Far Infrared Sauna and Therapy
What is infrared?
Infrared refers to electromagnetic waves whose wavelengths lie between
visible light and microwave. Depending on the wavelength, infrared can be
further classified as near-infrared, mid-infrared, and far-infrared. The far-
infrared range has the longest wavelength and highest efficiency among the
three. In fact, far-infrared is widely considered a solar panacea for all modern
men's and woman's illnesses.
Infrared waves can penetrate the skin surface to a depth of about 6 cm. This result in a deep sweat normally attained through prolonged periods of rigorous exercise. Underlying toxins may be exuded from the deep sebaceous glands as well as the normal sweat glands. This leads to deep cellular detoxification and has numerous health benefits.
How do infrared saunas differ from traditional saunas?
Infrared saunas operate at a temperature of 30-60 degrees Celsius, compared to a traditional sauna that operates at 85-110 degrees Celsius. This allows you to be able to breathe comfortably and enjoy the benefits for extended periods of time. Because the infrared rays safely and comfortably penetrate the skin up to 2" deep, even your organs and deep tissues are stimulated. This induces sweating 2-3 times as much as a conventional sauna. A conventional sauna must rely on indirect heat, (hot air in contact with your skin) to produce it’s effect. With our Infrared system less than 20% of the energy heats the air, leaving 80% to be converted to heat within our bodies. an IR (infrared) system can warm to a greater depth and much more efficiently than a conventional sauna. This is the crucial difference that explains many of the health benefits that you’ll experience.
Radiant and Vibrant energy penetrates deeply into your
body tissues. It eliminates toxins and rejuventates your
whole body. It simply works wonders!
Whether you need to relax, detox, lose weight, treat a skin condition or relieve pain
due to arthritis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries or chronic pain, you’ll be amazed at the
benefits and how great you feel after just one 30-60 minutes session.
Weight Loss and Far Infrared Sauna Therapy
Sweating away those calories, slimming that waist line and helping with weight loss has never been easier than relaxing in our infrared sauna! Not only will you be increasing your metabolism but you will also be detoxifying your body of toxic chemicals and substances such as lead, zinc, nickel and mercury that have been absorbed, inhaled or ingested into your body.
While you are relaxing in our far Infrared sauna, the heat generated is being absorbed deep into the body. There is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate while using a Far North far infrared sauna. Because our body expends energy to produce sweat (1g sweat requires 0.586 kcal), this means that your body can safely burn up to 300 to 500 calories in just one 30 minute session, with sweat loss equivalent to running 10-15km.
As an added benefit, your basal metabolic rate rises, meaning you will burn calories at an elevated rate for hours after your session has finished. This can translate to a benefit of up to 800 calories from a single session. With all that said, engaging in 30 minutes of exercise at least 3-5 times per week and eating a well-balanced diet is still part of a healthy lifestyle and should not be solely replaced by using a Far Infrared Sauna for weight loss.
The warming effect of FIR (Far Infrared Sauna) stimulates your metabolism and blood circulation. It also promotes the elimination of poisonous carcinogenic heavy metals, toxic substances from food processing, lactic acid, free fatty acids, subcutaneous fat associated with aging and fatigue, excess sodium associated with hypertension and uric acid (which causes pain).
When sebaceous glands are activated, you can eliminate through your skin and not your kidneys. This makes far infared great for pain therapy, weight loss, in producing hypothermia as used in some cancer treatments, diabetic wound healing, and detoxification.
Far infrared sauna therapy: increase circulation, expand capillaries, and help your cells regenerate and helps relieve pain.
What kind of health conditions can benefit from an infrared sauna?
Pain Relief: Far infrared therapy has been effective in providing pain relief to those suffering from back pain, sprains, strains, bursitis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, headaches, and many other muscular-skeletal ailments.
Weight Loss: One 30 minute session burns up to 300 calories and an increase of up to 800 calories for your daily caloric burn.
Cellulite and skin disorders: Infrared therapy has been shown to relieve acne, psoriasis, burns, eczema and also removes roughness and decreases scarring. Beauty specialists are now utilizing infrared treatments in programs specifically designed to reduce cellulite.
The deep penetration of infrared energy aids in the breakdown and release of stored fat and toxins through the skin.
Stress Relief: Infrared therapy has been shown to promote a rebalancing of the body's hormones through its effect on the autonomic nervous system, thereby reducing the negative physical impact of stress on the body.
Improved Immune System: An infrared sauna session raises your core body temperature resulting in an artificial fever, as a result you body's immune system is stimulated and strengthened.
Detoxification: Removes stored toxins from your body by sweating 2-3 times more than a traditional sauna at temperatures from 30-60 degrees Celsius.
Heart Health: Infrared therapy stimulates the cardiovascular system supplying the conditioning benefits of continuous exercise. It has been used to treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, and congestive heart failure.
Is it completely safe?
Yes, far infrared rays are completely safe, naturally occurring and beneficial to the human body. They are so safe that doctors use them in hospitals to warm newborn babies. To fully understand far infrared rays, imagine placing a thermometer in the sun and one in the shade. The thermometer in the sun is warmed by far infrared rays will read higher, but the outside air temperature is still the same. Infrared heaters in the sauna operate the same way as natural sunlight but without the harmful side effects of solar radiation.