AN INFRARED SAUNA BLANKET SEEMS NUTS, YET I STILL SEEM TO WANT ONE
So I’ve seen a few ads for these and don’t really get it. It’s the Sauna Blanket, this one made by a company with the name, Higher Dose. It looks like the kind of thing you’d see at one of the fancy tech chain stores. You know, the ones who introduced everyone to their first sitting in a massage chair? I could see this there, though I wouldn’t want to “try it out,” pandemic or no. So what is it? Supposedly it is for people who want a sauna but can’t have one. Or, maybe, people who want to take their sauna with them? The whole idea seems odd. Yet I still kind of want one. But why?
SAUNA BLANKET IS SUPPOSED TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH, GOOD FOR BEAUTY AND MUSCLE RECOVERY
Well, the marketing schema involves a lot of said benefits. It will promote glowing skin. It helps give you deep relaxation, and boosts circulation. But it detoxifies? Ok, cool. And let’s not forget the burning of calories and (also) promotion of muscle recovery. All of those things sound nice. And, well, kind of like a sauna. But the sauna blanket ad that grabbed my eye, finally, was about stress. Well, stress and sleep. And one recent study said that 42% of Americans have lost sleep because stress. Can’t imagine why, these last 3 years! I could use some stress relief, that’s for sure.
SAUNA BLANKET LOOKS LIKE AN EXPENSIVE BODY BAG, SO A FIELD TEST IS DEFINITELY NECESSARY
And, well, this could certainly be of help. But as much as I like the idea of this thing, I still don’t really get it. And that’s kind of stressful. I’m not sure if I’m going to lose any sleep over it. And I’m certainly not going to spend $600 to find out if this sauna blanket is the bees knees. But I am sure it would have some real use in my house, or car, whatever. At a minimum, this thing can give you hot yoga, just without the yoga. While I’m not metro enough to care about the glowing skin, I do like the detox, burning calories, muscle recovery and boost to circulation. But quite frankly, for that price I’d be happy to get 8 or more hours of deep tissue massage.
And yet, dammit, I still want one. It’s like a hotbox temptation that only gets worse.