THE BENEFITS OF AN INFRARED SAUNA
Cortisol (the stress hormone) levels drop immediately after the use of a sauna and serotonin (the feel good hormone) levels increase. Scientific evidence shows that infrared sauna therapy helps the body maintain healthy levels of cortisol. It is so effective at calming you down that it is used to treat drug and alcohol addiction.
Anti-Aging and Skin Purification
Infrared wavelength is the most effective wavelength for healing the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin. Infrared stimulates collagen production to reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin tone.
Infrared saunas are used to increase range of motion include joint mobility. There is less friction in the joints, enabling of joint function to diminish stiffness and joint relaxation. Infrared saunas also penetrate deep into the tissue and increases cell growth from the inside. Infrared heat penetrates tissue, joints, and muscles to relieve aches and pains stemming from overuse, strain, or repetitive motion (perfect for after a workout). It is also perfect for athletes looking to loosen their muscles and joints before a workout to increase flexibility. Infrared heat therapy helps the production of white blood cells to alleviate inflammation and reduce swelling, two key factors in easing bodily pain.
Cell Health and Improved Circulation
The cardiovascular cleansing properties of infrared saunas allow the circulatory system to have increased circulation and oxygenation while lowering blood pressure. Infrared saunas help with weight loss, balance blood sugar and improve detoxification. The ability to heal endothelium and improve symptoms and prognosis for congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease is remarkable. Infrared saunas have clinically shown to lower blood pressure and reduce belly fat, both contributing factors to a healthy heart.
Alternate Health Care
Infrared saunas are a great alternative to over-the-counter and doctor prescribed medications. Infrared saunas are used to normalize blood pressure and cholesterol levels, aid in minor aches and pains as well as treat depression and increase wound healing time … all which can cut out the need for (specific and not all) medication.
Sweating is good for you. Sweating is one of the body’s safest and most natural ways to heal and maintain good health. An infrared sauna is specifically designed to promote a deep, healthy and natural detoxifying sweat. Infrared saunas detoxify 7x more than traditional saunas; detoxifies of heavy metals (lead, mercury, cadmium), radiation, and environmental toxins (pollution).
Infrared sauna will not make you lose weight, rather it will help aid in weight loss. As your body works to cool itself off, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories and increase your metabolism. An infrared sauna is a perfect example of a passive workout.
Infrared saunas will raise your core body temperature, inducing an artificial fever. A fever is your body’s natural mechanism to strengthen and accelerate the immune response, as seen in the case of an infection. This enhanced immune system increases your overall health and resistance to disease.
The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) consists of parasympathetic and sympathetic components that work together to control things like heartbeat, digestion, salivation, and immune response. However, sometimes these two components can inhibit one another when they work together. When this happens, the system becomes over responsive and causes allergy symptoms. This leads to the body triggering things, like pollen and pet dander, as harmful opposed to safe. Studies in Thailand and Russia have found that far infrared heat greatly improved allergy symptoms in their patients. The study in Thailand showed that the infrared sauna can shift out ANS, drastically improving symptoms.
THE BENEFITS OF CHROMOTHERAPY
Light therapy is a growing treatment for anti-aging. Many individuals have seen a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and age spots. Light therapy is effective at improving the appearance of the face, neck and chest by reducing the signs of aging, wrinkles and age spots. Combined with infrared therapy, LED phototherapy can be a great way to revitalize skin. Light therapy energizes skin cells, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, giving skin back its youthful look.
Light therapy reduces swelling, relieves pain, decreases inflammation, accelerates open wound healing and greatly reduce overall recovery after medical/surgical procedures. Patients have demonstrated increased range of motion, decreased muscle tension, and improved circulation. Rejuvenating LED light therapy can be used for pain management such as joint and back pain, sore or torn muscles, sprains, arthritis, post-surgical scars, burns, wounds and more. When used with infrared technology, light therapy is one of the most effective ways to repair the body.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
One of the most effective treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder is light therapy. While there are drug-based options and cognitive-behavioral therapy steps that can be taken, light therapy for SAD is often considered to be the safest and quickest way to shake the symptoms of this seasonal depression. A great option for most people is to spend time in an infrared sauna that has chromotherapy. This is generally considered to be a great way to address Seasonal Affective Disorder and its related side effects. Bright light can stimulate cells in the retina that connect directly to the hypothalamus, a portion of the brain that controls circadian rhythms. By using light therapy to stimulate this part of the brain, a normal circadian rhythm can be obtained and Seasonal Affective Disorder will be minimized.
- Red: Activates the circulatory and nervous systems/increases energy, stamina, vitality, stability.
- Strong Green: Provides anti-infectious, anti-septic and regenerative stimulation.
- Strong Blue: Lubricates joints, helps address infections, stress, nervous tension.
- Orange: Energized and eliminates localized fat, helps address asthma and bronchitis/stimulates creativity, optimism, enthusiasm.
- Green: Acts as a relaxant/supports balance, love, harmony, communication.
- Blue: Stimulates muscle and skin cells, nerves and the circulatory systems/increases calmness, honesty, inner peace, kindness.
- Strong Yellow: Strengthens the body and acts on internal tissue.
- Strong Pink: Act as a cleanser, strengthening the veins & arteries.
- Yellow: Reactivates and purifies the skin, helps with indigestion and bodily stress/increases fun, lightness, logic, intellect.
- Indigo: Activates and eliminates impurities from the blood stream.
- Violet: Relaxes the nerves & lymphatic system, addresses inflammation and urinary illness/stimulates, imagination, creativity, intuition.