The Benefits of Infrared Sauna

Weight Loss

Studies show that one 30-minute infrared sauna session can burn up to 600 calories. As the body works to regulate its core temperature, attempting to cool itself in response to the infrared heat, it experiences an increase in heart rate, metabolic rate and cardiac output.

Also, since body fat becomes water soluble at 110°F, fat molecules can be released through the pores during an infrared sauna session.

Pain Relief

Infrared wavelengths provide deep penetrating heat therapy to joints, muscles and tissues by increasing blood circulation and speeding oxygen flow to areas of discomfort.

Doctors often recommend infrared heat therapy to patients with arthritis, fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions. Infrared therapy is also widely used among athletes for relief from sports injuries.

Detoxification

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 80% of all illnesses have environmental and lifestyle causes. In recent years, researchers point to the amount of toxins we’re exposed to daily—industrial chemicals, food additives, heavy metals, alcohol, drugs, caffeine—as a leading cause of disease. An inability to lose weight is also frequently associated with the body’s level of chemical toxicity.

Perspiration is a natural way of expelling these toxins from the body. Infrared saunas generate a sweat nearly 700% more detoxifying than traditional steam saunas.

Detoxification via infrared sauna therapy is commonly recommended for those suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity (also known as environmental illness), and fibromyalgia.

IMPROVED BLOOD PRESSURE AND CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

The increased heart rate and cardiac output associated with infrared sauna therapy demonstrate how infrared sauna sessions also benefit the circulatory system. Studies indicate that regular use of an infrared sauna will improve cardiovascular health by lowering both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

A STRONGER IMMUNE SYSTEM

A weakening of the immune system is one of the many physiological effects of long-term stress. Stay healthy by taking advantage of the natural preventative properties of infrared.

Infrared heating technology aids in cell health, muscle recovery and overall immunity defense. Heat charges the immune system by promoting blood flow and oxygenation and increasing lymphatic drainage. This, in turn, slows the multiplication of viruses and bacteria in the body, thus aiding in the prevention of illness and infection.

SKIN REJUVENATION

The removal of toxins from the body through perspiration is a key component to achieving healthy, radiant skin.

Many infrared sauna users have reported a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles as well as improved skin tone and elasticity. Infrared therapy may also help burns and incisions heal faster and may make scars less visible.

Because of its ability to heal and rejuvenate skin, infrared therapy is often recommended for the treatment of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne and cellulite.

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Enjoy the Benefits of Chromotherapy with Every Infrared Sauna Experience.

Chromotherapy is a method of treatment that uses the full spectrum of visible light, also known as colors, to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that result in health and harmony. Our bodies need sunlight to live. When there is an imbalance in these colors within our bodies, we can experience mental or physical distress. Each color possesses frequencies of a specific vibration and each vibration is related to different physical symptoms. Chromotherapy works on various energy points to help the body re-establish its natural balance. It accomplishes this via the full spectrum, each color of which addresses a separate bodily need.

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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 making infrared saunas one of the “hottest” home therapies for overall healthier living. If you want to get yourself back into balance, an infrared sauna may be the ticket to achieving your wellness goals.

Detoxification

Sweating is the body’s safe and natural way to heal & stay healthy. Infrared heats the body directly causing a rise in core temperature resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where toxins reside.

Detoxification

Sweating is the body’s safe and natural way to heal & stay healthy. Infrared heats the body directly causing a rise in core temperature resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where toxins reside.

Relaxation

Unlike traditional saunas which operate at extremely harsh temperatures, infrared is a gentle, soothing and therapeutic heat that promotes relaxation and improved sleep. Infrared sauna therapy helps you relax while receiving an invigorating deep tissue sweat, leaving you fully refreshed after each session.

Lower Blood Pressure

Infrared saunas induce a deep sweat to make the heart pump faster, which in turn increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure and helps circulation. Scientific evidence shows that using an infrared sauna a couple times a week lowers blood pressure.

Cell Health

Near infrared therapy stimulates the circulatory system and more fully oxygenate the body’s cells. Better blood circulation means more toxins flow from the cellular level to the skin’s surface to improve cell health, aid in muscle recovery and strengthen the immune system.

Weight Loss

Studies have shown that a 30 minute infrared sauna session can burn upwards of 700 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.

