As you might know, sweating is a great way to burn calories and rid your body of unwanted toxins. But what about in those cases that you’re injured, or unable to exercise…how do you detox?
Not only does infrared therapy help you sweat, but the far infrared light goes three times deeper into your body than traditional sweating to release a wide range of toxins, including heavy metals like mercury and lead, and environmental chemicals. The benefits don’t stop there. With infrared sauna technology, you can lose weight, relieve chronic pain, increase blood circulation, purify your skin, and best of all…relax!
Sweating is one of the body’s most natural ways to eliminate toxins, making it a crucial component of detoxification. When compared to traditional sweat methods including Swedish saunas, infrared sweat therapy allows you to eliminate about seven times more toxins due to its ability to increase your blood circulation.
Daily sauna sweating can help detoxify your body as it rids itself of accumulated highly toxic metals (lead, mercury, nickel, and cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and many other organic and inorganic compounds.
“It has been known for decades that sweating is a wonderful way to get rid of stored chemicals, including heavy metals. In fact, sauna is one of the detoxification procedures used in the Environmental Units in Dallas (Dr. William Rea) and North Charleston (Dr. Allan Lieberman) where the sickest of folks go to heal.” Dr. Sherry Rogers, Total Wellness, May 2000.
2. Pain Relief
From muscle strains and joint pain to serious conditions such as fibromyalgia, infrared saunas can relieve pains by reducing inflammation to the site. This works through increasing blood circulation to heal the area quicker, and relaxing your muscles.
Infrared sweat therapy is the ultimate relaxation tool! Not only is it your time to get away from the stresses of everyday life, but it helps balance your body’s level of cortisol, your body’s primary stress hormone.
Infrared Saunas have also been shown to affect the autonomic nervous system putting your body in the parasympathetic, “rest and digest” state which allows your body to heal and recover. The heat generated will relax your muscles and relieve tension throughout the body, allowing you to relax and de-stress.
4. Weight Loss
Saunas in general, infrared or traditional, increase your core temperature, thus raising your heart rate from the body working to cool itself. A 2017 European Journal of Preventive Cardiology study found that participants’ heart rates were elevated for up to 30 minutes following a sauna session – not unlike what you experience after a moderate-intensity cardio exercise such as jogging.
Using an infrared sauna increases heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, and can burn up to 1,500 calories in a 55 minute session. This conditions your cardiovascular system, which can provide many of the same benefits of regular exercise.
5. Skin Purification
From sweating out impurities and dead skin cells your skin is left glowing and immaculately clean. The increased circulation from sweating will also draw your skin’s natural nutrients to the surface. Increased blood circulation has also been proven to relieve acne, eczema and psoriasis, as well as heal burns, cuts and wounds, reducing scarring.
Far infrared wavelength light also increases the production of collagen and elastin fibers, which makes your skin supple and smoother. From sweating you’ll see improved tone and texture, elasticity, and a fresh glowing color as well as many anti-aging benefits.
6. Better Immune System
The deep sweat will raise your core body temperature, inducing an artificial “fever”. This helps your immune system because fever is the body’s natural mechanism to strengthen and accelerate the immune response, as seen in the case of infection. Your artificial fever combined with the deep elimination of toxins and wastes will increase your overall immune system and resistance to disease.