What is Infrared?
Infrared light is part of the invisible light spectrum which has the ability to penetrate human tissue. Infrared saunas use this to heat the body rather than just the air and surface of the body. It is like that nice warmth of sitting in the sun but without the harmful ultraviolet light that damages this skin.
Using the infrared wavelengths the infrared sauna increases the body’s core temperature which creates a deep detoxifying sweat.
Why Use Infrared Sauna?
-Detox from our sauna is 7 to 10 times greater than a conventional steam sauna. In a conventional steam sauna the average person sweats out 3% toxins and 97% water. In our sauna, the average person sweats out 20% toxins and 80% water!
– Relieve back, neck, and arthritis pain with infrared sauna heat therapy. Researchers studying HRP (Heat Responsive Pain) have observed remarkable therapeutic benefits by using continuous low level heat therapy for treating lower back and upper body pain, all conditions that fall under the HRP classification. Heat therapy also reduces spasms in muscles.
– A 30 minute infrared sauna session can burn up to 200-600 calories! As the body works to
cool itself while using an infrared sauna, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate. Our sauna’s infrared heat therapy raises core body temperature causing passive cardiovascular conditioning. Your body’s natural response to infrared heat therapy is to increase circulation and sweat. Check out the results with a heart rate monitor and you will be amazed!
Lower Blood Pressure
– In a clinical study with the University of Missouri Kansas City in 2005 and were shown to lower blood pressure from a 30 minute sauna session three times a week. Repeated infrared treatment improves impaired blood vessel functions in patients with high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. This suggests a preventative role for sauna use for arteriosclerosis.
-Heating of muscles with infrared produces an increased blood flow level similar to that seen during exercise. Body temperature elevation also produces an increase in blood flow. Infrared heat assists in resolution of inflammatory infiltrates, edema and exudates. The increased peripheral circulation provides the transport needed to help evacuate the edema which can help end inflammation, decrease pain and help speed healing.
-Improve your skin’s appearance with regular use of an infrared sauna. Open wounds heal quicker with reduced scarring. Infrared heat therapy helps acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and any skin lesions or cuts. It alsoreduces wrinkles, makes skin look radiant, firms and improves skin tone and elasticity.Regular use may alsohelp reduce cellulite trapped beneath the skin, lessen the appearance of scars, and help burns heal significantly.
Light and Sound Therapy
-Our infrared sauna also incorporates light and sound therapy. Light therapy (aka chromatherapy) is added to the sauna experience with colored bulbs in the sauna. There are 12 different colors to choose from each with it’s own benefits. Sound therapy is delivered by the SoSound A.R.T. (Acoustic Resonance Therapy). This unique system offers benefits such as:
- Significant Stress Reduction, including symptoms of PTSD and Autism
- Significant reduction in chronic muscle tension and pain management
- Balancing heart rate; blood pressure and increasing circulation
- Energizing and uplifting one’s mood, frequency and emotional health and well being
- Enhancing creativity, communication, performance and problem solving capabilities
To learn more about this wonderful technology visit – http://www.sosoundsolutions.com/so-soundheart/
Infrared Vs Traditional Steam Saunas
Traditional steam saunas use a heating element and water to create steam and heat the air in the sauna. This type of heat does not penetrate into the body in the same way as infrared and the steam makes it difficult to breath. Steam heat can also be unbearably hot and difficult to maintain an ideal temperature. Infrared saunas do not create steam and are much more comfortable and soothing to sit in.
Infrared heat is very safe and will not cause the skin to burn. It is the same type of heat used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.