Infrared saunas use invisible light just below red light frequencies to penetrate and heat up the tissues directly, to a depth of up to 1.5 inches into the skin. Although our eyes can’t see it, we can feel it as gentle, radiant heat.
Here are some health benefits of infrared saunas:
Sweating increases circulation and can aid in detoxification. Heavy metals like arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury have been shown to be released in the sweat during regular sauna usage. It is important to consult your doctor before using a sauna to make sure if is safe for you. I personally use binders like chlorella or activated charcoal before or after sauna use, to bind the toxins that may be mobilized. It is also important to replenish electrolytes after sweating.
The sweating achieved after just a few minutes in a sauna carries off deeply embedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and clean. Increased circulation draws your skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface.
You’ll see improved tone, elasticity, and texture. Increased blood circulation has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts. In addition, open wounds heal more quickly, reducing scarring.
Muscle Pain Relief
Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscle, so they recover faster.
Muscles relax best when tissues are warm, for greater flexibility and range of motion. Infrared heat relieves muscle tension. The deep heat of infrared saunas help blood vessels to dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Infrared heat also reduces soreness on nerve endings and muscle spasms as muscle joints and fibers are heated.
Taking time out of your day for self care is important. Sauna time allows for time to unwind, less stimulation, while detoxing from all the elements that we are constantly exposed to. I suggest no screen time during your sauna, it is the perfect time to meditate, manifest, and connect to the Creator of All That Is.