Infrared saunas are a type of sauna that uses heat and light to help relax and detoxify the body. Also called far-infrared saunas or near-infrared saunas, these omit infrared light waves that create heat in the body, causing you to sweat and release stored “toxins.”
What are infrared saunas used for?
Anti-aging effects, increased detoxification, pain reduction, joint and muscle support, and cardiovascular healing are currently where infrared saunas are gaining the most attention. They’re believed to have a parasympathetic healing effect, which means they help the body handle stress better. This is an attribute that could mean one day they’re used for handling all types of diseases from insomnia and depression to hormonal imbalances and autoimmune disorders.
How is an infrared sauna different from regular saunas?
The interesting thing about these types of saunas is that they differ from “regular saunas” because their light directly penetrates your skin but does not warm the air around you. The temperature in your body goes up quickly, yet the light has no effect on your surrounding environment.
The results of an infrared sauna are produced at lower temperatures than a conventional sauna and might be tolerated better by people who can’t withstand the very high heats of other dry saunas or even steam rooms.
How do they work?
Far Infrared light waves are capable of altering cells, cell membranes, DNA/proteins, and cell fluids, including and especially water molecules. At the cellular level, altered cell membranes and mitochondrial activity take place, which positively impacts the metabolism. Far Infrared photons are absorbed by the bonds in the body’s molecules and the way that water functions within our cells are altered. FIR also has a “mesostructured” effect, where proteins within bodily tissues change in a way that’s important for overall biological activity.
Far Infrared Sauna Therapy usually works within just 15–20 minutes and can be done within your home if you’re willing to purchase your own light-omitting sauna device. Infrared lamps are capable of causing dramatic changes in body chemistry in some instances, helping restore balance in some people who suffer from chronic problems related to pains, inflammation, low energy, and poor circulation.
Far Infrared Sauna Treatments Can Help With:
- Improving cardiovascular function
- Chronic pain, including arthritic pain
- Lowering the side effects of diabetes
- Chronic fatigue
- Poor digestion
- Depression and anger
- Similar clarity-of-mind feelings as moderate exercise
- Relaxation responses triggered by the body’s parasympathetic nervous system
Once your skin pores are open, allowing ozone gas to permeate creates a therapeutic effect as well. For some intravenous ozone therapy is not an option so getting the ozone into the body through the skin may be an alternative.
We always recommend a combination of Far Infrared and Ozone Sauna Therapy as part of your detoxification strategy.
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