What are the health benefits of far infrared sauna?
For years, saunas have been relaxation staples at spas and gyms: the heat feels good. Now researchers are discovering the ancient Scandinavian tradition also confers a variety of health benefits, from removing toxins to promoting better circulation, which is why more doctors are recommending it for their patients. In particular, a type called far infrared is proving to be especially beneficial for improving cardiovascular health, pain conditions, fatigue, chronic respiratory ailments and sports performance.
What is Far Infrared?
Far Infrared (FIR) is a region in the infrared spectrum of electromagnetic radiation. Far infrared sauna involves use of FIR rays to slightly elevate the surface temperature of the body, promoting a stimulating detoxification of the physical body. Far Infrared Rays are invisible waves of energy that have the ability to penetrate all layers of the body, providing soothing healing of the body's inner-most tissues, muscles and bone.
The Infrared Difference
Unlike conventional saunas which use radiant heat from sauna rocks, far infrared sauna uses infrared light rays to penetrate the body more deeply with nurturing heat that is far more comfortable to stay in for longer sessions. This sauna has solo carbon panels that produce Far Infrared heat. Infrared is what we get from the sun but this heat is without the harmful UV rays. Unlike a regular sauna that heats your skin, the Far Infrared heats your core, getting it to a more effective temperature. This in turn increases your blood flow and leads to many health benefits.
Studies publishes in the American Journal of Cardiology found that patients with chronic heart failure experienced improvements in aerobic capacity and were able to walk further. Other studies results showed improvement in blood pressure improvement for patients suffering with hypertension. Other studies resulted in patients experiencing decrease in pain, stiffness and fatigue among people with rheumatoid arthritis and all other auto-immune diseases.
How can it help with so many conditions?
Through the sweating process, toxins like heavy metals and organic pollutants are removed through the skin, which helps the body work better. Also, by heating the body, using Far Infrared, it improved circulation, which allows blood to flow to the muscle tissue more easily; this in turn helps your body feel and function better.
Other research suggests far infrared releases 20% toxins, where a traditional sauna releases only 3%. Muscle tension has been improved as deeper heat reaches the muscles, increasing circulation while decreasing friction. Also stretching a deeply heated muscle can help it elongate farther, developing a greater range of motion. Therefore it is highly beneficial to use far infrared heat before massage, physical therapy and chiropractic.
Other Benefits of Far Infrared
Detoxification, Lower Blood Pressure, Improved Circulation, Cell Health, Anti Aging and Skin Purification, Wound Healing, Stress Management and Relaxation, Pain Relief, Weight Loss
Recommended Use: 30 minutes per day maximum. Benefits for just one session are bountiful but try multiple sessions over a 4-6 week period followed by maintenance once a week for a deep effective cleanse. Try the infrared sauna before a facial to open up the pores, or before a massage for maximum muscle relaxation and deeper more effective massage, or, after a colonic for additional relaxing detoxification.
If someone stays in a sauna too long, dehyration, mineral depletion, heat exhaustion, and hypotension can all occur, please exercise caution.
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