Sweating is one of the body’s safest and most natural ways to heal and maintain good health. The leading principle of sauna detoxification states that the build-up of toxic substances can lead to a host of common illnesses. Ridding the body of these toxins through a natural sauna detox may help relieve symptoms, prevent future illness and increase overall health and vitality. Detoxification strengthens the body’s immune system and helps the biochemical processes function more efficiently so that we’re better able to digest nutrients in the food we eat. Detoxification has also been shown to be helpful with cholitis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, auto-immune disease, immune deficiency states, autism and ADD and ADHD.
In recent years, sauna detox has been widely embraced as a healthy treatment in alternative medicine. In fact, as the world moves toward more natural and self-directed treatments, sauna detoxification is getting more and more attention.
The United States Center for Disease Control estimates that the root causes of more than 80% of all illnesses are found in personal environments or lifestyles. Meaning, the world around you can make you sick. It’s in the air we breathe, and in the food we eat. There’s very little we can do to reduce exposure. We can, however, use sauna detox as a treatment to rid the body of these toxins.
Our infrared saunas are more effective than traditional saunas. Our saunas use far infrared heat to generate sweats with a toxin ratio of nearly 20% vs. a 3% ratio with traditional saunas. Rather than simply heating the ambient air to draw out toxins, our saunas will heat your core to expel them. As a result, regular usage of these saunas will provide a truly deep, productive sweat where toxins reside, at the cellular level.
Trying to lose weight? Our saunas promote weight loss by detoxifying the body and burning calories while you relax in the comfort of your own sauna suite.
Maintaining a healthy weight is important to your overall quality of life. That’s no secret. A 10-year study published by The New England Journal of Medicine discovered that the circumference of your waist alone is a critical factor for assessing the risk of premature death. In other words, by maintaining a healthy weight, you may be able to live a longer, healthier life.
Using infrared heat technology to burn calories, infrared saunas are clinically shown to aid in weight loss. Studies show that infrared saunas helped lower weight and waist circumference in just a three-month period. The common theme among subjects in the study was that far infrared sauna use was similar to moderate exercise but more relaxing. Infrared saunas can be an effective lifestyle adjuvant for those who cannot participate in traditional exercise programs due to medical conditions such as osteoarthritis, cardiovascular or respiratory problems.
In addition, according to information published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, infrared sauna weight loss sessions were shown to burn up to 600 calories.¹ During a sauna weight loss session, core temperatures increase. The body has to work hard to cool itself, causing a healthy sweat. Using an infrared sauna increases heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, burning more calories, leading to more weight loss.
Plus, regular use of our saunas may provide many of the same benefits as regular exercise, such as cardiovascular conditioning.
1 Journal of the American Medical Association, August 1981.
Relaxation & Stress Relief
Relaxation is more important to health than most people realize. The American Institute of Stress estimates that 75 to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related problems. Long-term stress is the cause of countless physiological effects on the body, including increased blood pressure, weight gain and weakening of the immune system.
According to many fitness experts, the more stressed you are, the more cortisol your body produces. Cortisol is a “fight or flight” hormone made in the adrenal glands that raises heart rate and blood pressure and leads to the deposit of excess calories in the midsection. Scientific evidence shows that infrared sauna therapy helps the body maintain healthy levels of cortisol. While cortisol levels stay the same or rise slightly during a sauna therapy session, they drop immediately afterward. In fact, our saunas have been clinically shown to reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure with regular use.
Our saunas have been designed with the utmost in comfort for greater relaxation and stress-reduction. Our saunas deliver the most therapeutic infrared sauna heat enveloping you in soothing warmth to help you relieve stress, ease your muscles and fully relax in natural comfort while experiencing an invigorating deep tissue sweat that will have you feeling fully refreshed after every sauna session.
One of the most compelling reasons to use an infrared sauna is the natural pain relief associated with infrared sauna therapy.
Now you can forego the pain pills and step into one of our healing infrared havens to relieve tension and relax 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.
For years, doctors have recommended infrared saunas because of proven relief from sports injury, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, arthritis and other chronic pain conditions. In addition, results from studies have shown that acute flexibility can increase up to 3x in infrared saunas. Benefits to an increased range of motion include joint mobility, less friction in the joints, enabling of joint function to diminish stiffness and joint relaxation.
A recent Japanese study published in the journal, Internal Medicine, showed that chronic pain patients experienced a significant reduction in pain levels (nearly 70%) after the first session of infrared sauna therapy. Pain scores also decreased significantly and remained low throughout the observation period. Researchers concluded that infrared heat therapy is effective for chronic pain treatment.1
1 Internal Medicine (Tokyo) Aug 15, 2008 by Matsushita K, Masuda A, Tei C. The First Department of Internal Medicine, Kagoshima University Hospital, Kagoshima, Japan.
Lower Blood Pressure
Studies of infrared sauna use show a reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure, both of which are key factors in maintaining a healthy heart. As part of a blood pressure therapy program, regular use of an infrared sauna is good for your heart! In the U.S. alone, one in three adults suffer from heart disease, stroke or some other form of cardiovascular disease in their lifetime. High blood pressure increases your risk of getting heart disease, kidney disease or serious stroke. Infrared sauna therapy dilates blood vessels and reduces the volume of their inner lining, thus increasing circulation to promote healthy blood pressure.
Infrared saunas heat your muscles with infrared rays, which produces an increase in blood flow similar to regular exercise. The elevation in body temperature from infrared sauna use also produces an increase in blood flow that mirrors the benefits of a passive cardiovascular workout. Regular infrared sauna use has been shown to significantly stimulate blood flow, even after your health sauna session is completed. A cardio workout has never been so relaxing!
Another benefit of improved circulation from infrared sauna use is quick muscle recovery – after your regular workouts. The increased peripheral circulation from our infrared heat reduces inflammation, decreases pain and speeds healing, all of which are important steps in helping the body recover from strenuous activity.
Anti-aging & Skin Purification
As part of a sauna skin therapy program, infrared sauna therapy helps restore skin to a youthful appearance. Forego expensive cosmetic treatments that may have limited effects or questionable long-term safety. Instead, rejuvenate your skin while also receiving all of the other health benefits associated with infrared sauna therapy.
A study published in The Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy showed significant improvements in skin appearance after just 12 weeks of sauna skin therapy using near-infrared technology. Participants experienced a reduction in wrinkles and crow’s feet, as well as improved overall skin tone, including softness, smoothness, elasticity, clarity and firmness.1
Sauna skin therapy is essential to well-toned, healthy, great-looking skin.
1 B.A. Russell, N. Kellett & L.R. Reilly. Study to Determine the Efficacy of Combination LED Light Therapy (633nm and 830 nm) in Facial Skin Rejuvenation. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, 2005; 7: pp 196-200.
Skin plays a vital role in the protection of our bodies from the external environment. When broken, it is important repair it quickly to prevent infection or further problems. Our saunas advanced heating technology has the unique ability to heal wounds faster and minimize scarring through the use of near infrared LEDs. No other sauna can do this.
Infrared sauna therapy stimulates the circulatory system, causing the heart to beat more vigorously and blood vessels to dilate, which help cleanse 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.
Several studies have shown that LEDs (like those found in our saunas) stimulate white blood cell production and collagen growth by increasing energy at the cellular level.