Infrared Therapy Health Benefits


DETOXIFICATION

The detox effects from an infrared sauna is 7 to 10 times greater than a conventional sauna. In a conventional sauna the average person sweats out 3% toxins and 97% water. In an infrared sauna, the average person sweats out 20% toxins and 80% water.

 

PAIN RELIEF

Any musculoskeletal pain (back, neck, shoulder, knee ,etc..) and arthritis pain with greatly benefit from infrared therapy. Infrared neutralizes acids. When we get injured, several acid mediators are released into the blood stream to signal the healing process, but their acidic nature causes nerve endings (which are sensitive to acid environments) to experience pain. Infrared neutralizes the acid causing a relief from pain.

 

WEIGHT LOSS

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. 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!

 

LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE

In a clinical study with the University of Missouri Kansas City in 2005, blood pressure was lowered 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 infrared sauna use for arteriosclerosis.

 

IMPROVES CIRCULATION

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 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.

 

SKIN PURIFICATION

Improve your skin’s appearance with regular use of Infrared sauna. Infrared therapy helps acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and any skin lesions or cuts. It also reduces wrinkles, makes skin look radiant, firms and improves skin tone and elasticity. Regular use may also help reduce cellulite trapped beneath the skin, lessen the appearance of scars, and help burns heal significantly.