Infrared Sauna - Learn More
What are the health benefits of a Far infrared Sauna?
1. Assists weight loss and increases metabolism: burns up to 900 calories or more in 30 minutes. Improves circulation to deep and superficial tissues. Accelerates the breakdown of fat and cellulite
2. Promotes detoxification of the heavy metals, organic chemicals stored in fat cells
3. Pain relief (back pain, shoulder pain, arthritis pain)
4. Promotes skin tone, elasticity, pore cleansing, and healing of skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis
5. Accelerates wound healing from injuries and surgeries and reduces scar formation
6. Passive cardiovascular conditioning effect: enhances oxygen and nutrients to deep tissues. A study shows that in conventional sauna, the arrhythmias increased 20%, whereas in the FIR sauna, arrhythmias decreased or disappeared entirely.
7. Regulates blood pressure
8. Anti-cancer effect through hyperthermia effect, immune enhancement and elimination of carcinogenic chemicalsThat is why more and more people go in for far infrared sauna and more and more medical professionals are recommending far infrared sauna.
Why do we need a Far Infrared (FIR) Sauna?
The Australian released the news in May 2006: AusDiab2005 study done by the Melbourne-based International Diabetes Institute leads to the findings: The diabetes epidemic costs taxpayers $3 billion a year and one-quarter of hospital beds are filled by patients with the disease.
It shows that high blood pressure and kidney disease-associated with excess weight and diabetes- are also growing fast, affecting a further 400,000 and 270,000 adults a year, respectively.
The Australian waistlines grew by an average of 2.1cm and their weight by 1.4kg in the five years. The findings actually happened to almost all the age groups, both male and females.
More than two-thirds of the 6000 participants who died from cardiovascular disease had diabetes or its precursor condition pre-diabetes.
The Australian also realeased the news in August 2006: About 1.4 million Australian have some form of diabetes. However Diabetes Australia predicts that number will rise to 1.7 million by 2010. An Australian study of 3900 people with Type 2 diabetes found 50 % had impaired kidney function.
What is wrong with us?
Today, with water and airborne pollution, toxic chemicals, heavy metals and poor dietary and exercise habits, the therapeutic internal cleansing of regular sweating is critical to maintain a healthy body and mind.
This combination of the scientific theory and people’s gluttony in eating made for high consumption of animal food. And, the result has been an epidemic of heart and blood related diseases, which has earned its place as today’s number one killer.
Elevated levels of commonly used chemicals are currently being detected in human sera. Many compounds have been shown to accumulate and remain stored in body tissues.
According to the EPA, our bodies accumulate 210mcg of just plasticizers (phthalates) everyday. Others have demonstrated that most of us have between 400 and 800 chemical residues stored in the fat cells of our bodies. The problem is excretion. Most of these potentially harmful chemicals just sit there and cannot be metabolized. An incredibly large population is suffering from toxic illness.
What is the best way to get rid of toxic chemicals including pesticides, heavy metals and hydrocarbon residues? The answer is the far infrared sauna.
The heat of far infrared sauna penetrates almost two inches beneath the skin and can melt fat deposits there. When fat is discharged from the skin in the form of sweat, the fat carries out with it heavy metals that cannot be discharged by either the kidneys or the lungs.
The skin is our largest eliminative organ. It is generally considered that the skin should eliminate 30% of the body wastes by way of perspiration.These chemicals are often toxic to the immune system, nervous system, endocrine system, and liver. "Sweating the out" reduces chemical stress on the body and generally leads to improved health.”
Is the far infrared ray safe?
Yes, the hospital use the infrared cabin for the newborn baby and sports clinic use infrared lamps for the recovery of injuries. Our human send and receive far infrared ray with output at 9.4 microns.
Far infrared rays are the healing and safe rays of the sun's spectrum, responsible for photosynthesis. It has nothing to do with UV ray or microwaves. Without this wavelength, plants would be unable to make energy, and consequently, there would be no life on earth.
Why are the therapeutic benefits coming from the far infrared ray?
Among the total spectrum of solar rays coming from the sun, the far infrared ray is the safest and the most beneficial. For example the visible light spectrum, with very short wave lengths, is reflected away from the body. When near infrared wave’s heat organic substances the surface gets hotter than the interior and the interior get heated by conduction from the surface. By contrast, far-infrared penetrates deeply with a very uniform warming effect.
That is why if the heaters do not generate far infrared ray, they will not give you the same therapeutic effect as our far infrared heaters.
What is the difference between the far infrared sauna and steam rooms?
Infrared Saunas offer more therapeutic benefits. Both saunas and steam rooms can be used to relax and unwind. However, dry saunas have an advantage over steam rooms by helping to rid the body of more toxic metals picked up from the environment. Of course, the kidneys take out many of these toxins but a daily sweat can help reduce the body's accumulation of lead, mercury, nickel in addition to cadmium, sodium, sulfuric acid and cholesterol.
The sauna is also more beneficial than the steam room if weight loss is desired because of the energy expenditure. Compared to the steam room, the sauna places a greater demand on the body in the terms of using up calories, thus assists in fat loss. The heart needs to work harder to send more blood to the capillaries under the skin. It helps to improve the heart function. The energy required for that process is derived from the conversion of fat and carbohydrates to calories. It is running at lower temperature. It’s more comfortable.
Far infrared sauna is therapeutically different from the wet air of the steam room sauna. It is lower temperature with dry heat, much more comfortable. Most of us enjoy that gentle heat.Since this sauna employs the very low end of the infrared spectrum, it causes the user to sweat at temperatures just under 65 degrees centigrade, a temperature that is much safer for the aged and for people with weak hearts.