Cultures from around the world have recognized the healing power of heat for millennia. Scientists continue to gather data about this power to generate new therapies and procedures to fight disease, ease pain, and help people of all ages perform at their very best.
What is an Infrared Sauna?
Infrared saunas work by using infrared light rays, which are invisible to the human eye. The heat energy generated by an infrared sauna can penetrate human tissue up to 2 inches. And because the sauna is ‘dry’, there is no condensation to block your body from sweating, meaning you get a deep, detoxifying sweat.
Infrared saunas operate at the opposite end of the visible light spectrum from ultraviolet light. The human body can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning. In fact, infrared technology is so safe, it is used in hospitals to warm newborn babies.
Here are just some of the benefits of regular infrared sauna use:
- Improve immunity
- Sleep better
- Ease joint and muscle pain
- Lower blood pressure
- Detoxify the body
Today, we are exposed to chemical concentrations far greater than our ancestors. Our human bodies have natural detoxification pathways and processes, but they weren’t designed to handle the volume of toxicity we are exposed to in our modern world.
As of 1981, over 3,000 chemicals are intentionally added to our food supplies and over 700 are in our drinking water.
The buildup of these new chemicals in our bodies is referred to as ‘toxic bio-accumulation’. The net effect of toxic bio-accumulation is that it alters the human body’s balance, or ‘homeostasis’. This interference tends to result in varying forms of disease.
There are two steps to address our human body’s toxicity. The first is to avoid the activities that introduce toxins into our bodies. The second is to remove the toxins that are already within us, slowly and safely. Sweating is one of the body’s safe and natural ways to detoxify.