What is Infrared?
We have all experienced the following. It's a partly cloudy day, you are outside and it feels cool. All of the sudden, the clouds move out of the way of the sun and a rush of warmth comes over you. This warm feeling is the infrared band of sunlight warming your body.
The infrared band is part of the sun's invisible specturm of light. This band of light has the ability to penetrate our skin and warm our body directly.
The infrared heat produced by our Sauna is completely safe and there are none of the harmful rays of sunlight to worry about, just natural, healing heat. In fact, this heat is so safe, it is used in hospitals to keep newborn babies warm.
Infrared Sauna Health Benefits
Our Infrared Sauna produces the same infrared heat produced by the sun. Infrared heat is required for all living things for optimum health. The radiant infrared heat surrounds you and penetrates deeply into your joints, muscles & tissues increasing oxygen flow and circulation. As a result, there is an array of infrared sauna health benefits.
Using our sauna helps to remove impurities from your cells, specifically the cells inside our fat where our body stores waste and harmful toxins such as cholesterol and heavy metals. When used properly, an infrared sauna will help improve your overall wellness.
Weight Loss & Increased Metabolism
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, regular use of a sauna imparts a similar boost on the cardiovascular system as running. As you relax in the infrared heat, your body is hard at work producing sweat, pumping blood and burning calories.
As your body increases sweat production to cool itself, your heart works harder to pump blood at a greater rate to boost circulation. This increase in your metabolism will burn calories.
Muscle Pain Releif
Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscle, so they recover faster.
Muscles relax best when tissues are warm, for better flexibility and range of motion. Far infrared heat relieves muscle tension. The deep heat of far infrared saunas help peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle & soft tissue injuries. Infrared heat also reduces soreness on nerve endings and muscle spasms as muscles, joints & fibers are heated.
Immune System Boost
The deep heating from our infrared sauna heaters will raise your core body temperature, including an artificial fever. How does this benefit the body? Fever is the body's natural mechanism to strengthen and accelerate the immune response, as seen in the case of infection.
This enhanced immune system, combined with improved elimination of toxins and wastes via intense sweating, increases your overall health and resistance to disease.
One of the biggest infrared sauna health benefits is its ability to increase your blood circulation and stimulate the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins in the body. Regular time spent in an infrared sauna sweating can help detoxify your body as it rids itself of accumulated highly toxic metals (lead, mercury, nickel & cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid and other organic and inorganic compounds.
Improves Appearance of Cellulite
Contrary to popular belief, cellulite is not related to obesity, and the appearance of cellulite is not always reduced by weight loss. Since the far infrared radiant heat of our sauna warms three times as deep as conventional saunas, it is significantly more effective at reducing cellulite.
Ease Joint Pain & Stiffness
Time spent in an infrared sauna benefits patients suffering from many forms of arthritis. Radiant heat has also been effective in the treatment of strains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and many other muscular-skeletal ailments. Much of the stiffness, aches and soreness that comes with aging is reduced or eliminated.
Stress & Fatigue Reduction
Just a few minutes in the gentle warmth of the infrared sauna will help you feel relaxed, rejuvenated & renewed. Infrared saunas have also been shown to affect the autonomic nervous system, putting you in parasympathetic (rest & digest) state, allowing your body to heal.
The sweating achieved after just a few minutes in our infrared sauna carries off deeply embedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and immaculately clean. Increased circulation draws your skin's own natural nutrients to the surface.
You'll see improved tone, elasticity, texture and fresh color. Increased blood circulation has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts. In addition, open wounds heal more quickly, reducing scarring.
Color Light Therapy is a technique of restoring imbalance by means of applying color to the body. Its history is rooted as far back as Mayan culture.
Light Therapy has been valued throughout history as a remarkable source of healing. Today, the therapeutic applications of light and color are being investigated in major hospitals and research centers worldwide. Results indicate that full-spectrum, ultraviolet, colored, laser light can have therapeutic value for a range of conditions, from chronic pain and depression to immune disorders.
- Reduce swelling, inflammation & pain
- Accelerates open wound healing
- Greatly reduces overall recovery after surgical/medical procedures
- Increased range of motion, decrease muscular tension
- Seasonal Affective Disorder symptom reduction
- Improved sleep & mood
- Reduction in appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow's feet & age spots
- Energizes skin cells
- Stimulates production of collagen & elastin, giving the skin back it's youthful look