As I sit in my sauna I decided to write about it ……….
My infrared sauna has been a lifesaver many times when my body just needs a little extra aid with detoxification. I find it helps a ton if you are exposed to any type of toxins and you are starting to feel the side-effects. Something as simple as a long day of travel and flying can cause you to store a lot of toxins from the fumes from the plane. Or even just working on eliminating toxins that have stored in the body from an unhealthy past lifestyle. I have some women who are estrogen dominate and we can use a sauna to pull out excess estrogen aiding in hormone balance and weight loss.
Benefits of an infrared Sauna:
Saunas are a fast and effective way to help you feel amazing. Most toxins are stored at a cellular level, infrared sauna’s can heat up the body’s core and detox your body at a level most other detoxification therapies cannot. This isn’t new news Sauna therapy has been around for centuries.
The deep penetrating heat is what most effectively stimulates metallic activity, which will then cause the body to release stored toxins through sweat, and through the liver and kidneys.
This is why your body goes into fever conditions when you get sick. When the body gets hotter the body increases metabolic activity, kills unwanted intruders, and stimulates the release of toxins. Viruses can be destroyed in the face of heat.
Highly emissive far infrared saunas help recreate your body’s fever-like response condition but raising your core body temperature, to make you feel even better inside and out.
Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna
Sweating is a critical human detox function but most people do not sweat enough. When you sweat your body eliminates toxins through your skin but if you do not sweat this will not happen. Most of us sit at a desk indoors all day causing the skin to hold onto toxins without any opportunity for you to detox them. An infrared sauna can have purify the body from the inside out.
Benefits of Infared Sauna:
- lowered blood pressure
- relaxation – stress relief
- improved circulation
- weight loss
- pain relief
- cell health/immunity
- wound healing
- oxygenation of tissues
What Exactly Is An Infrared Sauna?
When Should You Use One?
The key to making sauna use an effective detoxification method for you is daily use in the beginning and then lower to a couple times a week. I get it takes up a lot of time but the benefits are worth it.
What the difference is between traditional saunas, far infrared saunas and full spectrum infrared saunas:
- Traditional hot rock and steam saunas operate at extremely high temperatures in excess of 200 degrees Fahrenheit. This kind of heat is uncomfortable for many people, and it is not necessarily effective as it simply heats the air around you.
- Infrared light, experienced as heat, is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum and is necessary for all living things. Far infrared has the ability to penetrate human tissue providing a deep, detoxifying sweat. Far infrared saunas are the most common on the market.
- Full spectrum saunas emit three infrared wavelengths independently – near, mid and far. At optimal frequencies, the different wavelengths can precisely target specific benefits. Near infrared light shouldn’t be confused with ordinary red light. Therapeutic near infrared light is invisible to the naked eye and has a consistent output without extreme heat or light.
Not all infrared saunas are the same.
Types of Infrared Saunas
If you are using an infrared sauna for health benefits, the most important thing to consider is heater emissivity, which is a measurement of how efficiently infrared heat is being conducted. High emissivity equals high quality and quantity of infrared light.
Here are a few guidelines for safe and effective sauna use:
- Make sure you hydrate with at least 8 ounces of water to prepare your body for an increase in core body temperature.
- The optimal sauna experience occurs between 100° and 130°
- Gradually increase session length towards 40 minute daily sessions at the optimal temperature range
- Don’t be surprised if you don’t sweat during the first few sessions. Sweating will increase with regular use, removing toxins and leaving you feeling great.
- Listen to your body and be aware of excessive detoxifying. If you begin to feel flu-like symptoms, discontinue use and consult your physician.
- Post sauna session, drink at least 24 ounces of water or electrolytes to r.hydrate.
Ready to Sweat?
Infrared saunas are more effective at stimulating detoxification and gentler on the body than traditional hot rock saunas, steam rooms, and hot tubs. Deep, cellular sweating is key to detoxify.