Rejuvenate and relax with infrared sauna treatments…
Did you know that an infrared sauna can offer a myriad of benefits? …including help with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), weight loss (speeds up metabolism), promotes relaxation, burns 600 calories in a 30 minute session (marathon runners burn 593 calories), decreases blood pressure, increases blood circulation, strengthens your immune system and detoxes heavy metals. For more info on Infrared Saunas and removal of heavy metals, check out the Heavenly Heat website.
“Peer reviewed literature shows that sweating during sauna therapy eliminates high levels of toxic metals, organic compounds, dioxin, and other toxins.”
How does infrared sauna help?
Sweating is one of the body’s most natural ways to eliminate toxins, making it a crucial part of detoxification. When compared to traditional Swedish saunas, infrared saunas allow you to eliminate about 7 times more toxins.
Infrared sauna therapy promotes relaxation by helping to balance your body’s level of cortisol, your body’s primary stress hormone. The heat generated by the sauna will also help to relax muscles and relieve tension throughout the body, allowing you to relax and de-stress.
3. Pain Relief
If you suffer from muscle aches or joint pain, infrared saunas can relieve this form of inflammation by increasing circulation and relaxing your muscles.
4. Weight Loss
The heat generated by an infrared sauna will cause your core temperature to increase, which can also lead to an increased heart rate — the same increase in heart rate that you experience when exercising. When your body has to work harder to lower your core temperature or keep up with an increased heart rate, your body will burn more calories, resulting in weight loss. An article, titled Effect of Sweating, in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that a 30-minute infrared sauna session could burn roughly 600 calories.
5. Improved Circulation
As the heat from infrared saunas increases your core body temperature, your circulation will increase along with it. Consistent infrared sauna sessions, especially in the middle-infrared level, can stimulate blood flow, improve muscle recovery, and decrease pain and inflammation after intense exercise.
6. Skin Purification
Infrared sauna technology can help purify your skin by eliminating toxins from your pores and increasing circulation, resulting in clearer, softer, and healthier-looking skin.
Infrared sauna treatments may be available at different levels: near, middle, and far.
These different levels represent the different sizes in infrared wavelengths and refer to the intensity of the treatment. Most people find that:
• near: infrared levels are best for wound healing and increased immune function
• middle: infrared levels are ideal for increasing circulation and promoting muscle relaxation
• far: infrared levels are used primarily for detoxification purposes
If you’re new to infrared saunas, try starting out with a 30-minute session and work your way up to 45- or 60-minute sessions.
Some of above info from Amy Myers, MD – New York Times Bestselling author of The Autoimmune Solution and The Thyroid Connection.