Specific Health Benefits of Far-Infrared Sauna Therapy
A recent study showed that a 30-minute infrared sauna session can burn nearly 600 calories! This is because your core temperature increases and the body has to work harder to cool itself. As a result, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories.
If you suffer from arthritis or other lingering pain, step into an infrared sauna to relieve tension and relax sore muscles. Infrared sauna heat works by penetrating joints, muscles and tissues, increasing circulation and speeding oxygen flow. By reducing soreness on nerve endings, infrared heat reduces muscle spasms and helps the body heal itself naturally.
Researchers have long suggested that toxic substances are secreted from the body through sweat. Therefore, the more one can safely sweat (while maintaining proper hydration), the more toxins will be excreted from the body. The far-infrared heat generated by our sauna produces sweat that carries nearly 20% toxins. In a traditional sauna, you can only expect up to 3% toxins. As such, a sauna detox in a far-infrared sauna is up to seven times more effective than in a traditional sauna.
Scientific evidence shows that infrared sauna therapy helps the body maintain healthy levels of cortisol (the “fight or flight”) hormone that raises heart rate and blood pressure and leads to the deposit of excess calories in the midsection. While cortisol levels stay the same or rise slightly during a sauna therapy session, they drop immediately afterward encouraging relaxation and tension relief.
The elevation in body temperature from infrared sauna causes an increase in blood flow that mirrors the benefits of a passive cardiovascular workout. Regular infrared sauna use â€“ especially in the mid-infrared range â€“ has been shown to significantly stimulate blood flow, even after your health sauna session is completed. In addition, the improved circulation from infrared sauna helps boost muscle recovery, reduce inflammation, decrease pain and speed healing after an intense workout.
Skin therapy using infrared sauna is essential to well-toned, healthy, great-looking skin. By eliminating toxins and increase circulation you will see a reduction in wrinkles as well as improved overall skin tone including softness, smoothness, elasticity, clarity and firmness.