infrared sauna

FAR Infrared Sauna Therapy

For centuries, our ancestors have recognized the healing benefit of heat in the healing process. Native American sweat lodges were used for cleansing and purifying and the Finns popularized sauna use for mental, spiritual and physical cleansing.

As soon as you take a seat in the IR sauna, FAR infrared waves begin to penetrate 2 to 3 inches into your body. These waves create a deep heating action, which activates the sweat glands. Sweat glands function in our body to naturally eliminate and expel waste materials and toxins. Since skin is the largest organ in the human body, the deep heating of the sweat glands allow for a deep detoxifying sweat.

The human body is comprised of 70% water molecules. FAR infrared waves cause these molecules to vibrate. This vibration reduces the ion bonds and breaks down the water molecules. These molecules often encapsulate gases and other toxic materials

Far infrared rays have a wavelength of 8-14 microns. These waves are especially good for the human body and directly cause the deep heat and the raising of an individuals core temperature from deep inside. This allows for improved blood circulation as well as recovery from fatigue. These rays consist of similar wavelengths as that which is emitted naturally by the human body. This is one reason as to why many individuals feel rejuvenated after an IR sauna session.

Today, many healthcare professionals use far infrared heaters to treat a variety of diseases throughout the world.

An Infrared Sauna session is completely safe and produces the same far infrared heat produced by the sun. Sunlight is a combination of visible and invisible light. The seven colors of the rainbow are visible lights. Infrared rays and ultraviolet rays are invisible lights. It is the far infrared energy that is most beneficial, penetrating the skin and increasing circulation to help rid the body of harmful toxins.

Far Infrared heat is required for all living things for optimum health. The radiant heat from the IR sauna surrounds you and penetrates deeply into your joints, muscles and tissues, speeding oxygen flow and increasing circulation. Using the IR sauna helps to remove impurities from your cells, specifically the cells inside fat cells, where your body stores waste and harmful toxins, such as cholesterol and heavy metals.

Regular use of the IR sauna will help provide a lifetime of healthful living. Infrared Sauna is a great tool to use on your journey to improved health, to detoxify your body and elevate your mind!

For a deeper look into the benefits of Infrared Sauna, check out what Dr. Axe has to say.

Benefits include:

  • Detoxification
  • Reduce stress and fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Boost immune system
  • Improve circulation
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Cellulite reduction
  • Pain relief and control of arthritis and joint pain
  • Skin cleansing and rejuvenation
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Cancer therapy (hyperthermia is a well-researched therapy for cancer)

Recommended time in the sauna for therapeutic benefits is 40 minutes at 135 degrees. You may choose any amount of time spent up to 40 minutes max, per session.

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Before Your Session

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Most people do not drink enough water to begin with and now that you are using an infrared sauna and sweating, it is even more important to stay properly hydrated. Always drink plenty of water before, during and after your sauna session. Remove all make up to allow your skin to receive the experience full benefits of the IR heat. Skip the deodorant or antiperspirant! You don’t want to block your sweat.

What to Wear

Lightweight shorts and tee shirt are okay. Swimsuits are better. “Birthday suit” is best.  More skin exposure is certainly preferable. Make sure you sit on a towel or wrap one around you to absorb your sweat and keep things sanitary.

I recommend bringing clothing that is loose fitting and comfortable to wear after your session.

During your Session (up to 40 minutes)

You may not sweat much during your first 2-3 sauna sessions. This is normal for many people, as they haven’t had a recent history of sweating. It takes a few sessions to re-train the body to do what comes naturally.

Take care not to overheat during your first few sessions. As the body continues to adjust, sweating can increase dramatically and body temperature regulation becomes more effective.

If sauna cabin becomes too hot or stuffy, you may open the door for a minute to let some fresh air inside. Drink at least 10 ounces of water. Stretching your arms, legs and back area during your session creates more body flexibility. Massage congested and knotty muscle areas to help alleviate pain and stiffness.

After your Session

When you finish your sauna session, it is important to relax and cool down while your body continues to perspire. Sit or recline with a towel or wrap around you for about 10 -15 minutes. This is also an ideal time to stretch your warmed-up muscles.

Place the towels you used in the hamper provided. Shower 30-60 minutes after your session.