Infrared Sauna Therapy
What is Infrared Sauna Therapy?
Infrared light (experienced as heat) is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum (that which does not contain harmful UV rays). It has the ability to penetrate human tissue up to 3 inches to produce a host of health benefits. Infrared saunas are an effective tool for natural healing and prevention and regular use has a cumulative effect on the body, which is why we recommend using our infrared saunas at least twice a week. Our saunas are specifically designed to promote a deep, healthy and natural detoxifying sweat.
DetoxificationHeating the body’s core temperature allows the body to sweat deep to the cellular level where toxins reside resulting in a natural detoxification.
Unlike typical saunas with their harsh heat, infrared heat is a soothing, therapeutic heat that promotes relaxation while giving a deep tissue sweat leaving you feeling refreshed and invigorated.
An infrared wavelength is the most effective wavelength for healing the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin. Infrared treatments stimulate collagen production to reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin tone.
As the body works to cool itself down the cardiac output and metabolic rate increase allowing you to burn up to 600 calories in one sauna session.
Infrared therapy stimulates the circulatory system and more fully oxygenate the body’s cells. Better blood circulation means more toxins flow from the cellular level to the skin’s surface to improve cell health, aid in muscle recovery and strengthen the immune system.
Infrared saunas induce a deep sweat to make the heart pump faster, which in turn increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure and helps circulation.
Thermal therapy, specifically sauna bathing, has long been known to be of great therapeutic benefit to the vascular system. Improved blood flow, enhanced oxygenation and greater vessel elasticity impart immeasurable health benefits, not just to the vascular system, but to the cardiovascular system as well.
Infrared heat therapy promotes cardiovascular conditioning in a manner similar to that of aerobic activity, with minimal exertion. During a sauna session, your core body temperature rises, prompting the blood vessels in your body to dilate. This expansion, referred to as “vasodilation”, triggers a physiological response that includes an increase in heart rate, metabolic rate and cardiac output. The subsequent stress that is placed upon your cardiovascular system conditions your heart in the same way that running on the treadmill or taking your favorite spin class would. Blood vessels become more pliable and elastic from continual contraction and expansion as they are heated and cooled, and the increased demand for oxygen in your muscles prompts an increase in heart rate, stimulating the heart to become more efficient at pumping oxygenated blood throughout the body.