The Secrets of Far Infrared Saunas
A traditional sauna does fall short to some of the benefits that can be enjoyed by using a far-infrared sauna.
The temperature of a traditional sauna must reach a point high enough for your body to sweat. But that temperature is too high to be safely handled by your body for an extended duration of time. This is completely the other way around with far-infrared saunas. Infrared heat penetrates deep inside the body 1 1/2 inches to 2 inches, compared to the penetration of 1/8th inch of a traditional sauna – one would experience a sweat at 120 degrees that is comparable to the sweat at 180 degrees of a traditional sauna. And this sweat is detoxifying.
Benefits of Using Far- Infrared Sauna
The skin is our largest surface organ. Surprisingly, it is also our biggest latent organ for excretion. The skin plays an important role in ejecting the undesired toxins out of our bodies. Your body is cleansed with ease. Amazing but true. Far-Infrared saunas are capable of producing sweat with up to 17-20% toxins. As you can guess, this is the best tool available today for full body detoxification, barring none.
The far infrared energy released penetrates deep into muscle tissue. 93% of this energy is absorbed through our skin. By heating theses tissues, we experience a vasodilatation of peripheral blood vessels which can be beneficial in reducing muscle spasms, joint stiffness and achiness, as well as general aches and pains due to conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. There is also evidence that when used 24-48 hours post injury, far infrared energy can reduce the time it takes for your body to heal sprains and strains.
As you bask in the comforts of our far-infrared sauna, your body is actually hard at work attempting to maintain a constant core temperature. Our bodies do this by increasing peripheral blood flow and by sweating. Guyton’s textbook of Medical Physiology states that 1 gram of sweat requires 0.568 kilocalories. An average sauna user can produce 500 grams of sweat and burn 350 calories during a therapeutic sauna session. This is the equivalent of running 2-3 miles. Our infrared sauna can also help rid your body of cellulite.
Stress Relief and Relaxation
Our Sauna at the Healing Touch is equipped with 8 far-infrared panels. ( one under your feet, behind your legs, one on each side of you, two in front and two in back) Full body exposure. Because far-infrared is different than steam saunas or dry heat saunas, you can relax to your favorite music with a built in AM/FM CD MP3 player or you can bring your favorite movie and watch it on the DVD – LCD Flat screen TV. There are inside reading lights, Chromotherapy Lights, a place to put your bottle of cold water, hang your towel up or choose a magazine from the book rack. All of this is provided for you to make it the most relaxing part of your busy week.
Beautification of Skin
Do you want to improve the tone, texture and elasticity of your skin? By sitting in a far infrared sauna the bold circulation to the skin brings fresh nutrients to the surface. At the same time, profuse sweating is assisting in the removal of toxins that accumulate deep within your pores such as make-up, dirt, lotions and conditioners. It makes you look and feel better.
The warmth of an infrared sauna relaxes your muscles, increases flexibility and increases your range of motion. Studies show that tissues heated to 130* and then stretched have exhibited an elastic elongation that persists long after the stretch is removed. This was not the case when the same tissues were stretched at normal tissue temperatures. Therapeutic benefits were also seen in working with ligaments, tendons, fascia, joint capsules and symposiums that have become scarred, thickened or contracted.
Improve flexibility beyond your expectations.