What is an infrared sauna? What benefits does it provide?
Infrared heat is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum, which can gently and comfortably penetrate human tissue to produce a host of health benefits.
Unlike traditional saunas, infrared heat is effective at a more comfortable operating temperature than traditional saunas (100°-150°F for infrared vs. 200°F for a traditional sauna). By penetrating human tissue, infrared heat has been found seven times more effective than traditional saunas at detoxifying the body.
Because of the proven benefits of the full infrared spectrum of heat, Near, Mid and Far; this sauna uses all three wavelengths. Near, Mid and Far Infrared each provides its own special benefits.
Near Infrared waves have a shorter frequency range and penetrate the epidermis layer of the skin. This effect makes it a safe and optimal choice for skin rejuvenation, wound healing, and skin health. The Near Infrared technology used in my sauna is similar to the infrared used in cosmetic and healing devices. The LED technology used allows the heaters to produce consistent near infrared without extreme heat or light, making it a safe option for near infrared use.
Because Mid Infrared waves penetrate deeper into the body, they are beneficial for increasing circulation. So much so that mid infrared therapy mirrors the benefits of a passive cardiovascular workout! Regular mid infrared sauna therapy has been shown to significantly stimulate blood flow; its effects continuing even after the sauna session is completed.
Because Far Infrared heats the body directly rather than simply warming the air, it raises the core body temperature and produces a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where most toxins reside. Far infrared also aids in high blood pressure reduction and weight loss, burning up to 600 calories in one 40-minute session and is extremely effective in relaxing joint and muscle tension.
Detoxification has become increasingly necessary to our overall health. Continuous exposure to many chemicals, through air, water, food, and personal hygiene products result in negative health impacts. Many of us are challenged by on-going toxicity issues such as fatigue or flu-like aches and pains that undermine our quality of life. Depending on our ability or inability to detoxify naturally occurring toxins, as well as, man-made chemicals, more and more of us are becoming chronically sick. Far Infrared Saunas release toxins through sweat helping to restore the body’s natural balance. Infrared can help with various conditions and ailments such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue, digestion, depression and anxiety, detoxification, relaxation, reduction of stress and fatigue, increased immunity , aids with weight loss, reduction of cellulite, improved circulation, and skin purification.
But what happens when we also add Himalayan Salt to the Infrared Sauna?
In addition to the benefits of the infrared sauna, adding Himalayan Salt releases negatively charged ions which serve to purify the circulating air as well as allow our bodies to reap health benefits including stress reduction, energy increases, and mood boosts at a biochemical level. Containing at least 84 naturally occurring trace elements in their natural mineral form, the benefits of Halotherapy (the inhalation of micronized dry salt within a chamber) are abundant.
By gently heating the Himalayan
salt, the moisture attracting properties of the salt are activated, allowing
the natural humidity in the air to condense on the surface of the salt blocks,
triggering the natural ionization process. During this process, the salt
releases negative ions that in turn attach themselves to dust, bacteria, and
other pollutants, effectively purifying the circulating air. Some more of the
added benefits include but are not limited to:
- Relieve Muscle Cramps
- Increased Bone Strength
- Promote Sleep
- Enhance Libido
- Vascular Health
- Blood Pressure
- Regulate water content in body
- Achieve a healthy pH Balance
- Regulate Blood Sugar
- Generate Hydroelectric Energy
- Respiratory Health
- Sinus Health
- Relieve Muscle Cramps
When the effect of pure Himalayan salt is added to Infrared Sauna, the result is a truly superior sauna experience.