Pain Relief

Infrared heat penetrates tissue, joints, and muscles to relieve anything from minor aches and pains to chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia. Pain management professionals incorporate infrared heat therapy into treatment plans to decrease pain and muscle spasms and to speed up recovery time.

Improved Circulation

Heating the muscles with infrared rays produces an increase in blood flow similar to that seen during exercise. Regular infrared sauna use—especially in the mid IR range—can significantly stimulate blood flow up to twice the normal rate.

Wound Healing

Scientific research has concluded that near infrared therapy greatly enhances the skin’s healing process by promoting faster cell regeneration and human tissue growth. Human cell growth increases to repair wounds and prevent infection.

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Infrared Therapy Health Benefits

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DETOXIFICATION

Detox from an Infrared Sauna is 7 to 10 times greater than a conventional sauna. In a conventional sauna, the average person sweats out 3% toxins and 97% water. In an Infrared Sauna, the average person sweats out 20% toxins and 80% water!

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Pain Relief

Relieve back, neck, and arthritis pain with infrared sauna heat therapy. Researchers studying HRP (Heat Responsive Pain) have observed remarkable therapeutic benefits by using continuous low level heat therapy for treating lower back and upper body pain, all conditions that fall under the HRP classification.

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Weight Loss

A 30-minute infrared sauna session can burn up to 200-600 calories! As the body works to cool itself while using an infrared sauna, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate. Infrared Sauna’s heat therapy raises core body temperature causing passive cardiovascular conditioning. Your body’s natural response to infrared heat therapy is to increase circulation and sweat. Check out the results with a heart rate monitor and you will be amazed!

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LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE

Our Solocarbon® heaters were used in a clinical study with the University of Missouri Kansas City in 2005 and were shown to lower blood pressure from a 30 minute sauna session three times a week. Repeated infrared treatment improves impaired blood vessel functions in patients with high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. This suggests a preventative role for sauna use for arteriosclerosis.

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IMPROVES CIRCULATION

Heating of muscles with infrared produces an increased blood flow level similar to that seen during exercise. Body temperature elevation also produces an increase in blood flow. Infrared heat assists in resolution of inflammatory infiltrates, edema and exudates.

The increased peripheral circulation provides the transport needed to help evacuate the edema which can help end inflammation, decrease pain and help speed healing.

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SKIN PURIFICATION

Improve your skin’s appearance with a regular use of an Infrared Sauna. Infrared heat therapy helps acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and any skin lesions or cuts. It also reduces wrinkles, makes skin look radiant, firms and improves skin tone and elasticity. Regular use may also help reduce cellulite trapped beneath the skin, lessen the appearance of scars, and help burns heal significantly.

The Infrared Sauna is offered at our EarthFIT Personal Training Studio in New Fairfield, Connecticut

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Infrared Therapy Health Benefits

Your Far Infrared Sauna is completely safe and produces the same FAR infrared heat produced by the sun. The Far-infrared heat is required for all living things for optimum health. The radiant heat from your Far Infrared Sauna surrounds you and penetrates deeply into your joints, muscles and tissues, speeding oxygen flow and increasing circulation. Using your Far Infrared Sauna helps to remove impurities from your cells, specifically the cells inside our fat where our body stores waste and harmful toxins such as cholesterol and heavy metals. When used properly, your Far Infrared Sauna will help provide a lifetime of healthful living.

Completely harmless, we feel far infrared heat from such sources as the sun (without the harmful ultraviolet waves that the sun gives off) and fires. Just as visible light has a range of wavelengths (running from red to violet), so does infrared light: longer wavelength infrared waves are thermal, while short or near infrared waves are not hot at all, in fact, you cannot even feel them. It is the far infrared energy that is most beneficial, penetrating the skin and increasing circulation to help rid the body of harmful toxins.

Toxins are all around us, in the containers that carry our food, in the carpet we walk on, in the food we eat and in the air we breathe.

Benefits of Infrared Sauna

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Increase Metabolism, Burn Calories & Weight Loss

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Relieves Muscle Pain
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Improves the Immune System
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Remove Toxins
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Improves Appearance of Cellulite
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Eases Joint Pain and Stiffness
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Reduces Stress and Fatigue
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Improves Skin

Everyone today is exposed to heavy metals and toxic chemicals. Particularly for slow metabolizers, a very good method to detoxify the body is the far-infrared sauna. Its dry, warming energy is highly compatible with the human body. It heats the tissues several inches deep, enhancing metabolic processes.

