Even Oprah is talking about infrared saunas. In a perfect world you would be on the beach in a cozy lounge chair all day, with a good book, just soaking up the sun’s rays, which in this fantasy scenario have no harmful effects. Can’t manage that? Then benefit from the sun’s naturally healing radiant heat, without the risks of burning and skin damage. The Far Infrared Sauna safely and effectively helps dissolve the accumulated harmful substances in your body, promoting better circulation, metabolism and detoxification.
It’s basically the same feeling you get on a hot, dry summer day — you’re hot and sweaty, but you can still breathe freely. This is because the sun’s infrared rays are heating you directly, not super-heating the air around you to make you hot. The cooler air temperature in the infrared sauna allows you to stay in the sauna for longer periods, allowing for more overall sweating.
The far infrared rays consist of wavelengths similar to those emitted naturally by the human body. This helps explain why many patients feel rejuvenated from contact with far infrared waves. How have our patients benefited from the Far infrared sauna?
The sauna increases your metabolic rate, causing extra toxic waste products to be purged from the body through the skin, during perspiration. Did you know the skin is often referred to as the third kidney, because it is believed to be responsible for eliminating 30% of the body’s waste?
Immune system enhancement
Saunas increase your body temperature by several degrees, creating a “fever.” Often misunderstood, fever is a natural healing response of the body. The function of the immune system is increased naturally during a fever, while virus and bacterial growth is slowed, weakening its hold. This helps the body ward off those little invading organisms.
Sauna heat therapy can aid in weight loss by speeding up the metabolic process of vital organs and endocrine glands resulting in substantial caloric loss in a sauna heat session. Sitting in the infrared sauna is equivalent to an eight-mile run or 30 minutes of aerobics.
Sitting in the sauna produces an overall feeling of stress release as it loosens your muscle tissue and provides you the opportunity to “train” your body to just sit and relax.
The sauna increases heart rate and blood circulation, which is critical to maintaining your health. Your heart rate increases as more blood flow is diverted from the inner organs toward the extremities of the skin, without raising blood pressure.
Skin cleansing and rejuvenation
Sauna heat therapy allows increased blood circulation to carry greater amounts of nutrients to the skin, which promotes healthy tone and texture. This therapy also provides a mild cleansing of the skin. You'll come out having that healthy glow.
For more information or to set up an appointment to experience the Far Infrared Sauna, please contact us at 410-461-6060 or firstname.lastname@example.org