Far Infrared Sauna:
Healthy, Healing Heat
Saunas are as old as human history. Many societies, from Finland and Ireland to the North American Tribes have used sweat as a means of detoxification. In the last thirty years, saunas have attracted interest from scientists and practitioners around the world, and a modest literature has developed documenting the efficacy of sauna depuration for various fat-soluble toxins.
In a nutshell, since many toxins are stored in the subcutaneous fat, especially in the back, heating of the subQ area increases blood flow and temperature and increases volatility of the toxins. (This effect is especially marked with Far Infrared Sauna, since the infrared penetrates several centimeters into the body and locally increases heat effects.) Increased volatility mobilizes the toxic material, which is excreted through adjacent sweat glands or via exhalation.
What Is Infrared Sauna and How Is It Different From The Sauna At My Gym?
Infrared wavelengths are the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum consisting of near (NIR), mid (MIR) and far (FIR) rays. These rays have the ability to penetrate human tissue, making toxins volatile, causing them to exit the body through sweat or through the breath. The sauna at your gym probably relies on very high temperatures to get the detox effect FIR sauna can get at 120-140 degrees; it has the disadvantage of being contaminated by whatever came out of the person using it before you.
How Can Infrared Sauna Help Me?
Detoxification, especially toxic chemicals
What Is Infrared with Oxygen?
Oxygen and infrared sauna can be a helpful combination.
Our office sauna, manufactured by Heavenly Heat, is made of unfinished poplar assembled without glues. It has a far infrared heater as well as a conventional convection heater. Our infrared sauna treatment includes use of our shower, towels and non-reactive soap.