As body temperature rises, perspiration occurs and blood circulation increases. The muscles and organs are stimulated and toxic waste is removed from the body through perspiration. Conventional saunas need higher air temperatures to pull impurities from the body. The infrared heated saunas penetrate more directly. This means impurities can be pushed out using lower and more comfortable temperatures.
The rise in body temperature which occurs in the Infrared Sauna simulates a natural fever, which in turn simulates our immune system. The cells in our body which fight disease are activated and increase, which is helpful in shortening the recovery time for colds and flus. An activated immune system protects the body by neutralising and destroying disease producing substances such as viruses, toxins, bacterium and mutated cells.
Infrared energy provides many therapeutic benefits and has been effectively used to treat arthritis, bursitis, fibromyalgia, backache, sprains, strains and other muscular-skeletal ailments.
Dr Leon Silverstone, who develops non-invasive devices for the treatment of chronic pain, believes that the penetrating infrared energy increases blood flow and local temperature. This brings nutrients and oxygen to any soft tissue region being treated, and at the same time stimulates the removal of accumulated toxins.
Infrared energy can also reduce the levels of lactic acid in the body that causes soreness and stiffness following exercise.
A 30 minute sauna creates approximately the same amount of perspiration as a ten kilometre run. As your body increases sweat production to cool itself, your heart works harder to boost circulation, thus improving your cardiovascular system. Infrared saunas make it possible for people who have difficulty exercising, to achieve a cardiovascular training effect.
Infrared saunas are excellent for increasing blood circulation to the skin, essential for a beautiful, youthful glow. The infrared energy causes your capillaries and vessels to dilate which stimulates blood flow and draws more oxygen and nutrients to your skin’s surface. This keeps skin moisturized and gives it a soft, pink glow.
Sweating also opens up skin pores which helps eliminate waste products and impurities such as dirt, oil and makeup. Once these are removed the likelihood that skin conditions such as pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, acne, eczema, and psoriasis will occur, reduce substantially. Open wounds have also been known to heal faster, which reduces scarring.
WEIGHT CONTROL & CELLULITE
Consistent use of the infrared sauna can improve the skin’s tone and texture, and diminish the look of cellulite. The heat helps break up fat cells stored in tissue, and flushes them out of your system. Infrared energy can also aid in sensible weight loss programs by speeding up your metabolism. According to Cynthia Phillips book ‘100 Ways to Supercharge Your Metabolism’ infrared saunas enable you to burn 300 calories in one 30-minute sauna session. The metabolism boosting benefits lasts for up to three hours afterward, potentially leading to even more calories burned.
Relaxation of the mind and body is possibly the most immediate benefit from the Infrared Sauna. In addition to the stress-relieving aspects of penetrating heat, you may leave a sauna session with a heightened sense of well-being. The high temperature can relax tense muscles, and provide pain relief to aching joints. The enclosed environment also provides an opportunity to quiet your mind, and let go of the hectic demands of every-day life. We want to help you feel rejuvenated and renewed, restored in body, mind and spirit.