What is an infrared Sauna?
Infrared heat is everywhere! At the beach, under a tree, sitting in your backyard watching the kids play.Infrared saunas are known for their abundance of healthy and lifelong benefits. But...what is an infrared sauna? An infrared sauna is a sauna that uses infrared light to heat your body directly instead of the air around you, making your body able to benefit at lower temperatures, unlike a steam sauna which uses harsh temperatures and oppressive steam, which could make it hard to breathe.
Infrared light is not something that is visible to the human eye, but gives it's users immense relaxation and health benefits. If it's just a light, how can we get warm from it? Our skin and clothes will absorb the heat that is being transferred. Infrared light can penetrate your body 1 1/2 to 3". Well, if it's just heat, why can't I just go outside and use natural sunlight? I will name some of the reasons why everyone should use infrared saunas even when it is summer/warm outside.
How is it different?
Infrared saunas gives its users all the benefits of being outside naturally without the harmful effects of the suns uv rays. The difference between Infrared saunas and natural sunlight is basically being in the hot sun vs sitting under a tree in the shade. While in the shade you can indeed still feel warm in the sun because the light that is hitting your skin and clothes will keep you warm, but you are not exposed to the harsh elements of the sun. In addition to this, Infrared saunas are known for having no health risks.
Here are some of the benefits.
#1 Pain Relief: Since infrared light heats the body directly, the heating of the body's muscles, tissues, and joints decreases aches and pains by relaxing the muscles.
#2 Weight loss: Infrared sauna use can burn up to 600 calories in a 30 minute session, the equivalent of running 2-3 miles.
#3 Skin Purification: Infrared Sauna use eliminates toxins from your pores, increases circulation, giving you clear, soft, and healthy skin.
#4 Relaxation: Infrared Sauna use helps your body balance its level of cortisol (your body's primary stress hormone.
#5 Detox: Everyday we are exposed to things that can harm our bodies....pollution, pesticides, processed foods.....etc. Our bodies form water molecules around these toxins like a capsule because our bodies have a hard time ridding itself of these toxins and then stores them in our fat cells. Infrared light penetrates these "capsules" and makes the vibrate and break open so that we are able to sweat them out in the sauna.
In addition to these popular benefits there are a plethora of other benefits. It is a beneficial activity that you can use all year round. It's more than just something to keep you warm in the winter months.
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