What Is an Infrared Sauna?
Sauna treatments have been used to help heal the body for thousands of years. They have been used for decreasing stress, increasing relaxation and detoxifying the body among Europeans and Native American cultures. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg invented the first infrared lamp sauna around 100 years ago and since then there have been a lot of improvements. Today Naturopathic doctors, holistic practitioners and many other healers around the world use this wonderful hot therapy.
The infrared sauna uses light and heat as a natural way to help detox and relax the body. They omit a infrared light wave that intern creates a deep heat in the core of your system, causing you to release stored toxins via sweat.
Saunas have many benefits including: pain reduction, joint and muscle support, anti-aging effects, improved skin conditions like psoriasis, stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, increased detoxification and more. The major impact of the infrared sauna is it's ability to bring the body into a parasympathetic state - or resting and digesting. This is so important for today's society where we are living in sympathetic state of stress - fight or flight.
How Does an Infrared Sauna Work?
Infrared saunas reduce inflammation in the body by increasing circulation, boosting metabolism, fighting off free radicals and removing toxins. The sauna delivers (FIR) or far-infrared light wave radiation directly to the body. This type of heat causes a natural increase in the bodies core temperature by activating thermoreceptors on the skin.
What's amazing is that the FIR light waves enable the body to detox by altering the cell membranes, the DNA and the intracellular fluid as well as the extracellular fluid which increases cell metabolism. Infrared saunas can make dramatic changes in your body chemistry helping restore homeostasis in simple to even chronic disease states.
Infrared light treatment usually works within just 15–20 minutes and can be done within your home or at the sauna coming to the clinic in the next few months!.
Awesome Benefits of Using a Infrared Sauna
- etoxification by increased sweating and cleansing the skin
- Improved Circulation by increasing heart rate and long term prevention of cardiovascular disease.
- Decreased brain fog an improved metal clarity
- Decreased stress and deeper relaxation
- Lose weight by increasing metabolism and burn calories
- Increased social time by enjoying the sauna with a friend
- Decreased joint and muscle pain by relaxing muscles
- Increased Digestion
- Decreased symptoms of chronic fatigue
- Improves side effects of diabetes
It's a good idea to talk to Dr. LuLu before starting treatments with infrared saunas if you have sensitive skin, a history of heart problems or take medications. Infrared saunas are powerful devices and capable of changing your perspiration and heart rates and Dr. LuLu can work with you to help discern if sauna therapy is right for you.