If spas aren’t your thing (though, like, why wouldn’t they be?) then an infrared sauna might be more your thing! By producing the same short-wave infrared radiation (the good kind) as our sun (0.8 – 1.5 µm) heat emitted from an infrared sauna can promote positive changes in our cells and organ systems. While traditional saunas heat the air or steam to heat the body, the SW radiation (still the good kind) penetrates 1.5 inches into the skin to deeply heat your joints, muscles & tissues. As a result, there is an array of infrared sauna health benefits, including:
Weight Loss & Increased Metabolism
Infrared saunas have been clinically tested for weight loss at a University in New York. During a session, you can burn up to 300 calories and kick-start your metabolism. As part of the study, participants who used the sauna three times a week reduced their body fat by and an average of 4% over four months. Those who participated in the study did not change their exercise or eating patterns during the study. Weight loss has a range of health benefits including decrease cardiovascular risk and the risk of developing some cancers and diabetes.
Boost Immune System
We have all heard the term ‘Sweat It Out’ and now you can! An infrared sauna session heats your body from the inside. The absorption of infrared heat raises your core body temperature boosting cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune systems. Certain bacteria are also unable to infrared helping to kill germs and aid the healing process.
Some people suggest that we are exposed to more than 700,000 different toxic chemicals on a daily basis. Toxins can make us feel fatigued, moody, sore and also lead to breakouts or rashes. According to Dr Raleigh Duncan, “The sauna gets the toxins out (of the fat cells), and then the fat will start to come off. That’s how the whole system works.” The sauna stimulates sweat glands to release toxins from our body. A daily sweat helps remove toxins including lead, alcohol, nicotine, nickel and mercury.
Muscle and Joint Pain Relief and Stiffness
Increased circulation during the sauna means the body is more readily able to remove waste products from the body including lactic acid and deliver oxygen-rich blood the muscles. This enables faster recovery. The warmth also provides space for your muscles to relax and the size of our sauna means that you can stretch while being exposed to the infrared to improve your flexibility and range of motion. Infrared heat may also help decrease spasms and soreness. Infrared saunas have also been shown to decrease symptoms of arthritis, bursitis, joint stiffness, sprains and strains.
Sweating allows the removal of dead skin cells and impurities from our body. The increased blood flow decreases cellulite, evens skin tone and increases elasticity to help reduce the appearance of fine lines. The infrared sauna has also been shown to decrease acne, and help the management of eczema, psoriasis and healing of wounds to speed recovery time and decrease scarring.
If you would like any more information about these services, or are excited to experience the above listed benefits for yourself, please come see us in the South City Square complex, or get in touch via phone (0433 968 085) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!