Benefits of Infrared Sauna:

Heating of the tissues enhances metabolic processes. Greater cellular energy production facilitates healing. Viruses, tumors and toxin-laden cells are weaker than normal cells. They tolerate heat poorly. Raising the body temperature causes infections to heal more quickly. Hyperthermia or fever therapy help combat infections and even cancer. Our bodies develop fever when ill to enhance metabolism and help kill germs.

Saunas enhance circulation and oxygenate the tissues. They open the nasal passages and assist the sinuses to drain. A major eliminative organ, most people’s skin is very inactive. Many do not sweat. This may be due to synthetic or tight clothing that does not breathe. Sedentary living and sun damage also inactivate the skin. Hundreds of chemicals affect the skin from lotions, soaps, creams and deodorants. Other are cleaning solvents, detergent residues and chemicals from bathing water.

Repeated use of the sauna slowly restores skin elimination. Toxic chemicals and metals can be removed faster than with any other method. It is a daily habit that pays many dividends. Steam baths, sweat lodges, vigorous exercise and hot tubs are more extreme and less effective.
by Lawrence Wilson, M.D.

Instructions

Put one towel on the floor for your feet and one towel on the seat.

Use a hand towel to towel off. This is important to remove the toxins from the skin.

Start using the sauna at 110°F for 20 – 30 minutes. Get in at 98°F and warm up with sauna for the last 10 degrees. With your first sauna if you feel uncomfortable, open the door to let some hot air out and close again when you feel more comfortable.

If you feel uncomfortable at any time, you can just open the door and towel off, cool down for a few seconds and then close the door again.
Remember to keep drying off the sweat with a towel.

Have your water bottle handy and keep drinking to stay hydrated.

You must stop at any time that you experience headache, nausea, fast heart rate, weakness, irregular heart rate, short of breath, dizziness, disorientation, muscle cramps, muscle spasms, or twitching or any adverse symptom. Use a tepid shower, not cold, to cool down slowly without shocking the system.

The far infrared sauna wavelength penetrates 1 ½ inches into the body which generally enables chemicals to come directly out of the subcutaneous fat storage sites into the sweat avoiding the symptoms that can occur when such toxins enter the bloodstream.  However, if you have had severe poisonings that may create withdrawal symptoms, go at a slower pace. This includes drugs like cocaine or heroin.

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Using the FAR Infrared Sauna

Actors/Entertainers
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Catherine Bach, actress
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Cher, singer/actress
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Craig Kilborn, actor
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Deen Castronovo, drummer for Journey and Bad English
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Devon Aoki, actress
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Don Cheadle, actor
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Don Johnson, actor
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Gabe Kaplan, actor
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Edie Brickell, singer
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Ellen DeGeneres, comedian/television talk show host
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Jim Carrey, actor/comedian
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Joe Satriani, guitarist
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Marilu Henner, actress
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Natalie Imbruglia, singer
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Robin Quivers, television/radio talk show co-host
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Shawn Carter (Jay-Z), rapper/hip-hop mogul
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Stephen Perkins, former drummer for Jane’s Addiction
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Sting, singer
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Uma Thurman, actress
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William Shatner, actor
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Authors
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Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, authors of Chicken Soup for the Soul
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John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
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Harvey Kaltsas, D.O.M., A.P., author of Too Hot for Cancer
Teams/Universities
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Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL
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Kansas City Wizards, MLS
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Kansas State Athletic Department
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Pittsburgh Steelers, NFL
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University of Tennessee
Athletes
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Alex Spanos, owner, San Diego Chargers
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Brad Penny, pitcher, San Francisco Giants
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George Foreman, former heavyweight boxing champion
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Heath Evans, former fullback for the New Orleans Saints
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J.C. Romero, pitcher, Baltimore Orioles
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Jeff Fisher, head coach, St. Louis Rams
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John Lackey, pitcher, Boston Red Sox
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Luc Longley, former center for the Chicago Bulls
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Mike Lieberthal, former catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers
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Ray Willis, former offensive tackle for the Seattle Seahawks
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Rick Manning, former outfielder for the Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers
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Sandy Lyle, golfer, winner of the1985 British Open and the 1988 Masters
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Steve Young, Hall of Fame quarterback, San Francisco 49ers
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Sue Stanley, three-time world aerobic champion
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Tony Purpura, rugby player, Boston Rugby Club

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