Only On WLOS.com | Turning up the heat on winter blues with far infrared saunas


    News 13's Rosie Woods tries a far infrared sauna at Still Point Wellness in Asheville. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

    Can you really sweat out the winter blues?

    Corey Costanzo, the co-owner of Still Point Wellness in Asheville, believes you can with the help of his far infrared sauna.

    "Somebody who is just down and depressed, and they don't have any energy," Costanzo explained. "This helps to stimulate the body's energy."

    Costanzo says the latest studies on far infrared sauna depression therapy have shown great benefits to patients suffering from depression, as well as mood imbalances.

    News 13's Rosie Woods tries a far infrared sauna at Still Point Wellness in Asheville. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

    Far infrared sauna therapy for depression has shown to boost the body's endorphins in a similar way as exercise, according to Costanzo.

    He went on to say that during an infrared sauna session, the body's muscles and tissues release stored up tension and stress, lifting your mood and leaving you in a positive, relaxed state.

    Experts say these kinds of saunas can also help with anxiety, boost your immune system, and even potentially help you lose weight.

    Costanzo said it works by allowing the far infrared rays, which are the healthiest rays from the sun, to bounce around in the reflective covering. They then penetrate through your body at a really fast rate.

    Check out News 13's Rosie Woods trying this sauna out for herself in the video above.

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