxation.
Elevate Your Mood With Increased Dopamine:
Saturate the body with heat from the inside out as you relax in your broad spectrum infrared Neosauna. While the heat alone is enjoyable, the broad spectrum infrared causes an increase in dopamine, the same hormone released during vigorous exercise. In as little as 15 minutes, a Neosauna session releases three times as much dopamine as a moderate run. Elevated levels of dopamine in the body are responsible for states of euphoria! Naturally, feelings of euphoria are a welcome change to anyone suffering from S.A.D.
A Natural High: The Endorphin Rush
Peaceful states of relaxation permeate the body during thermal therapy; additionally, as the body calms itself in the heat, beta-endorphins, a natural opioid, are released into the body’s chemical make-up. As endorphins flush through the body a natural ‘high’ is created. The increased endorphins in the body serve to counteract depression experienced in patients suffering from S.A.D. From despair to euphoric high in the midst of the winter blues is the perfect antidote to states of seasonal depression.
Ride the Joy Wave: Balance Serotonin Production
Emerge from the deep low of mid-winter blues with normalized serotonin production that occurs during and after your Neosauna session. Serotonin is often attributed to the body and brain’s ability to stabilize mood and create an internal atmosphere of joy, relaxation, and increased focus.
The shorter days and less exposure to sunlight stunt the release of serotonin in the body. Exposure to the broad spectrum infrared sauna balances and generates states of security, comfort, and satisfaction within.
A Gaze Inward
Introspective tendencies are heightened during the cold winter months. Many mammals hibernate while they wait for warmer weather. While full hibernation is not an option for people, the winter months provide an excellent opportunity to turn inward. Your time in the Neosauna will create a warm space where states of meditation are easily reached.
There is stillness and quietude during your sauna session, the body enters states of relaxation creating an optimal time to take an inner inventory of the landscape of your mind and body. While the 50 trillion cells that make up the human form open up with the exposure to increased heat, the brain becomes more available for re-programming at the sub-conscious level.
This is an excellent time to set goals and intentions for your life, consider playing hypnotic audios that foster the ability to manifest your desires while you treat yourself to a Neosauna session.
Step into the Neosauna, warm the body up from the inside out and foster the development of your emotional, mental and spiritual body, creating the life you deserve.
An Oasis From the Cold
Empower yourself to create the ideal space of warmth and light during the long cold winter months. While it is true we cannot control the external climate we can empower ourselves by creating a controlled internal climate through thermal therapy.
As the cold wind billows outside you can step inside your Neosauna for warmth, light, and sanctuary. Sink into the heat of the infrared sauna, sweat profusely and engage your cardiovascular system without exposure to the intimidating weather outside.
An oasis of warmth and light is paramount for anyone suffering from S.A.D. Without this safe harbor, it can feel as if we are thrust into the darkness of the winter without reprieve.
Recharge Your Soul: Cellular Regeneration
Increase cellular regeneration with broad spectrum infrared sauna therapy. Lack of exposure to natural sunlight in the winter months leads to vitamin D deficiency often thought to be the cause of S.A.D. Vitamin D is responsible for cellular regeneration. Neosauna’s infrared wavelengths also influence augmented cellular regeneration; this is an excellent antidote to vitamin D deficits in the body.
Just because the sun refuses to shine upon your beautiful face does not mean you have to suffer. Replenish, recharge and increase cellular regeneration every time you step into your Neosauna.
Reboot the Brain and Beat the Mid-Winter Blues
Augmented volumes of brain cells help to counteract some of the effects of depression, such as foggy thinking, indecisiveness and lack of focus. Thermal therapy as experienced in Neosauna is known to increase neurogenesis, the creation of new brain cells. For several hours after your sauna session, the brain will be operating at maximum capacity as it is filled with new neurons. Experience clarity of thought and creativity in the depths of winter.
Actualize Your Perfect Body
Love your body with regular Neosauna therapy. Regular thermal therapy increases lean muscle mass while simultaneously decreasing fatty tissue. Typical of depressed states is overeating and lethargy, while in the midst of depressive episodes it can be difficult to find the motivation to engage in exercise. Sitting in a warm sauna actually engages the cardiovascular system, stimulates circulation and provides all of the same benefits of vigorous exercise. There is no need to thrust oneself into exercise to reap the rewards.
After a few months of regular sauna therapy, the body will shed excess weight and you can step into the warm spring weather with your ideal body.
Freedom From S.A.D.
Seasonal Affective Disorder has the potential to be lethal; it is a serious condition for those who suffer from its compelling pull. There are, however, a variety of treatments available. Neosauna is a powerful and effective treatment for S.A.D. that capitalizes on the body’s own naturally occurring mechanisms to provide profound, all-encompassing healing. If you suffer from seasonal depression there is hope and a way out: Give yourself the gift of warmth, light, deep healing and step out of S.A.D into a joyous life.
*** Seasonal affective disorder is a medical condition. Please see a healthcare professional for full treatment advice. If suicidal thoughts are present please reach out for help immediately.