What does an infrared sauna do?

Saunas have been used for thousands of years for a variety of reasons. While infrared sauna therapy is a modern invention, the benefits of infrared sauna are based on a similar use of heat, but using infrared light instead of steam in the sauna.  Infrared therapy is invigorating,  can offer quick treatments, and is a healthy light spectrum that will never damage your skin.

How does an infrared sauna work?

Infrared saunas and the heat they release offer many benefits for the human body. Unlike ultraviolet light, which can damage cells, infrared light helps our cells regenerate. Its invigorating heat encourages oxygen-rich blood to pump through your body—relieving pain and promoting the healing of deep tissues. As opposed to a traditional sauna, an infrared sauna emits waves that heat the body directly while warming the surrounding air. Exposure to high heat in an infrared sauna stresses the body, which elicits a healthy response. This phenomenon—in which the body triggers adaptation processes for future stress—is known as hormesis. When you use an infrared sauna, the heat causes you to undergo a process that’s very similar to what happens when fasting or exercising.

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Sweating is a highly effective means of eliminating chemicals, heavy metals, and other toxins from the body. Research indicates that sauna use promotes the elimination of a variety of environmental toxins, including hormone-disrupting BPA, pesticides, and heavy metals.  Far Infrared goes much deeper than traditional saunas to remove toxins from the body.

Stimulates Immune system

Hyperthermia (body heat) increases the immune response within the body. As core body temperature rises there is corresponding stimulation of the immune system and the self-healing processes. Raising body temperature helps kill harmful bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites that have infected the body, all while boosting immunity.

Relieve and reduce pain

Radiant heat expands peripheral blood vessels. This action brings relief to muscles and soft tissue injuries, and can help relieve nerve pain.  In addition, increased blood circulation delivers oxygen-rich blood to injured muscles which helps to speed up the body’s natural recovery process. Saunas also cause the body to release endorphins, which act as natural painkillers. Sauna use is associated with significant benefits for people with rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and headaches.

Improves Cardiovascular Health

When body temperature rises in a sauna, blood vessels dilate, and blood flow increases. Improve blood circulation, blood oxygenation, and cell activation, and dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease and sudden cardiac events.  Increased blood circulation enhances nutrient and oxygen delivery to tissues and organs, and promotes their optimal function and regeneration.  Saunas lower blood pressure while simultaneously raising heart rate; these effects mimic cardiovascular exercise.  Research has found that sauna use significantly reduces the risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease!

Lower Inflammation

Inflammation is the cause of many chronic illnesses. Saunas reduce inflammation, and studies show they may be helpful for the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and autoimmune diseases. Increased circulation brings more nutrient-filled oxygenated blood to inflammation areas, and speeds up the healing and recovery process.

Burns calories

Studies show that sauna use is equivalent to moderate exercise (jogging for 30 minutes). Through deep penetration of fat cells, far infrared heat therapy may help clear away cellulite. 

Promotes skin health

Increased circulation encourages a healthy flow of nutrients to your skin, which also helps to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and burns. A deep sweat removes embedded impurities and dead skin cells, cleans pores, and leaves glowing, radiant skin. Saunas encourage the healing of lesions and minor cuts and will help you keep your skin healthy, smooth, and hydrated.

Reduces stress and fatigue

The soothing warmth of far infrared saunas will relax and loosen your tight, sore muscles. Radiant heat therapy also relieves the stiffness, aches, and soreness associated with aging. The chronic stresses of modern-day life cause many people to become stuck in “sympathetic mode,” an agitated nervous system state that is often referred to as the “fight-or-flight” response. Living in a state of chronic stress impairs the body’s ability to heal and eliminate toxins. Using an infrared sauna helps us transition from sympathetic mode into parasympathetic mode, a stress-free state in which the body can relax, detoxify, and heal.

What is an infrared sauna session like?

If you’ve used a regular sauna, one of the first things you’ll notice about an infrared sauna is that the heat is dry and very pleasant. While there is heat—just as with a regular sauna—it is infrared heat, which means there’s no humidity. And this infrared heat makes it much easier to breathe and be comfortable in the saunas. As your sauna session progresses, you will notice your body starting to warm up. This leads to a progressive increase in heart rate, due to increased blood circulation. And your increased heart rate leads your body to start sweating as you sit in the sauna.

What does an infrared saunas do to your body?

Along with the increased cardiac output, additional changes take place in the body while you’re in the sauna.  An infrared sauna provides cardiovascular health benefits such as improving blood pressure and reducing inflammation. An infrared sauna also has direct effects on regulating and positively modulating hormones such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which is related to a variety of benefits. It has also been shown that infrared sauna promotes the release of growth hormones. The use of an infrared sauna is the most effective and natural way to detox. Infrared sauna promotes the release of toxins like heavy metals, and detoxification can help with other health concerns such as weight loss, energy levels, focus, anxiety, back pain, joint pain, tense muscles, headaches, bloating, and irritability.  Infrared saunas offer a wide variety of other health benefits such as increased metabolism (calorie burn), stress relief, healing, anti-aging, lowered blood pressure, immune system boost, and more.

How often should I use infrared saunas?

Starting with 15-minute sessions, you can use an infrared sauna daily. With regular sauna use, you’ll quickly become acclimated to the infrared sauna experience and will be able to enjoy it for 30-45 minutes per session.


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