Humans have been using heat therapies since ancient times – to relax, to detoxify, to prevent illness, and to maintain optimal health.
Natural hot springs, Roman baths, Middle Eastern hammams, Native American sweat lodges, Asian hot tubs, and Scandinavian saunas are all examples.
Heat kills harmful bacteria, of course – fever, after all, is nature’s way of combatting infections. But saunas have multiple benefits for our health. And adding infrared technology enhances the effects.
We are happy to offer the benefits of Infrared Sauna to our patients!
“In the war on chronic pain without the use of narcotics, the infrared heat approach is another tool in the arsenal to fight chronic pain and reduce dependence on medication. In combination with other approaches, this treatment can add to quality of life, range of motion, reduced pain, and increased mobility.”
– Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, AHN-BC
IMMUNITY: Infrared heaters raise your core temperature, making your body less likely to host pathogens and increasing your production of white blood cells.
LONGEVITY: A study in Finland showed a 40% reduction in mortality in men who used a sauna regularly. And the heat increased activity in the FOXO3 master regulator gene, which has been linked to longevity.
DETOXIFICATION: Sweating helps to eliminate toxins like pesticides, heavy metals, and BPA. The higher temperatures in an infrared sauna produce more heat shock proteins, which help detoxification* at a cellular level. This has proved helpful for people with mold and mycotoxin exposure.
PAIN & INFLAMMATION: A Japanese study showed that chronic pain patients experienced a nearly 70% reduction in pain after the first session of infrared sauna therapy.
CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH: In 1981, the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported that regular sauna use “may be as effective as a means of cardiovascular conditioning and burning calories as regular exercise.”
WEIGHT LOSS: Saunas heat your core body temperature and increase your blood flow and heart rate, which may help you lose weight. According to research published in JAMA, you can burn up to 600 calories in one 30-minute sauna session.
BEAUTY: Far infrared wavelengths have been shown to increase the production of collagen, making the skin more supple. They also improve the delivery of nutrients to the skin by increasing blood flow. Sauna use may help to:
– Purify skin
– Reduce wrinkles
– Improve stretch marks & cellulite
– Treat and prevent acne & blackheads
*The primary detoxification pathways are via the liver & kidneys; skin is secondary.
Health Effects of Different Wavelengths
Now you can experience the health benefits of infrared sauna without traveling to a spa or hot spring!
Call or email us to schedule a session today.
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