Infrared light is part of the sun’s invisible spectrum of light that has the ability to penetrate human tissue. Infrared heat therapy uses these infrared light characteristics to heat the body rather than just heating the air. The experience of a far infrared sauna is similar to sunbathing (again, remember sunbathing is good for you). The infrared heat penetrates your skin, giving you a wonderful natural warmth. You can relax in the sauna and it will never cause your skin to burn.
Infrared saunas increase the body’s core temperature thus resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat from the cellular level of the skin where many toxins are stored. Conventional hot rock or steam saunas heat the air with steam, which is unbearably hot and causes you to only sweat at the surface of your skin. Steam also makes it difficult to breathe. Infrared saunas use soothing dry infrared heat that is well ventilated and extremely comfortable and relaxing.
What are the health benefits of a far infrared sauna?
The health benefits of the far infrared sauna exceed what we can write in one short blog. Here are just a few of the dozens of benefits
1) Increasing core body temperature – The dangers of a low body temperature are many. People with poor circulation, thyroid disorders and weak immune systems often have low body temperatures. This makes them more prone to infections since the body must maintain 98.6 degrees to stay healthy. Increasing heat increases circulation, which increases blood flow, which increases health and healing.
2) Thermogenesis – This is a fancy word for heat production in an organism. Increasing heat will increase metabolism in the cells. This promotes detoxification of the cells, but also increased nutrient absorption. The main benefit of thermogenesis that many are interested in is WEIGHT LOSS.
3) Weight Loss – Remember toxins store in fat cells of the body. Heat displaces toxins out the cells. Heat causes sweating which helps open up the kidneys and lymphatic systems. Heat increases core body temperature which helps metabolism and thermogenesis. Think of it this way. Heat speeds things up and cold slows things down. We want to speed up metabolism and blood flow in the body!
4) Detoxification – Our world is toxic and so are the people of the world. There are thousands of healing testimonials from far infrared sauna usage from alzheimers, cancer, autism, arthritis, diabetes and practically every illness known. I personally know autistic children who began seeing immediate improvement as their bodies detoxified from the poisons causing their disease. War veterans exposed to chemicals have healed using a far infrared sauna. Whether the toxin is a chemical, heavy metal, infection or other pollutant, far infrared sauna is guaranteed to help.
5) Pain Relief – Many know how helpful heat application can be to pain conditions. Increasing heat brings blood flow to an area that needs healing. All pain conditions can be improved.
6) Kills infections – This one is exciting to me. I have seen too many people riddled with infections and having weak immune systems. Why does the body get a fever? It heats up to kill infection. So we are mimicking this by almost creating an “artificial fever” so to speak. By increasing core body temperature all harmful organisms are killed (viruses, mold, candida, fungus, yeast, etc.). Doing this regularly will strengthen your immune system and keep you from getting sick.
7) Lowers Blood Pressure – A study done at UMKC in 2005 showed blood pressure was lowered with just a 30-minute sauna session 3x weekly. Continuing sauna treatments improves blood vessel function for those with high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. This would suggest a preventative role against heart disease such as arteriosclerosis.
8) Skin Purification – Wounds heal quicker. Acne, eczema, psoriasis and all skin conditions will improve. Skin conditions are all the attempt of the body to eliminate toxins when the body is congested and overwhelmed. The far infrared sauna works WITH the detoxification efforts of the body, whereas the doctor creams and steroids work AGAINST the healing of the body. The far infrared sauna also reduces wrinkles, makes the skin look radiant, firms and improves skin tone and elasticity. Regular usage can remove trapped cellulite under the skin.
30 minute session – $30
45 minute session – $45
6 sessions = 10% discount
12 sessions = 20% discount
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