Infrared treatment or Infratherapy has been proven to provide a wide range of health benefits including detoxification and improved immune function.
There are many reasons why we should all be using an infrared sauna for health enhancement.
It's good for the skin, helps relieve chronic muscular and joint pains and increases blood circulation.
Introduction to Infrared Sauna therapy…
Infratherapy is a great way to detoxify your body. It offers deep penetrating heat, promotes metabolic activity, and triggers the release of harmful (stored) heavy metals and toxins.
Infrared therapy is ideal for people who are sensitive to heat, but still would love to try and benefit from sauna therapies.
Infrared heat provides deep warmth without affecting the outer layers of skin as much as a traditional (Finnish) dry-heat sauna would (you won’t get that stinging feeling).
Instead of getting sunburn, you can enjoy the same gentle soothing feeling in an infrared sauna.
It’s kind of like harnessing the healthier aspects of sunbathing, but without extended exposure to damaging UV sunlight rays.
What are the benefits?
Warming your body is not the only benefit..
Immune boosting therapy
Quick to heat up to desired temperature
18p cost for a 20 minute session
Infrared saunas have been proven to aid in weight loss by heating your core temperature to induce sweating, increasing both your blood flow and heart rate.
How much weight can you lose? An infrared sauna session of 20 minutes can help you burn 600 calories, the same amount as an hour-long jog on a treadmill!
Immune System Booster
Infrared heat increases your core body temperature, effectively stimulates the immune system (artificial fever) and toxin elimination in one fell swoop!
By removing impurities and dead skin cells from the surface of your body, a sauna can deliver an almost instant glow.
As you sweat through higher core temperatures, blood circulation improves to provide more oxygen and nutrients for an even healthier-looking, tighter skin tone.
The intense warmth from it has a rejuvenating effect leaving you feeling refreshed and invigorated - even just after one short session!
The calm environment created by this special kind of sweat therapy allows your body to heal through deep relaxation and rest.
Alleviate Muscle Pain
Infrared heat allows the muscles to relax, improving flexibility, making you feel less sore especially after a long workout or any physical activity. Far infrared energy relieves muscle tension by dilating peripheral blood vessels promoting healing for muscle-related injuries
Detoxes the body
Infratherapy releases built-up toxins in the body, including heavy metals such as lead and mercury. It also removes other substances like alcohol and nicotine from the body system.
It can significantly decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease!
Is it safe for children?
Toxic chemicals are harmful to children, and exposure can lead to a host of problems.
The number one risk factor for autism spectrum disorders is the presence of dangerous toxins in the body which can be caused by industrial chemicals and carbon pollution - high levels have been linked with an increased likelihood of developing childhood conditions.
(such as cancer, birth defects, asthma attacks as well as developmental disabilities including ADHD and ASD)
The use of Infratherapy has been found to reduce the toxic load in children who have autism spectrum disorders.
Children's symptoms can improve significantly - for example, better sleep patterns or increased eye/speech communication are documented improvements after a session.
Is it safe for pregnant women to use?
Please consult your doctor before using Infratherapy. The danger of maternal hypothermia . Heat can really have detrimental effects when not monitored correctly by doctors or other medical professionals.
How often can you use Infrared Sauna?
To enjoy the health benefits sauna usage three or four times per week for 20 minutes at a time (with a break of 45 minutes in between each session)
These guidelines are recommendations to minimise any negative effects, especially for those who may have a heart condition.
Infratherapy is an exceptional way to cleanse your body from toxins, but keep in mind that excessive sessions can be detrimental - with reference to the loss of body salts and other trace minerals.
Who should seek medical advice before using this therapy?
Women with breast implants
There are no studies that show infrared heat or the temperatures generated by this system can cause changes to implants, but some saline implants may be warmed excessively by the infrared heat. Anyone with acute injuries
When experiencing a recent or acute injury it might be best to wait until the pain and swelling have subsided before applying heat, but that doesn't mean giving up on infratherapy.
Recent studies show that using an IR sauna session can help with tissue oxygenation. This may provide relief for those suffering from chronically sore joints by providing some needed warmth.
Anyone with Metal Rods, Pins, and Artificial Joints
When it comes to heating up, metal and artificial joints or implants have a different heat signature than the body.
Those with any type of implant should consult their doctor before taking advantage of deep heat treatment because they could see adverse reactions in these areas if there's been an injury nearby that has not healed properly yet.