Sweating is good for you. You need to sweat. Toxins are ingested and retained every day, from the food we eat to the air we breathe. Sweating is one of the body’s safest and most natural ways to heal and maintain good health. The more you safely sweat, the more toxic substances you will expel from your skin and body, including dead skin cells, oils, dirt, bacteria, and much more. Infrared saunas are specifically designed to promote a deep, healthy, and natural detoxifying sweat and has been embraced as a healthy treatment in alternative medicine. Detoxification is nothing new as researchers have long told us about the benefits of sweating.
Infrared saunas are more effective at detoxifying than traditional saunas. Infrared saunas can help to mobilize specific toxins, such as some heavy metals like Mercury, in deeper tissues which makes them more effective at removing these toxins. Rather than only heating the ambient air to draw out toxins, the infrared sauna detox heats up your core by raising your core body temperature by two-to-three degrees, which helps your body expel more toxins. This provides a deep, productive sweat.
Infrared light is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum. It has the ability to penetrate human tissue gently in order to provide a wealth of health benefits. This is the same spectrum which stimulates plant growth due to cell generation. Infrared can be divided into three main categories – near, mid, and far-infrared light. The shortest wavelength is near-infrared. It penetrated deepest into your body and heats you from the inside out. Mid-infrared waves help to boost circulation by improving vasodilation. It also helps increase metabolism and raises the heart rate, which helps cells get more oxygen. Far-infrared rays are similar to the natural heat of our bodies and readily captured by our cells. They help to enhance and strengthen our energy stores. Using an infrared sauna provides a holistic, natural approach to a healthier body and mind.
Most people are much more health-conscious than in the years past. We manage things such as our diet, activity levels, how much water we drink daily, our mental health – regular usage of an infrared sauna helps to support all of these along with additional benefits for skin, circulation, weight loss, immunity, stress relief, and muscle recovery.
Benefits of Regular Infrared Sauna Use:
Skin – Infrared saunas cause you to sweat from infrared heat, not actual heat, which can help clean out any clogged pores you may have. This can help reduce acne as well as improve the appearance of acne scarring. Because the infrared sauna increases the circulation and delivery of oxygen to injured and damaged areas as well as promoted faster healing and human cell growth, cell turnover is increased and this gives scars a much better appearance. Research has also shown that exposure to infrared leads to increased collagen and elastin in the skin, which are two of the most important ingredients for healthy skin. Infrared saunas reach into the deeper layers of the skin and effectively remove toxins such as dead skin cells, oil, and bacteria clog your pores and can lead to many health issues.
Circulation – Infrared saunas stimulate the circulatory system, causing the heart to beat more vigorously and blood vessels to dilate. This helps to cleanse the circulatory system and fully oxygenate cells. More toxins flow from deep tissue to the skin’s surface with better blood circulation.
Weight Loss – While detoxifying the body, infrared saunas also help to burn calories. Maintaining a healthy weight is important to general health and well-being. Infrared sauna use is similar to moderate exercise, but much more relaxing. This is especially helpful for those who have medical conditions that make exercise difficult, such as muscle or joint problems and some cardiovascular and respiratory problems. During an infrared sauna session, the body’s core temperature, heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate are all increased which means the body is working hard to cool itself, causing a healthy sweat. This also means more calories are being burned, and this leads to weight loss.
Immunity – Infrared saunas can stimulate white blood cell production and T-cell production to help ward off viruses. It can also help stimulate collagen growth by increasing energy at the cellular level.
Stress Relief – Relaxation is important to health as stress impacts the body as well as the mind. Long-term stress has many physiological effects on the body, including weakening of the immune system, increased blood pressure, and even weight gain due to the higher levels of cortisol being produced by your body when it is under stress. Infrared therapy soothes the mind by enveloping the body with warmth.
Muscle Recovery – Exercise and training is important to athletes as well as those just trying to love a healthy lifestyle. Muscle recovery is as important as the actual physical exertion is. This is the time between training sessions when the body works to heal any damaged tissue and rebuild the muscles. Heat in general is great for recovery and relieving pain and inflammation. Infrared heat penetrates deeper down into the joints, muscles, and tissues because it heats the body from within. The increase in blood flow and circulation helps to create new blood vessels at the site of injury or inflammation as well as helps muscles rebuild faster.
Infrared Saunas are recognized as a natural, safe, and effective wellness practice for preventive and restorative health care. Individual results may vary. ZEN Relaxing Wellness Center does not dispense medical advice or prescribe the use of any service as a replacement form of treatment for any physical, mental, or medical condition(s) diagnosed and/or treated by a doctor, neither directly nor indirectly. Zen Relaxing Wellness Center’s main goal is to offer information and services to help clients in their quest for overall good health and well-being. (See Liability Waiver for more information on contraindicates).