April 13, 2010
THE HEALING POWERS OF INFRARED HEAT
With so many health products and gimmicks on the market today I felt the need to write about my discovery of the infrared sauna.
The first question I wanted answered was; what is the difference between a regular and infrared sauna?
The first discovery was that the infrared heaters emitted infrared heat which is absorbed directly into the human body, unlike the regular sauna which uses indirect heat.
Secondly infrared energy penetrates deep into your skin up to 2-3 inches much like natural sunlight. Heating up your body through infrared heaters can help boost your immune system through the heating process which mimic’s a fever, therefore boosting your immune system naturally,& slows down virus & bacterial growth.
Another comparison I thought was interesting was one litre of sweat in an ordinary sauna contains approximately 3% toxins, while the sweat analysis from infrared sauna contains 20 % toxins.
The human body starts to liquify at 110 degrees Fahrenheit, through a process called transpiration taking heavy metals out along the way. Interestingly an estimate of one in four people suffer from heavy metal poisoning.
List of heavy metals:
List of benefit’s:
- Better circulation
- increased energy
- speeds up injury recovery
- stress reduction
- skin beautification
- improved immune system
With the deep penetration infrared sauna you can increase blood circulation which releases built up toxins and wastes in your body. Infrared heat generates and simulates vasodil atation of peripheral blood vessels bringing oxygen to your joints & extremities therefore speeding up the healing process of athlete’s which helps recovery.
In conclusion all studies point to repeated one hour sessions 2-3 times a week can be very beneficial to your health & wellness .