Infrared therapy stimulates the circulatory system and oxygenates body cells. Increased blood circulation allows toxins to flow from the cellular level to the skin's surface to improve cell health and the immune system. The beneficial heat of an Infrared Sauna enhances the body's natural detoxification process and aids the reduction of various toxins in the liver, kidneys, stomach, muscles, and brain. It also increases blood flow to the skin, which can increase healing to the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin.
Infrared sauna therapy relieves overworked muscles, stiffness, cramps and muscle discomfort. Heating the muscles with infrared rays produces an increase in blood flow similar to that seen during exercise. Regular infrared sauna use stimulates blood flow up to twice the normal rate. Muscles become more flexible and have a greater range of motion. Increased blood circulation aids in eliminating waste, delivering oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscles.
Sauna use increases and enhances circulation while oxygenating the cells, organs and tissues throughout the body. Using a Sauna helps increase the body's ability to produce energy, and in turn, start the healing processes within the body. Saunas can also help circulation draw the skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface. It improves tone, elasticity, texture and fresh color of the skin.
Infrared energy emitted by the sauna is absorbed by human cells, causing a physical phenomenon called "resonance". Studies have shown that an infrared sauna session can burn upwards of 600 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. The speeding up of the metabolic process of vital organs and endocrine glands results in weight loss.
Using essential oils in your sauna can improve the sterility while also making it smell great. Essential oils are also known to be very therapeutic by helping to alter one’s mood and psychological well-being. Some even believe aromatherapy can be used to treat disease, pain, and anxiety. Along with this, it is used to enhance energy, memory, and promote relaxation.
Using color for health treatment is a centuries-old concept and many are discovering just how effectively color therapy and far infrared sauna therapy can complement each other. For example, blue is associated with relaxation, longing and cold, which can help against nervous disturbances, sleeplessness, anxiety, and fears. On the other hand, red is associated with fire and blood; the color of activity and warmth. Red is used to increase circulation and increase general well-being and vitality.