BENEFITS OF INFRARED SAUNA
WHAT IS AN INFRARED SAUNA?
Infrared saunas use infrared heating panels that emit light helping your body to detoxify, giving users a deeper cleansing experience. The infrared light can't be seen by the naked eye but it gives off what's called radiated heat, penetrating deep within your tissues, muscles and cells. Unlike traditional saunas, which uses convection and conduction to heat the surface of your skin, the air in an infrared sauna is a lot drier making it easier to breathe. This form of slow heating makes infrared saunas a much more comfortable experience than a traditional one.
These deeply therapeutic saunas were developed in the 70's in Japan and have been continuously refined since. We offer state-of-the-art full spectrum cedar wood Clearlight saunas from their Sanctuary range, providing tranquil spaces to frequent in support of chronic conditions to mild health concerns, detoxification, immunity + skin health.
BENEFITS OF INFRARED SAUNAS
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. Daily sauna sweating can help detoxify your body as it rids itself of accumulated highly toxic metals (lead, mercury, nickel, and cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and other organic and inorganic compounds.
The deep heating from the sauna's infrared heaters will raise your core body temperature, inducing 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.
Weight loss & increased metabolism
A number of studies have shown that you can burn up to 700 calories per session. As your body attempts to cool itself down, it also increases your heart and metabolic rate making you burn more calories.
Improves skin health + anti ageing
The profuse sweating achieved after just a few minutes in the 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.
Near infrared has been shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in your skin. Sweating improves blood circulation as well as skin elasticity, tone, texture and firmness - it also helps unblock pores and reduce blemishes. A weekly infrared sauna session will leave you glowing and the more you sweat the better you'll feel.
If you’re suffering with aches and pains, an infrared sauna is a great way for you to deal with these. Infrared saunas increase circulation, which encourages healing blood flow to trouble areas. 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 greater flexibility and range of motion. Far Infrared heat relieves muscle tension and the deep heat of far infrared saunas help peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Infrared heat also reduces soreness on nerve endings and muscle spasms as muscle joints and fibers are heated.
Stress reduction + Sleep management
One of the biggest benefits of an infrared sauna is relaxation and the chance to de-stress. Elevated levels of stress in our modern lives are leading to an increase in all health concerns. An infrared sauna session can not only help you unwind but it also decreases the production of cortisol, the main hormone for stress in the body. The thermoregulation your body goes under in the after affects of the sauna help kick in your melatonin production. Melatonin is known as the sleep hormone. With sleep being an important pillar of well being, better sleep means healthier you!
Traditional Vs. Infrared Saunas
Traditional saunas dehydrate you more than an infrared sauna and remove more water but fewer toxins. Traditional saunas only remove about 3% of toxins in your body, whereas an infrared sauna can remove up to 20% of toxins from your body.
Infrared saunas used radiated heat and light to penetrate deep within your body at a cellular level, while traditional saunas only heat the air around you. Infrared saunas use dry heat, whereas traditional saunas use humid heat resulting in poor air quality, which can be unbearable at times.
The radiant heat can penetrate deep below the skin producing a gentle warming inside the body. The warming effect on your body stimulates your cardiovascular system, your immune system and your lymphatic system. Your body’s response to that is to sweat.