Physical therapist, chiropractors, and doctors are using infrared daily in hospitals and clinics. Some of the benefits of infrared saunas are healing of skin conditions, increase flexibility and help heal the body. Infrared is so save that it is even used in hospitals to keep the newborn babies warm.
Near, middle and far infrared wavelengths are part of the broad healing wavelength spectrum. The wavelengths penetrate soft tissue, warming the body and opening the blood vessels. This process is called vasodilation.
Infrared saunas also help with the following:
Advanced Solocarbon Custom Spectrum heating technology has the unique ability to heal wounds faster and minimize scarring through the use of near-infrared LEDs. Studies conducted by NASA concluded that NIR LED light significantly promotes faster cell regeneration, wound healing and human tissue growth. Human cell growth increased by 155%-171% in some cases and wound size decreased by 36%.1
Far infrared saunas are more effective in moving toxins through the skin than traditional saunas because in a far infrared sauna only 80 to 85% of the sweat is water with the non-water portion is cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, sulfuric acid, toxic heavy metals, sodium, ammonia, and uric acid.2 Sweating is one of the body’s safest and most natural ways to maintain good health and heal. Detoxification is important because it strengthens the body’s immune system and helps the body’s biochemical processes function efficiently so that we are better able to digest the nutrients in our foods. Detoxification has also been shown to be helpful with colitis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, auto-immune disease, immune deficiency states, autism, ADD and ADHD.” – Dr. Rachel West
Saunas have proven to assist in weight loss by heating of your core temperature to induce sweating. Infrared sauna increase blood flow and heart rate, much like moderate exercise, has shown to help weight loss. Saunas also aid in weight loss by easing pains and aches associated with weight training, helping you bet back to the gym sooner.
The Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, completed a study that showed significant improvements in skin appearance just 12 weeks after sauna skin therapy using near-infrared technology. Participants experienced a reduction in crow's feet and wrinkles, as well as an improved overall skin tone, including, smoothness, elasticity, softness, clarity, and firmness. Infrared sauna also helps with acne, skin detoxification, and skin tone and texture.
Infrared therapy helps soothe your mind by enveloping your body in relaxing warmth. Saunas are designed for maximum comfort, allowing you to not only loosen your body, but relax your mind. Practicing mindful meditation while in a sauna therapy session can also help with mental stress reduction. Alone time is maximized with a sauna therapy session, giving you an opportunity to reflect and move on from the stressors of the day.
Sunlighten infrared sauna owners love to tell us about the pain relief properties of their sauna sessions. You too can toss the pain pills and step into one of our healing infrared sanctuaries to relieve tension and relax muscles. Sunlighten infrared sauna heat works by penetrating joints, muscles and tissues, increasing circulation and speeding oxygen flow. By reducing soreness on nerve endings, our infrared heat reduces muscle spasms and helps the body heal itself naturally.
A study done at the Medical College of Wisconsin demonstrated that LED-produced near infrared (NIR) helps promote cell health and regeneration. The LEDs in our Solocarbon 3-in-1® heaters produce infrared in this same range.
A study from The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology concluded that LED near infrared (NIR) restores enzyme activity and reduces cell death by half.
Regardless of the extent of the injury, someone who regularly uses this type of sauna will recover faster…It doesn’t add additional stress to the body or the injury. It actually works with the body to heal.” -Dr. Jeffrey Spencer – University of Southern California