The skin is one of the largest detox pathways. Infrared heat assists the body to rid 20% toxins and 80% water compared to a traditional sauna, which only assists the body in sweating out 3% toxins and 97% water. Thus making the infrared sauna 7 times more effective at detoxing the body.
2| Weight loss
Studies have shown that a 30-minute infrared sauna session allows you to burn up to 600 calories. Heart rate rises with increased cardiac output as the body works to cool itself. As the body’s core temperature increases so does metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories. So Relax and work out without working out and boost those happy endorphins.
3| Immune system boost
The heat tricks your body into a state of fever by increasing your core temperature. This immune response helps to build your defence mechanism, combined with the elimination of toxins excreted via sweat, this natural process builds your resistance against infection and disease.
4| Stress reduction
Infrared therapy alleviates stress and anxiety by balancing the stress hormone, cortisol in the body. Like sunbathing, infrared warmth promotes an overall feeling of wellbeing; good for the mind and body.
5| Alleviate pain
Infrared heat accelerates healing and supports strains and sports injuries. Heat responsive pain (HRP) research has been shown to have therapeutic benefits by relieving back pain and arthritis, increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation to the injury site. Infrared penetrates deeply into joints, muscles and tissues as fresh oxygenated blood and nutrients reach these areas of discomfort, easing joint stiffness and pain associated with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
6| Skin rejuvenation
Infrared can deeply penetrate the skin helping to heal skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and scaring. The heat also reaches the hypodermic fat layer thus breaking down cellulite. Skin elasticity improves helping to fight signs of aging, giving you a healthy natural glow.
7| Lyme disease
Lyme disease is on the rise and looks likely that cases will continue to increase. Infrared heat causes a powerful detoxifying effect. Lyme disease releases neurotoxins which create a wide range of symptoms, research suggests that infrared heat removes these harmful toxins accelerating the healing process.