Allergies Getting You Down? Infrared Sauna May Be Your Answer

Are you suffering from Austin allergies?  If so, you’re in good company. Fall is upon us and so is ragweed.  Many of us are searching for allergy relief via natural remedies.

Did you know that Austin is often rated in the top five places that are the worst for allergies?  That’s because Austinites have to endure not just one allergy season, like many other cities, but three distinct allergy seasons.  In fall, it’s ragweed, in winter we experience the infamous cedar fever, then spring brings on the oak, ash, elm and pecan allergens.  Some people also suffer from summertime grasses. Let’s not forget Austin’s ever-present, air-borne mold and dust allergens.

If you’re like many Austinites, right now you may be suffering with any or all of the following symptoms.

Runny nose

Sneezing, wheezing


Itchy, watery eyes



Facial pain


If you’re looking for a natural allergy treatment, there is good news. Several studies** have shown that spending time in an infrared sauna provides relief from chronic allergy symptoms. Infrared (IR) saunas provide a natural allergy treatment without the side effects of medication so you can include IR sauna use in conjunction with, or instead of, medications.

In addition to all the other wonderful benefits of infrared saunas, here’s how they provide relief during Austin’s allergy season(s).

  • Infrared saunas increase blood circulation and stimulate the sweat glands which helps to release built-up toxins, including allergens, in the body.

  • Infrared saunas have been shown to affect the autonomic nervous system by putting the body in a resting state, allowing the body to heal and restore itself.

  • Infrared sauna use increases body temperature which in turn strengthens and accelerates our immune response.

  • An enhanced immune system, combined with efficient elimination of toxins via intense sweating, can reduce allergy symptoms and increase overall health.

  • As a side benefit, the profuse sweating achieved after just a few minutes in a sauna carries off impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and clean. 

  • Expelling impurities along with increased blood circulation helps improve other skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and promotes faster wound healing as well as improved skin tone, elasticity and texture.

If you’re not already including infrared sauna as part of your regular routine for fitness and wellness, now is a good time to start.  Generator’s full-spectrum infrared sauna with chromotherapy is the best in Austin so come on down and we will get you feeling better today.  You’ll be so happy you did.

** Studies on infrared saunas and allergy relief can be found here, here, and here.

Dr. Jess Tranchina