- Improves Skin
- Burns Calories – Once heat conditioned, burns as much as 600 calories in 30 minutes.
- Removes Toxins – Even promotes mercury detoxification!
- Relieves Pain – Arthritis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness, sprains.
- Strengthens Cardiovascular System – Heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate increase, while diastolic blood pressure drops.
- Reduces Stress/Fatigue
- Strengthens Immune System
- Reduces Swelling of Prostate in Men
- Controls Excessive Leukorrhea in Women (PMS & Yeast)
Contra-indications: Lupus/MS sufferers should be carefully monitored. Pregnant and nursing mothers should not utilize sauna.
Weight Loss: Infrared heat saunas burn 300-600 calories in just one 30 minute session!
Weight loss authorities tell us that our bodies use fat to store toxins, in order to protect us from them, and since an infrared heat sauna is an unsurpassed way to help the body rid itself from toxins through the process of sweating, it is also a great way to get rid of any fat our bodies are using to store these toxins. Once the toxic load is lightened, the body is free to release the excess weight.
Below you can see how many calories a 150 pound person normally burns up in 30 minutes of exercise:
Your infrared sauna is excellent for increasing blood circulation to the skin, which is essential for beautiful, youthful, glowing skin! A new “inner Glow” as the skin is free of accumulated dirt and dry skin cells, due to deep cleansing of impurities! Help acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and any skin lesions or cuts.
Open wounds heal quicker with reduced scarring.
Removes roughness, leaving skin baby smooth and soft again.
Firms and improves skin tone and elasticity.
Scars on Skin: Scars fully formed, even keloids, may be gradually softened. Burns and other wounds or incisions may heal with significantly reduced scarring.
Cellulite: Cellulite is a gel-like substance made up of fat, water and wastes which are trapped in pockets below the skin. An infrared sauna can assist this condition, as profuse sweating helps clear this form of unwanted debris from the body. European Beauty Specialists confirm: a sauna will greatly speed any anti-cellulite program! Due to at least twice the depth of heat penetration into cellulite combined with up to 10 times the level of heating in these tissues your infrared sauna can be significantly more effective than any conventional sauna.
Effective for arthritis, back pain, muscle spasm, headache, etc
Injuries: Radiant heat helps with sprains, strains, arthritis, muscle spasm and pain. If you are an athlete, your infrared sauna is all good news. It allows oxygen debt to be repaid more quickly. That’s likely to lead to improved and quicker healing of sprains and muscle pain for you!
Runners: Your infrared sauna is the perfect solution for keeping up your cardiovascular fitness while avoiding a run on a difficult weather day – days you may want to just skip a workout or when you need to rest to allow an injury to heal. Also, your infrared sauna is great for warming up before stretching or staring any vigorous activity. You simply get in your infrared sauna with your clothes on and allow the infrared rays to pour right through your clothing until you just begin to break a sweat. Now you are pre-warmed for stretching, skiing, running in cold conditions, etc. For the maximal stretching benefit from this system you will need a 40-minute sauna before your stretching. Research indicates that stretching after a 40-minute sauna session should produce a 1/2% permanent increase in your flexibility. Even one 20-minute session may create temporary increase in your flexibility of up to 10%. As a warm-up, your infrared sauna should help to prevent injuries and enhance your ability to stay with your training program or enjoy any outdoor activity. Your infrared sauna is also great cold weather post-activity warm-up. Especially for any frostbitten areas.
Relaxation & Enjoyment: Remove stress in the comfortable warm temperature with a fresh air vent for easy breathing
Outstanding Caloric Consumption and Weight Control:
In Guyton’s Textbook of Medical Physiology, we find that producing one gram of sweat requires 0.586 kcal. The JAMA citation referred to above goes on to state that, “A moderately conditioned person can easily sweat off 500 gms. In a sauna, consuming nearly 300 kcal- the equivalent of running 2-3 miles. A heat-conditioned person can easily sweat off 600-800-kcal with no adverse effects. While the weight of the water loss can be regained by dehydration with water, the calories consumed will not be.” Since an infrared sauna helps generate two to three times the sweat produced in a hot-air sauna, the implications for increased caloric consumption are quite impressive. Assuming “a sauna” as mentioned in JAMA, to last for 30 minutes, some interesting comparisons may be drawn. Two of the highest calorie output forms of exercise are rowing and marathon running. Peak output on a rowing machine or during a marathon run burns about 600 calories in 30 minutes.
Your infrared sauna can, thus, play a pivotal role in both weight control and cardiovascular conditioning. This would be easily valuable for those who don’t exercise and those who can’t exercise, yet want effective weight control and fitness maintenance program and the benefits that regular exercise can contribute to such a program.
