BENEFITS OF INFRARED SAUNA
Infrared Sauna Benefits: Why Sauna?
Saunas can quickly and effectively help you get back to feeling fabulous again. Sauna therapy has been around for centuries as a way to detoxify your body, but did you know that full-spectrum infrared saunas can go even further by heating up your body’s core to a cellular level, where most toxins are stored?
Infrared’s deep penetrating heat is what most effectively stimulates metabolic activity, which in turn triggers the release of stored toxins through sweat, as well as through the liver and kidneys.
Think about it: this is why your body goes into fever conditions when you’re sick— a hotter body increases metabolic activity, kills unwanted intruders, and stimulates the release of toxins. In addition, viruses and sometimes even tumor cells can be destroyed in the face of heat.
Highly emissive far infrared saunas help recreate your body’s fever-like response condition but raise your core body temperature, to make you feel even better inside and out. This post explains what they are and how they work to upgrade you from the inside-out.
Upgrade Your Core With Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna
Sweating is a critical human detox function, yet most people don’t sweat regularly or enough. Sweating helps the body make use of its ability to use the skin to eliminate toxins. The body is very effective at eliminating toxins this way, but it only works if we make the body sweat.
Worse, many of us sit at desks all day, and in air-conditioned indoor environments. In these conditions, the skin stores the toxins with little opportunity to eliminate them.
To combat these effects, infrared sauna systems help us to purify our bodies from the inside out.
What Exactly Is An Infrared Sauna, And When Should You Use One?
First, it helps to understand what the difference is between traditional saunas, far infrared saunas, and full spectrum infrared saunas:
Traditional hot rock and steam saunas operate at extremely high temperatures in excess of 200 degrees Fahrenheit. This kind of heat is uncomfortable for many people, and it is not necessarily effective as it simply heats the air around you.
Infrared light, experienced as heat, is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum and is necessary for all living things. Far infrared has the ability to penetrate human tissue providing a deep, detoxifying sweat. Far infrared saunas are the most common on the market.
Full spectrum saunas emit three infrared wavelengths independently – near, mid and far. At optimal frequencies, the different wavelengths can precisely target specific benefits. A near-infrared light shouldn’t be confused with ordinary red light. Therapeutic near-infrared light is invisible to the naked eye and has a consistent output without extreme heat or light.
The key to making sauna use an effective detoxification method for you is daily use. Using it once and awhile will help, but it is daily use that will result in these long-term benefits.
BENEFITS OF FULL SPECTRUM INFRARED SAUNAS
CONSULT PHYSICIAN PRIOR TO USE
DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT, HAVE SERIOUS INFLAMMATION, A FEVER, A COMMUNICABLE DISEASE, ACUTE BLEEDING, OR INTOXICATED.
Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician or a pharmacist for possible changes in the drug’s effect when the body is exposed to infrared waves or elevated body temperature. Diuretics, barbiturates, and beta-blockers may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Anticholinergics such as amitriptyline may inhibit sweating and can predispose individuals to heat rash or heat stroke. Some over-the-counter drugs, such as antihistamines, may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.
The core body temperature of children rises much faster than that of adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating. When using with a child, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time.
Pregnant women should consult a physician before using an infrared sauna.
The ability to maintain core body temperature decreases with age. This is primarily due to circulatory conditions and decreased sweat gland function. The body must be able to activate its natural cooling processes in order to maintain core body temperature. When using with the elderly, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time.
Chronic Conditions /Diseases Associated with a Reduce Ability to Sweat or Perspire
Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors and Diabetes with Neuropathy are conditions that are associated with a reduced ability to sweat.
An individual who has a fever should not use an infrared sauna until the fever subsides. Insensitivity to Heat An individual with insensitivity to heat should not use an infrared sauna
Alcohol / Alcohol Abuse
Contrary to popular belief, it is not advisable to attempt to “sweat out” a hangover. Alcohol intoxication decreases a person’s judgment; therefore, he/she may not realize when the body has a negative reaction to high heat. Alcohol also increases the heart rate, which may be further increased by heat stress.
Individuals with cardiovascular conditions or problems (hypertension/hypotension) congestive heart failure, impaired coronary circulation or those who are taking medications which might affect blood pressure should exercise caution when exposed to prolonged heat. Heat stress increases cardiac output and blood flow in an effort to transfer internal body heat to the outside environment via the skin (perspiration) and respiratory system. This takes place primarily due to major changes in the heart rate, which has the potential to increase by thirty (30) beats per minute for each degree increase in core body temperature
Hemophiliacs / individuals Prone to Bleeding
The use of infrared saunas should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding
Heating of the low back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase their menstrual flow
If you have a recent (acute) joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours after an injury or until the swollen symptoms subside. If you have a joint or joints that are chronically hot and swollen, these joints may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind.
Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your physician prior to using an infrared sauna.
Pacemaker / Defibrillator
The magnets used to assemble our wooden saunas (not used in the Solo System) can interrupt the pacing and inhibit the output of pacemakers. Please discuss with your doctor the possible risks this may cause.