What is Infrared Sauna Therapy?
What are the benefits of Infrared Sauna use?
1. Removes Toxins and Heavy Metals from the Body
Sweating is a highly effective means of eliminating toxins. Research indicates that sauna use promotes the elimination of a variety of environmental toxins, including hormone-disrupting BPA, pesticides, and heavy metals
2. Improves blood circulation and oxygenation
When body temperature rises in a sauna, blood vessels dilate and blood flow increases. Increased blood circulation enhances nutrient and oxygen delivery to tissues and organs, promoting their optimal function and regeneration.
3. Promotes Weight Loss
Using an infrared sauna lowers blood pressure while simultaneously raising heart rate; these effects mimic cardiovascular exercise and may even help you with weight loss!
4. Promotes younger, healthier-looking skin
Sauna use is associated with improvements in skin hydration and complexion. When combined with Red LED light therapy, far infrared sauna use may also enhance collagen production in the skin, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
5. Reduce Stress
Living in a state of chronic stress impairs the body’s ability to heal and eliminate toxins. Using an infrared sauna helps us transition from sympathetic mode into parasympathetic mode.
6. Fight infection and Boost Immunity
The body’s core temperature can increase by up to three degrees during a typical infrared sauna session! Raising body temperature is an excellent strategy for killing off harmful bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites that have infected the body.
7. Lowers Inflammation and Pain
Infrared sauna reduces inflammation, suggesting that it may be beneficial in the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and autoimmune diseases. Infrared sauna use causes the body to release endorphins, which are opioid-like molecules that serve as natural painkillers.
8. Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease
By reducing blood pressure and increasing oxygenation and circulation, saunas support heart health and may reduce the risk of heart disease.
9. Benefits the brain
Using a sauna increases the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a compound that promotes the growth of new brain cells and improves brain function and memory. In addition, regular sauna use significantly reduces the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease!
What are the contraindications?
Pregnancy, waxing, cardiovascular conditions, chronic conditions associated with reduced ability to perspire, alcohol abuse, hemophiliacs, fever, joint injury, insensitivity to heat, metal pins, rods or artificial joints
Give us a call at 858-291-8374 if you have further questions prior to booking.