Almost everyone has heard of a sauna… but how many have heard of the Infrared Sauna?
Although they may not be as well known, Infrared saunas are incredibly good for us and deliver many more health benefits to the ‘traditional’, better known saunas.
Infrared saunas heat you from the inside instead of the outside so that it increases your heart rate and metabolism to achieve the same cardiovascular benefits of doing a cardio session in the gym. The benefits don’t stop there though – the Infrared light penetrates our tissues and stimulates our bodies’ natural ability to heal itself on a cellular level. This means that our bodies are able to completely heal ourselves from most illnesses/conditions or syndromes. There is much research out there on the benefits but basically they have been shown to improve or eliminate symptoms of all kinds of issues as they allow the cells or areas that aren’t functioning correctly to repair themselves. This means that you are treating the root cause of the issue not simply trying to find something that minimised the symptoms. I have always liked the saying – ‘You don’t get a headache because of a lack of painkillers in your system!’
Why cover up symptoms when you can treat the cause?
So why should we be using an Infrared Sauna?
We are, as a whole, more stressed in today’s society than ever before. Not only are our work and personal lives far more stressed but also our environments are far less healthy for us. Whether you make an effort to avoid using chemicals in the home or not, drive or walk, eat organic or not, exercise or not… or whatever the toxin source is we are surrounded by harmful chemicals no matter how hard we try and avoid them.
In the last 50 or so years there has been an estimated increase of 5 million new chemicals created! That is a lot of new chemicals that are polluting our air, water and food. Our bodies weren’t originally designed to cope with the sheer volume of toxins/chemicals we face today in everyday life. So where our bodies (that emit Infrared rays themselves) worked well in the past we need to give them a little helping hand today to promote healing and repair within the body. The body will absorb the FAR infrared rays into our tissues and cells and utilise them in the areas that need them most.
Getting hot may cause sweat, and sweat is a valid toxin elimination pathway, it doesn’t get as deep into our tissues and doesn’t allow the body regain proper cell function as the Infrared rays will. With an infrared sauna sweating isn’t necessary to see and feel results.
Here is a list of some of the conditions that Infrared saunas have been used to treat successfully and some of the benefits