Musculoskeletal Cases- success reported with Infrared treatments by medical researchers:
Sequelae Disc protrusion
Brain Contusion – accelerated healing
Shoulder Pain – relieved or eliminated
Muscle Spasms – reduced or eliminated
Low Back Pain – relieved
Post-exercise Muscle Pain – vital to competitive athletes
Spinal Cord Shock – post traumatic shock reveresed
Muscle Tension – relaxed
“Medical practitioners make use of Infrared Radiant Heat to Treat sprains, bursitis, peripheral vascular diseases, arthritis, and muscle pain?” according to the McGraw/Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.
Dr. Rubin P. Lysiak M.D. of the O&P Medical Clinic has reported great success with the use of infrared treatment for:
- Shoulder Stiffness
- Gastroenteric Problems
- Ear Diseases
The following is summarized from Therapeutic Heat and Cold, 4th Edition, ED. Justus F. Lehmann M.D., Williams and Wilkins, Chapter 9 or concluded from the data therein. Generally it is accepted that heat produces the following desirable therapeutic effects:
It increases the extendibility of collagen tissues.
Tissues heated to 45C and then stretched exhibit a non-elastic residual elongation of about 0.5 – 0.9% that persists after the stretch is removed which does not occur in these same tissues when stretched at normal tissue temperatures. Thus 20 stretching sessions can produce a 10-18% increase in length in tissues so heated and stretched.
This effect would be especially valuable in working with ligaments, joint capsules, tendons, fasciae, and synovium that have become scarred, thickened or contracted.
Such stretching at 45C caused much less weakening in stretched tissues for a given elongation that a similar elongation produced at normal tissue temperatures.
The experiments cited clearly showed that low-force stretching can produce significant residual elongation when heat is applied together with stretching or range-of -motion exercises, which is also sager than stretching tissues at normal tissue temperatures.
This safer stretching effect is crucial in properly training competitive athletes so as to minimize their “down” time from injuries.
It decreases joint stiffness directly.
There was a 20% decrease in stiffness at 45¼C as compared with 33¼C in rheumatoid finger joints, which correlated perfectly to both subjective and objective observation of stiffness.
Any stiffened joint and thickened connective tissues should respond in a similar fashion.
It relieves muscle spasms.
Muscle spasms have long been observed to be reduced through the use of heat, be they secondary to underlying skeletal, joint, or neuropathological conditions.
This result is possibly produced by the combined effect of heat on both primary and secondary afferents from spindle cells and from its effects on Golgi tendon organs.
The effects produced by each of these mechanisms demonstrated their peak effect within the therapeutic temperature range obtainable with radiant heat.
It offers pain relief
- Pain may be relieved via the reduction of attendant or secondary muscle spasms.
- Pain is also at times related to ischemia due to tension or spasm which can be improved by the hyperemia that heat-induced vasodilatation produces, thus breaking the feedback loop, in which the ischemia leads to further spasm and then more pain.
- Heat has been shown to reduce pain sensation by direct action on both free-nerve ending s in tissues and on peripheral nerves. In one dental study, repeated heat applications led finally to abolishment of the whole nerve responsible for pain arising from dental pulp.
- Heat may both lead to increased endorphin production and a shutting down of the so-called “spinal gate” of Melzach and Wall, each of which can reduce pain.
It increases blood flow
- Heating of one area of the body produces reflex-modulated vasodilations in distant-body areas, even in the absence of a change in core body temperature’ i.e. heat one extremity and the contra lateral extremity also dilates; heat a forearm and both lower extremities dilate; heat the front of the trunk and the hand dilates.
- Heating of muscles produces an increased blood flow level similar to that seen during exercise.
- Temperature elevation produces an increase in blood flow and dilation directly in capillaries, arterioles and venuies, probably through direct action on their smooth muscles. The release of bradykinin, released as a consequence of sweat-gland activity, also produces increased blood flow and vasodilatation.
Whole-body hypothermia, with a consequent core temperature elevation, further induces vasodilatation via a hypothalamic-induced decrease in sympathetic tone on the arteriovenous anastomoses. Vasodilatation is also produced by axonal reflexes and by reflexes that change vasomotor balance.
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.
All of the following ailments may be associated to some degree with poor circulation and, thus, may respond well to the increased peripheral dilation associated with IR application:
- Nervous Tension
- Over-tired muscles
- Strained Muscles
- Varicose Veins
- Upset Stomach
- Stretch Marks
- Menstrual Cramps
- Leg and Decubitus Ulcers failing to heal using conventional approaches
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