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Benefits of the Infrared Sauna
CELL HEALTH. Near-infrared therapy stimulates the circulatory system and more fully oxygenates the body’s cells. Better blood circulation means more toxins flow from the cellular level to the skin’s surface to improve cell health, aid in muscle recovery, and strengthen the immune system.
BLOOD PRESSURE REDUCTION. Infrared therapy induces a deep sweat to make the heart pump faster, which in turn increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure and helps circulation.
ANTI-AGING. The near-infrared wavelength (referred to as Red Light Therapy) is the most effective wavelength for healing the epidermis and dermis layers. Near-infrared treatments stimulate collagen production of the skin to reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin tones.
RELAXATION. Infrared heat is a gentle, soothing and therapeutic heat that promotes relaxation and improved sleep. Infrared sauna benefits include therapy that helps you relax while receiving an invigorating deep tissue sweat, leaving you fully refreshed after each session.
DETOXIFICATION. Sweating is the body’s safe and natural way to heal and stay healthy. Infrared waves benefit the body by heating it directly causing a rise in core temperature. The result is a deep, detoxifying sweat at the level where toxins reside.
CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH. Heating the muscles with infrared rays produces an increase in blood flow similar to that seen during exercise. Regular infrared sauna use can significantly stimulate blood flow up to twice the normal rate.
PAIN RELIEF. Infrared heat penetrates tissue, joints, and muscles to relieve anything from minor aches and pains to chronic pain conditions. Pain management professionals incorporate infrared heat therapy into treatment plans to decrease pain and to speed up recovery time.
WEIGHT-LOSS. Studies have shown that the benefits of an infrared sauna session can burn upwards of 600 calories while you relax! As the body works to cool itself, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn calories.
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Using Light to create heat
An infrared sauna is a type of sauna that uses light to create heat. This type of sauna is sometimes called a near-infrared sauna. A traditional sauna uses heat to warm the air, which in turn warms your body. An infrared sauna heats your body directly without warming the air around you.
The appeal of saunas in general is that they cause reactions similar to those elicited by moderate exercise, such as vigorous sweating and increased heart rate. An infrared sauna produces these results at lower temperatures than a regular sauna, which makes it accessible to people who can’t tolerate the heat of a conventional saunas.
Several studies have looked at using infrared saunas in the treatment of chronic health problems, such as high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, headache, type 2 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, and found some evidence of benefit. However, larger and more-rigorous studies are needed to confirm these results. Some of these studies were also performed with patients using traditional saunas.
On the other hand, no adverse effects have been reported with infrared saunas. So if you’re considering trying a sauna for relaxation, an infrared sauna could be an option for you.
Fire & Ice Combo
While an extensive workout and fitness regime is key for optimal athletic performance, a regular sauna session is a good addition for athletes looking to boost their performance. The relaxing atmosphere of the sauna is a good balance to athletic stress.
Infrared sauna sessions can be combined with Cryotherapy treatment. The sequence of the two treatments is important however: infrared sauna first followed by Cryotherapy. This sequence is important: infrared heat provokes vasodilation and detoxification. Cryotherapy then vasoconstricts tissue and blood vessels, facilitating reduction in inflammation and pain.