Since Dr. Oz called infrared saunas “the next life extension tool”, they’ve been popping up and becoming increasingly popular around the world.
What is an Infrared Sauna:
An infrared sauna uses infrared heaters to emit infrared radiant heat which is absorbed directly into the human body, unlike traditional saunas which heat the body indirectly via air or steam. Ultimately this means the body is heated from the inside out.
Unlike the heat from a traditional sauna that heats up quite quickly, infrared heat relaxes the body and opens up the pores for a serious sweat session. An infrared sauna safely penetrates deep into joints and muscles with the same rays that come from the sun — minus the UV radiation.
How Does It Work:
As the body temperature rises by infrared heat, perspiration occurs and blood circulation increases. The muscles, organs, tissues and cells are stimulated by the heat that causes one to sweat. As a result, toxins are removed from the body through perspiration.
What is the difference between a conventional saunas and infrared saunas?
To compare, traditional conventional saunas rely on a stove to heat the air first (as hot as 220 °F) to produce it's heating effects. Far infrared sauna uses 85°-120°F. The infrared heat rays warm the body directly. Its radiant heat reaches deep, to be absorbed by your body as much as 1.5 inches (45 mm) below the skin, while producing 2 to 3 times more sweat than other saunas at a much lower temperature. The body directly absorbs as much as 93% of the heat generated by the far infrared sauna.
Infrared saunas help you excrete toxins, boost your immune system, aid in weight control and improve cardiovascular health. These saunas provide all the benefits of sitting in the natural sunlight (which many of us lack) while protecting you from the dangerous effects of solar radiation. An infrared session will also help speed up the healing process when you have a cold and your immune system is compromised.
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1. Weight Loss
Infrared saunas are unique in that they allow you the ability to lose weight by just lying there. This sounds too good to be true, but it not. And this isn’t just “water weight” we’re talking either.
Studies have shown that sitting in an infrared sauna for 30 minutes can burn upwards of 600 calories. When you use an infrared sauna, your core body temperate increases (not your surface body temperature like a traditional sauna) and your body works hard to cool it down. This causes an increase in your heart rate, metabolic rate and cardiac output, allowing you to burn calories while you sit back and relax.
Sweating is the one of your body’s natural ways to remove toxins from your system. Removing toxins from your body is a great way to avoid disease, prevent illness, and generally improve your overall health and vitality. Since infrared saunas heat your body from the core, they allow you to sweat out up to 7 times more toxins than traditional saunas.
Everyone who has ever spent time in a sauna is likely familiar with the generally euphoric feeling that results. Spending time in an infrared sauna is no different. Cortisol is a hormone that is produced by the body as a result of stress. Studies have shown that infrared heat therapy helps the body maintain healthy levels of cortisol, allowing you to relieve that day-to-day stress, and relax.
4. Pain Relief
One of the most popular reasons people turn to infrared saunas is pain relief. Infrared heat works by deeply penetrating joints, muscle and tissues, which increases circulation and speeds oxygen flow. Many doctors recommend infrared therapy to athletes for sports injury relief, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other chronic pain syndromes.
5. Lower Blood Pressure
During a session in an infrared sauna, your heart works harder to cool your body down, promoting healthy blood flow. Infrared sauna therapy is a safe and effective way to improve your heart functions and can be especially beneficial for patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol.
6. Improved Circulation
Heating your muscles with infrared rays causes a similar increase in blood flow to exercise. Never before has getting your blood going been so relaxing!
7. Skin Purification
Studies on infrared light therapy have shown improvements in skin complexion, tone, texture, elasticity and overall appearance. Less toxins in the skin equal healthier, radiant glowing skin.
So there you have it. The 7 most impressive benefits of using an infrared sauna.