Did you know the Skin is an organ? Did you know it is our largest organ?
The main function of our skin is to act as a barrier to protect our bodies from the outside world. It also functions to retain body fluids, protect against disease, eliminate waste products, and regulate body temperature. In order to do these things, the skin must work with all the other systems of our bodies, each of which has a role to play in maintaining the internal conditions that a human body needs to function properly.
Sweating Is Detoxification!
While most of us do not enjoy sweating and may go to lengths to avoid it, the act of perspiring is extremely important to our health.
Your skin is a major organ of elimination, but many people do not sweat on a regular basis. This is why repeated use of an infrared sauna slowly restores skin elimination, which can help reduce your toxic load quite significantly.
The benefits of sweating have been understood for centuries. It has been valued as a form of cleansing in several cultures including Roman baths, Aboriginal sweat lodges, Scandinavian saunas, Native American sweat lodges, and Turkish baths.
Toxins are excreted in sweat, including arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, flame retardant chemicals, and bisphenol-A (BPA).
Infrared Sauna vs Traditional Sauna
The basic and most simplified point of using infrared light is that it delivers heat therapy without the body having to get extremely hot. With a traditional dry sauna, temperatures reach as high as 185 to 195 degrees F, which can overwhelm those who are more sensitive to the heat. Not so with the infrared sauna. They use a much milder temperature environment between 120 to 150 degrees F. Because the heat of an infrared sauna travels much deeper into the body, it is able to cause a more vigorous sweat at lower temperature, allowing for a more enjoyable experience!
Adding Infrared Therapy to saunas has proven benefits far superior to those of a traditional sauna. So even though most saunas are beneficial, the good news is that with infrared you won’t experience that uncomfortable, over-heated feeling that you may feel from a traditional hot or dry sauna.
But, here’s the BIG difference:
Far Infrared rays are the invisible light waves from the sun that can be used to generate heat from WITHIN the body. The infrared rays are a different wavelength of light. There is NO UV exposure. The traditional saunas generate heat from OUTSIDE the body. Therefore, the risk of overheating is reduced with an infrared sauna session. The infrared wavelengths penetrate deeply into our bodies, typically by 2-3″ inches. This is very important! Infrared lights have been proven to penetrate far deeper than the heat would from a traditional sauna. By penetrating deeper into the body, infrared sauna allows for a greater detox experience on a CELLULAR level. This means deeper healing, health, and energy!
Boost Your Health with the Use of a Sauna!
So, we know using a sauna is a great way to sweat out toxins your body accumulates through contaminated food, water, pollution, and other environmental exposures. But, did you know, saunas may also help kill off viruses and other disease-promoting microbes in your body? As a general rule, viruses and toxin-laden cells are weaker than normal cells and have poor tolerance to heat. As a result, raising your body temperature can help heal infections more quickly. The infrared sauna heats your tissues several inches deep, which can enhance your natural metabolic processes, enhances circulation, and helps oxygenate your tissues, but perhaps most importantly, it can help restructure the water in your cells.
Did you know lack of sweating could be an indication of an under active thyroid? Generally, Hypothyroid people tend to feel cold much of the time, and are slow to warm up even in a sauna, and don’t sweat with mild exercise. Therefore, detoxing in an infrared sauna can be of particular benefit for those who have thyroid issues.
Our Infrared Sauna Offers Color Therapy, Too!
We are energy! Color is energy! Different colors have different frequencies and respond differently when applied to our bodies. We perceive color not only visually, but also by absorbing it subconsciously through our skin. When penetrating into our body, color produces chemical reactions that affect the function of various organs and systems.
Our Infrared sauna can focus on one color or continually cycle through all colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple and White
Do you have a color imbalance?
Physical symptoms of a Red Imbalance: Weight-loss/gain, over or under active sex drive, poor immune system, anemia, depression, laziness, and irritable bowel syndrome are all possible physical symptoms of a red imbalance..
Physical Symptoms of an Orange Imbalance: may manifest as aches or pains in the lower abdomen with irregular menstruation cycles or bladder, urinary and kidney infections. More serious conditions are infertility, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, pre-menstrual syndrome, and testicular or prostate disease.
Physical Symptoms of a Yellow Imbalance: Poor digestion, weight problems, ulcers, diabetes, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, arthritis, pancreas, liver or kidney problems, anorexia, bulimia, hepatitis, intestinal tumors, colon disease.
