Sauna therapy has been around for centuries as a way to detoxify your body, but FAR Infrared Saunas can go even further by heating up your body’s core to a cellular level where most toxins are stored. Infrared’s deep penetrating heat is what most effectively stimulates metabolic activity, which in turn triggers the release of stored toxins through sweat, as well as through the liver and kidneys.
Through the subtle heating, Far Infrared boosts our immune system, increasing the amount of white blood cells and killer T-cells. Highly emissive far infrared saunas help recreate your body’s fever-like response condition by raising your core body temperature. A hotter body increases metabolic activity, kills unwanted intruders, and stimulates the release of toxins. This is why your body goes into fever conditions when you’re sick. Viruses and sometimes even degenerative cells can be destroyed in the face of heat.
Sweating is a critical human detox function, yet most people don’t sweat regularly or enough. Many of us sit at desks all day and in air-conditioned indoor environments. In these conditions, the skin stores the toxins with little opportunity to eliminate them. Sweating helps the body make use of its ability to use the skin, the body’s largest organ, to eliminate toxins. The body is very effective at eliminating toxins this way, but it only works if we make the body sweat. To combat these effects, infrared sauna systems help us to purify our bodies from the inside out.
Using a sauna increases the benefits of sweating. Every day your body is exposed to countless toxins in the air you breathe, water you drink, and food you eat. Even if you strive to lead a healthy lifestyle in today's world, these toxins still find their way into your body. One of the best ways to eliminate these stored toxins is through sweating.
When you're in the infrared sauna, your body produces more sweat than you normally put out in a day. This release of sweat happens much faster than through exercise, and, unlike exercise, it doesn't put a strain on your joints or muscles. Whenever we break down food, especially unhealthy, processed food, our bodies create lactic acids and free fatty acids along with excess sodium and uric acid. FAR Infrared Saunas may help in fat loss, chronic fatigue, water retention, skin disorders, as well as in the elimination heavy metals, poisons, and carcinogenic material from our bodies.
FAR Infrared Sauna can help clean the liver and kidneys to eliminate toxins. When the liver and kidney are overloaded, the skin becomes burdened with toxins. Detoxing these organs of elimination can be very beneficial for those with skin problems as it reduces the toxic load on the skin as well as the liver and kidneys. The rejuvenating effects of Far Infrared have also been shown to help heal scar tissue from burns, acne, and other dermatological scarring.
Along with detoxifying your body, traditional and infrared saunas have positive effects on heart health. When you're sweating in a sauna, the effect is similar to light exercise, which gives the heart a slight workout as the sauna heat improves blood flow. In certain studies, sitting in a sauna has proven especially beneficial to those with congestive heart failure. Research by NASA has shown that far infrared on the cardiovascular system is a great way of keeping astronauts hearts’ in optimal condition. With regular infrared sauna, people experienced healthy decreases in blood pressure, improved heart function, higher exercise tolerance, increased oxygen intake, improved circulation, lowered blood sugar, and support with weight loss.
Far Infrared increases enzyme activity which can support digestion as well as boost metabolism. An hour in the sauna can burn up to 900 calories, while aiding in breaking down trapped fat, cellulite, waste, and other forms of toxins. Fat and cellulite liquefy at 101°F and can be massaged to break down into smaller water clusters which can be more easily eliminated through the pores of the skin.
Infrared Sauna also increases oxygenation and regeneration of the blood, deeply detoxifying it for the improved functioning of all of the major organs in the body which depend on blood for energy. Far Infrared therapy very gently increases blood flow by expanding the capillaries that carry blood, providing detoxification on the deepest level by removing hidden toxins from the blood and tissue.
Far Infrared Sauna is an excellent modality for promoting healing, reducing muscle soreness, muscle spasms, and relief for rheumatoid arthritis.
Infrared Sauna unique characteristics:
Dry air may be better tolerated by those with respiratory issues
Cooler air is better tolerated by some people, especially those with certain medical conditions
FIR heating is similar to the natural sun, which benefits some people with vitamin deficiencies or Seasonal Affective Disorder
Deep penetration of infrared energy is thought to be more effective for sore and injured muscles than traditional sauna