Unlike traditional saunas, IR saunas provide a gentle, soothing therapeutic heat that promotes relaxation and improved sleep.
IR sauna therapy helps you relax while receiving and invigorating deep tissue sweat, leaving you fully refreshed, rejuvenated and renewed.
IR sauna heat increases your blood circulation and stimulates the sweat glands, releasing built up toxins in the body.
Daily IR sauna sessions can help detoxify your body as it rids itself of accumulated highly toxic metals such as lead, mercury, nickel, alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and other organic and inorganic compounds.
IR saunas help to stimulate cells to release toxins, which can then be eliminated by the liver and bowel.
As you relax in an IR sauna, your body is actually hard at work producing sweat, pumping blood, and burning calories. As your body increases sweat production to cool itself, your heart will work harder to pump blood at a greater rate to boost circulation.
This increase in your metabolism will burn calories. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, regular use of an IR sauna imparts a similar stress on the cardiovascular system as that of running.
Regular use may be as effective a means of cardiovascular conditioning and burning of calories as regular exercise.
Pain Relief & Improved Heart Health
The deep heat that occurs during an IR sauna session helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscle, so they recover faster.
The heat from the sauna also helps to reduce soreness on nerve endings and muscle spasms as muscle joints and fibers are heated. Muscles relax most readily when tissues are warm, for greater flexibility and range of motion.
IR heat helps to relieve muscle tension and thereby helping your body to make the most of its intended healing abilities.
Improves Immune System
While enjoying your 40-minute IR sauna session, your core temperature is raised inducing an artificial fever. A fever is the body’s natural mechanism to strengthen and accelerate the immune response, as seen in the case of infection.
This enhanced immune system, combined with improved elimination of toxins and wastes via intense sweating, increases your overall health and resistance to disease.
The profuse sweating achieved during your 40-minute IR sauna session carries off deeply imbedded impurities and dead skin cells. This leaves the skin glowing and immaculately clean.
Increased circulation draws your skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface. As a result, you will see improved tone, elasticity, texture and fresh color.Increased circulation has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts. Since the heat of an IR sauna warms the skin so deeply cellulite reduction is an added benefit.
The increased heart rate and localized blood circulation works together to stop fatty deposits and fibrosis from accumulating liquids in the fat cells to reduce the appearance of cellulite.