How Does the Infrared Sauna Work?
The Far Infrared waves penetrate 1 ½ inches into the body, activating the release of toxins, heavy metals and toxins, nicotine, alcohol and sodium from our fat tissue which then travel via our lymphatic fluids and out of the body as well as through the skin through our sweat. There is a deep heating effect in the muscle tissues and internal organs without giving too much burden to our heart. The infrared energy released by a far-infrared sauna penetrates deep into muscle tissue. It enhances circulation and thereby promotes oxygenation of body tissues. Like other heat therapies, sauna heat therapy relieves muscle aches, pains, stiffness, and muscle spasms and also reduces the time to recover from an injury.
How Do Far Infrared Saunas Differ From Conventional Saunas?
A conventional sauna, heats the air which heats the outside of your skin and can is not suggested for people with heart conditions. It is typically used between 180 – 240 degrees Fahrenheit. The Far Infrared Sauna is typically used between 100 – 120 degrees Fahrenheit. There is 2 -3 times the sweat produced than that of a conventional sauna and it is reported that approximately 20% of this sweat is toxins being released. 2 – 3% of toxins are released in a regular sauna.
Over the last 25 years, Japanese and Chinese researchers and clinicians have completed extensive research on infrared treatments and report many provocative findings. In Japan, there is an “infrared society” composed of medical doctors and physical therapists dedicated to further infrared research. Their findings support the health benefits of infrared therapy as a method of healing.
Benefits of Infrared Sauna
- Beauty: Excellent for increasing blood circulation, and thus improving the glow of the skin. It improves the condition of acne, eczema, psoriasis and burns.
- Injuries: Radiant heat helps with sprains, arthritis, muscle spasm and pain.
- Pain Management: Sauna heat therapy is also recommended by many therapists and physicians to treat chronic pain, including joint pain, arthritis pain, back pain, muscle spasm, headaches and fibromyalgia. It is also effective in reducing inflammation and swelling by improving lymph flow
- Blood Circulation: Excellent for increasing blood circulation, sauna heat can be helpful with arthritis, sciatica, back aches, hemorrhoids, nervous tension, diabetes, varicose veins, bursitis, menstrual cramps, and upset stomach
- Detoxification: Infrared saunas heat the body directly, profuse sweating begins quickly and the process of toxin elimination through the skin is greatly enhanced and undesirable chemicals and compounds are released. Infrared heat penetrates well below the surface of the skin, right into the joints and muscles. This increases metabolism and allows body cells to eliminate toxins more readily.
- Weight Loss: It is said that you can burn up to as many calories as you could in 30 minutes of exercise calories in just one 30-minute session. Some weight loss authorities believe our bodies use fat to dilute toxins