Infrared Sauna Treatment
Why choose infrared sauna?
Infrared saunas are an effective tool for natural healing and prevention. Infrared light has the ability to penetrate human tissue which in turn produces a host of anti-aging health benefits among other things. If you want to get yourself back into balance, an infrared sauna may be the ticket to achieving your wellness goals.
Sweating is good for you. It is the body’s safe and natural way to heal & stay healthy. When you heat your body directly, it causes a rise in core temperature resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where toxins reside.
"Detoxification is important because it strengthens the body’s immune system and helps the body’s biochemical processes function efficiently so that we are better able to digest the nutrients in our foods. Detoxification has also been shown to be helpful with cholitis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, auto-immune disease, immune deficiency states, autism, ADD and ADHD." -Dr. Rachel West
Studies have shown that benefits of an infrared sauna session can burn upwards of 600 calories while you relax! As the body works to cool itself, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories.
Infrared saunas heat your muscles with infrared rays and produces an increase in blood flow similar to regular exercise. In fact, blood flow during infrared sauna use has been reported to rise from a normal rate of 5-7 quarts per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute. Increased circulation is beneficial for a multitude of reasons:
1) Improves over all cardiovascular health - Your cardiovascular system is made up of your heart and blood vessels. Its purpose is to supply needed energy and nutrients to your brain, muscles and nerves. A session in the sauna can mimic a gentle cardio workout without the risk of injury or further injuring yourself.
2) Circulation increase is great for muscle recovery – after your regular workouts or ski day!
3)Increased peripheral circulation from our infrared heat reduces inflammation, decreases pain and speeds healing. Better blood circulation means more toxins flow from a cellular level, promoting cellular health and overall immunity defence.