Are you interested in detoxification, relaxation, and increased circulation? Have you been searching for ways to burn calories and boost your metabolism without adding extra pressure to your joints or achy muscles? Are you searching for solutions for problematic skin or arthritic pain? If so Infrared Therapy could be the missing link to your optimal health.*
Infrared therapy is a relaxing experience that increases the benefits of other therapies by way of increasing the major healing mechanisms of the body. Heat is the mechanism by which the sauna delivers its benefits. The steam saunas commonly found in gyms and spas operate at a much higher temperature, than infrared saunas making them uncomfortable to sit in and enjoy for more than a few minutes and only heat the body from the outside in. Infrared saunas, however, operate at at a much lower temperatures of 110-150F, and use infrared wavelengths that penetrate the skin deeply to provide detoxification benefits.*
This deep penetration of warming radiant heat produces up to 3 times more sweat and stimulates the deeper tissues and organs to release stored fat and toxins. It stimulates metabolism and allows the cells to shed toxins more readily in your sweat.¹
Infrared saunas help your body release a number of toxins, including heavy metals, like mercury and lead, and environmental chemicals, but the benefits don’t stop there. With infrared sauna technology, you can also lose weight, relax, relieve unwanted pain, increase your circulation, and purify your skin.*
Why do I need to sweat?
Our bodies have 4 systems of elimination: the lungs assist in the release of carbon dioxide and lymph fluid, the colon rids the body of solid wastes, the kidneys filter the blood and assist the body with releasing fluid wastes, and the largest organ of the body; The Skin, rids the body of toxins by way of sweating. Everyday we are exposed to heavy metals (lead, mercury, nickel, cadmium) and toxins, through pesticides, herbicides, air and water pollution, and the clothes we wear just to name a few. Sauna use helps the body release some of these chemicals. Sitting in an infrared sauna for 30 minutes produces the same amount of sweat as you would from a 6 mile run and 2-3 times more sweat than a steam sauna.*
What will regular sauna use help me with?
- Relief of Aches, pains, and stiffness*
- Increased immune system function*
- Increased circulation*
- Increased energy production=burning calories*
- Increased heart rate = cardiovascular workout*
- Skin purification*
- Detoxification: Sweating is one of the body’s most natural ways to eliminate toxins, making it a crucial part of detoxification. When compared to traditional Swedish saunas, infrared saunas allow you to eliminate about 7 times more toxins.*
- Relaxation: helping to balance your body’s level of cortisol, your body’s primary stress hormone. The heat generated by the sauna will also help to relax muscles and relieve tension throughout the body, allowing you to relax and de-stress.*
Some health challenges that can benefit from regular sauna use are:
- Colds/flu recovery*
- Weigh loss*
- Cancer-related fatigue, nausea and pain*
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome*
- Problematic skin issues: psoriasis, eczema, acne*
What can I expect during my first Infared Sauna session?
During your sauna session it is best to use a natural bristle brush to stimulate the largest organ of your body….your skin! Before you get into the sauna you should dry-brush your skin from your feet up towards your heart, your hands up towards your heart, your chest out towards your armpits and your abdomen in a clock-wise direction. It is most beneficial to have a large glass of water before hand, and during the sauna so as to avoid dehydration. You will get into the sauna, which will be around 120-140 degrees where you can read, meditate, and just relax for 25 to 30 minutes. Afterwards, you will rinse off all those toxins you’ve just sweat out in the shower. Remember to continue to dry-brush your skin every day before your shower at home to stimulate the lymphatic system! Continue to drink water throughout the day to assist the body in its eliminatory processes.
I’ve heard about Near Infrared therapy, what’s the difference in wavelength levels?
Infrared treatments may be available at different levels: near, middle, and far.These different levels represent the different sizes in infrared wavelengths and refer to the intensity of the treatment. Most people find that:
near-infrared levels are best for wound healing and increased immune function (we utilize these lamps in our clinic during every acupuncture treatment)
middle-infrared levels are ideal for increasing circulation and promoting muscle relaxation
far-infrared levels are used primarily for detoxification purposes
Contact us @ (904) 448-0046 if you would like information or to schedule a detox session in our Infrared Sauna!
Bring a bathing suit to wear in the sauna so you will have a dry set of clothing to change into after your session
*Results may vary
¹Flickstein, A. Infrared Thermal System for Whole-body Regenerative Radiant Therapy, Dascom Graphics, Santa Fe Springs, 1997