Infrared Sauna & Color Therapy

FAR INFRARED SAUNA VS. CONVENTIONAL SAUNA

People have been detoxifying and restoring themselves through sweating throughout history. Some use conventional steam, some use heated rocks, and others use efficient infrared heaters. A study analyzing the chemical composition of sweat found that the sweat of participants using the box of hot rocks sauna had 95-97% water, while the sweat of those using an infrared sauna was 80-85% water--the rest being composed of cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, heavy metals (such as mercury and cadmium), sulfuric acid, ammonia, sodium, and uric acid. (Detoxification Through the Skin by Mark Sircus Ac., OMD). 

WHY WE NEED TO DETOXIFY?

The United States Centers for Disease Control estimate that over 80% of all illnesses have environmental and lifestyle causes. Therefore, detox has also become a prominent therapy as people have become more aware of environmental pollution. For example, it is estimated that one in every four Americans suffers from some level of heavy metal poisoning, including mercury, lead, cadmium and aluminum. 

Toxins in the body also include chemical pollutants such as pesticides, DDT, PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) and food additives. Drugs and alcohol also have toxic effects in the body. (Source: Sweat It All Out; How Stuff Works; Zane R. Gard, MD & Erma J. Brown) 

THE BENEFITS

The benefits of using an infrared sauna are:

  • better sleep

  • relaxation

  • detoxification

  • weight loss

  • relief from sore muscles

  • relief from joint pain such as arthritis

  • clear and tighter skin

  • improved circulation

  • help for people with chronic fatigue syndrome

People have been using saunas for centuries for all sorts of health conditions. 

  • A small 10-person study found that people with chronic fatigue syndrome benefited from using an infrared sauna as part of an overall treatment.

  • Another 10-person study found that infrared saunas helped decrease muscle soreness and increase recovery from strength-training sessions.

  • According to one review, several studies have found that infrared light therapy saunas may help reduce blood pressure.

There’s nothing quite like a 30-minute sweat session in a sauna. You feel more relaxed and rested after you’re done, and the heat helps relieve sore muscles and improves your overall health and well-being.

THE EXPERIENCE

Here are some tips and things to know for your session:

  • Drink water. Make sure you’re hydrated before going into an infrared sauna. Drink a glass of water before your session. You can also bring water into the sauna, especially if you’re sensitive to higher heats.

  • The sauna will be at approximately 135-140 degrees

  • The session is 30 minutes long.

  • Clothing. How you dress is your choice. Some people will wear bathing suits, while others prefer to go in naked.

  • What you can do while in the sauna. Relax, read, meditate or listen to music.

  • After the session is over towel off.  If you are able to go home and shower off it is best.  Drink lots of water throughout the day.

  • Number of sessions per week. Most facilities that offer infrared sauna treatments recommend using the sauna two to four days per week. If you are healthy and tolerate the four days, you can use the sauna daily.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOUR FIRST SESSION

There are a few things you should know before indulging in your first session.

  • Avoid using an infrared sauna if you’ve been drinking alcohol.

  • If you feel ill or have a fever, it’s best to wait to use the sauna until you’re feeling better.

  • Using an infrared sauna will cause you to sweat a lot, so you may feel lightheaded when you stand up. If this happens, make sure you get up slowly and sit down once you leave the sauna. Drink water immediately after finishing your session and wait for your body to cool down before doing anything else.

  • In extreme cases, some people may experience overheating (heat stroke and heat exhaustion) or dehydration.

If you have any health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart problems, or are under medical care, get cleared by your doctor before your first session. Even though infrared saunas have been found to be fairly safe, you don’t want to take any chances when it comes to your health and safety.

DISCLAIMER:

 The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only and does not address individual circumstances or medical conditions. It may not be right for you and should not be relied upon in making decisions about your health. Always consult your doctor for medical advice.

SESSIONS:  30 min./$30 

PACKAGES:  6 sessions/ $150

ADD ON: The Ionic Foot Detox or BioMat Amethyst Bed to enhance the detoxification process! 

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