Physica Symptoms of a Green Imbalance: Heart Palpitations, chest pain, poor circulation, high/low blood pressure, and in more serious cases, heart attack.
Physical symptoms of a Blue Imbalance: Throat lump, laryngitis, sore throat, tonsillitis, teeth problems, thrush, jaw problems/TMJ, earaches, ear problems, sinus infections, thyroid problems, arthritis in shoulders, sore shoulders or arms, neck problems, stress – may also exhibit an alcohol or drug dependency.
Physical symptoms of a Indigo Imbalance: Brain cysts, tumors, strokes, blindness, deafness, seizures, insomnia, learning disabilities, spinal dysfunction, panic, depression, addiction, migraines, headaches, dizziness, nausea, sinus problems, ear aches, hormonal imbalance and equilibrium dysfunction.
Physical Symptoms of a Purple/White Imbalance: Muscular disease, chronic exhaustion that has no medical explanation, sensitivity to light, certain sounds or environment (commonly found in autism)
What are the Health Risks?
There are no health risk associated with sauna use unless you have a blood clotting disorder or an advanced stage of lupus or multiple sclerosis or other nervous system disease that has affected the body’s natural ability to cool itself. You can never overdose on Infrared light as your body is only capable of absorbing enough for each cell and then it passes on harmless out of the body. Other risks include Dehydration.
We recommend discussing the use of an Infrared Sauna with your healthcare provider
Create an Infrared Himalayan Salt Sauna by adding tiles to your session and experience the benefits of both worlds! The heat in the Salt Sauna releases the negative ions captured from natural salt. When you inhale, the ions are carried into the lungs. The negative ions fortify the lungs and are absorbed by the bloodstream. The cleansing and purifying negative ions are then delivered to every part of the body. The heat drains the stress from your body, while the negative ions counteract the effects of pollutants. Salt has a cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin. It aids in clearing up skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Research has demonstrated that patients with asthma and chronic obstructive bronchitis show a reduction in disease causing microbes. As well, it helps eliminate excess mucus, regulates the immune system, provides anti- bacteriological and anti-inflammatory relief, and is a healthy anti-aging therapy
Your body consists of over 99 percent water molecules, but as explained by Dr. Gerald Pollack, the water in your cells is not just regular water, but highly structured water with special properties. The infrared rays from the sauna (and the sun) will help structure the water in your body and may be one of the reasons why regular use has been associated with decreased cardiac deaths.
Structured water is more viscous, dense, and has a negative charge. It can hold energy, much like a battery, and deliver energy too. A key ingredient to create this highly structured water is infrared light. One reason why infrared saunas make you feel so good is because your body’s cells are deeply penetrated by infrared energy, which builds and stores structured water. The same goes for light therapy, spending time in the sun, and laser therapy
Sauna Bathing Can Be an Excellent Addition to a Healthy Lifestyle
Virtually everyone is exposed to heavy metals and toxic chemicals today, and using an infrared sauna can be a helpful method to promote detoxification. Its dry, warming energy is highly compatible with the human body, and by heating your tissues several inches deep, it helps enhance cellular energy production and facilitate healing. Furthermore, viruses and toxin-laden cells are weaker than normal cells and tolerate heat poorly, so raising your body temperature helps heal infections quicker.
A major organ of elimination, most people’s skin is very inactive. Many simply do not sweat enough. Repeated use of the sauna slowly restores your body’s ability to eliminate toxins through your skin. Just be sure to select a low-EMF version if you’re considering buying one, or you might risk canceling out its benefits.
Also remember that saunas work best when integrated into a comprehensive healthy lifestyle program, which includes eating a healthy diet – ideally organic and/or locally grown without pesticides – exercising, and avoiding toxic exposures. Last but not least, if you’re having trouble sleeping, using the sauna shortly before bedtime can be enormously beneficial, as it tends to make you drowsy and facilitates falling asleep quickly.
Benefits of Infrared Sauna
Add Pure Therapeutic Himalayan Salt Tiles
A sauna’s deep heat raises your body temperature, inducing an artificial fever. As it works to combat the “fever,” your body’s immune system is strengthened. Combined with the elimination of toxins and wastes produced by the intense sweating, your overall health and resistance to disease is increased.