If you keep an eye on the most up-to-date health news you may well be
noticing a hugely increased "chatter" about Infrared Sauna and the health
benefits they can bring to you. Indeed, even Doctors and the wider
medical profession are now saying you will a number of benefits provided
you are having consistent Infrared Sauna sessions. Indeed, the truth is
many health professionals are suggesting that Infrared Sauna is a great
deal healthier for you than typical super heated and coals based saunas.
So, what's the reason so many people are championing these new saunas?
Well, it seems that the heat from an Infrared Sauna has the ability to
infiltrate up to 8 inches into your body (based on what information you
look at). This is certainly vital because the sweat that results comes
from these deeper areas and therefore creates an extremely efficient
detox of your body. In reality, it is so efficient that the perspiration
in fact derives from the inner skin areas as well as the fat cells that
lay just underneath.
Since the tissues are warmed up directly, it's the tissues and cells that
actually sweat and as a result discharge the toxins stored in the cells
into the sweat. This is certainly a very effectual process for detoxing
compared to other processes and products sold on the market at huge
prices! According to figures Infrared Sauna sweat can contain as much as
18% toxins that is exceptionally high when you consider normal sauna or
exercise sweat weighs in at between 2 and 3 %.
This deep heating also assists the relief of tension in muscle tissues
and joints and aids increased blood flow. This means any injuries in the
muscle tissue repair more rapidly and inflexibility and soreness are
reduced more quickly too. Medical professionals are now starting to
prescribe infrared sauna sessions for countless aches and pains.
A further area of potential advantage is in weight loss.
Part of the reason is that Infrared Saunas do not heat the air inside to
such an excessive heat so your body can tolerate the sauna for an
extended period, indeed far longer than in a traditional heat sauna.
When the temperature gets to 80 or 90 degrees C, the body can only deal
with about 15 minutes. It begins to become risky at 20 minutes and many
people find it tough to breathe in such hot saunas - I know I do. The
heat is less excessive in an Infrared Sauna.
The advantage of the longer session is that you sweat more and for a
longer time so burn added calories. Depending on exactly how your
metabolism works, half an hour in an infrared sauna will utilize
something like 500-700 calories. This roughly equals a 2 mile jog. Burn
the same calories for just sitting there relaxing - works for me!
Taking it an alternative way, it's a 4 lb weight loss. On the other hand,
this is a little bit of a contentious issue as that might possibly be
specifically owing to loss of fluid. This clearly also applies with heat
and steam saunas as well, as when you drink to re-hydrate the 4 lbs is
instantly put back on. Nevertheless burning up 600 calories in 30 minutes
is not to be given up lightly.
Coupled with the increase in blood flow an infrared sauna session gives
you a lot of the benefits of cardiovascular exercise...less the hurt!
Although, obviously, you won't get the muscle build from just sitting in
Additionally it is now thought that this "deep heating" boosts the immune
system by creating a slight allergic reaction in your body.
Boasting numerous wonderful health benefits it's not surprising sales
figures of home installation infrared saunas are booming This really is
especially so when prices are falling to be much more reasonable and
For any high-quality two-person infrared you should be paying somewhere
between $2000-3000 (for a good quality sauna). Compare that to the cost
of Spa, Gym or Club membership across an extended time and there is no
doubt it definitely does stack up financially to have your own infrared
sauna. And, they fit conveniently into any room in the house and use very
If you do go for a home installation, which I definitely recommend, do
make sure you go for a front line brand like LuxSpas or Thersauana. Do
NOT even consider cheap imitations, they are made with inferior materials
and the heaters only tend to be thinly coated in carbon as opposed to
solid carbon heaters. This is important. Also make sure they have all the
relevant safety certificates and marks.
Then, just enjoy regular sessions and plenty of relaxation and wonderful
health benefits in your very own home installed Infrared Sauna.