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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.
New You Infrared Sauna Spa
Have you ever wondered what is actually involved in an infrared sauna treatment? Maybe you’re hesitant to try it. Here’s the top five things you didn’t know about infrared saunas:
1. There’s no steam!
Many people have told me the reason they don’t like saunas is the steam. It is wet, it makes it hard to breathe, and is just plain uncomfortable. If you are one of those people, have no fear! Our infrared saunas use dual wave micron technology, meaning that you feel the same heat from all sides without the steam! They are free of harmful UV rays and oppressive steam. Our saunas are made with certified 100% nontoxic materials.*
2. They detoxify you.
Because we are exposed to so many toxic substances throughout the day, detoxification is important and will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Infrared saunas are especially effective because treatments produce a deep sweat that releases toxins.
3. Infrared saunas help you along your fitness journey.
With a busy life comes less time to exercise. Injuries also can limit what you do for your health. Infrared sauna sessions are a quick way to burn calories and pair well with a good fitness routine. The Journal of the American Medical Association noted that “regular use of a sauna may be as effective a means of cardiovascular conditioning and burning calories as regular exercise.” Because the sauna raises your core temperature, it stimulates your metabolism. Along with burning calories, infrared saunas can alleviate pain from various ailments.
4. You can boost your immune system with use of infrared saunas.
At New You, your health is the most important thing to us. Regular use of saunas, coupled with natural health practices, can help get you to optimal health. Sauna use helps to fight off bacteria, viruses, and helps ease inflammation. We have a variety of sauna treatments that include essential oils. We also offer aromatherapy, aroma touch sessions, and more for your personal health needs.
5. The experience is comfortable and relaxing.
Our infrared saunas are always kept fresh and clean, so you don’t have to worry about anything as you relax in your private suite. Enjoy relaxing music, a beneficial sauna treatment, the aroma of essential oils, and more. A robe and slippers are provided for your use. You can rehydrate with our infused water after your treatment.
So, come try it out. Sit back, relax, and do what’s best for your health. You will leave feeling like a new you.
*visit healthmatesauna.com/dual-wave-heater/ for more information
Authored by: Madison Toth
We are excited to announce that our clients who utilize our regular Infrared sauna use can also benefit from our partnership with Kosama gym!
Those wishing to incorporate a weight loss and exercise regimen with their infrared sauna, Kosama Fitness and Weigh 2 Go will allow our clients waive the startup fee when joining either program. Notice some of the benefits of sauna coupled with exercise:
ENHANCED ENERGY -One study demonstrated that a 30-minute sauna session two times a week for three weeks POST-workout increased the time that it took for study participants to run until exhaustion by 32% compared to baseline.
DETOXIFY THE BODY - Increased blood circulation stimulates the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins and waste. Sweat is the only way to remove certain carcinogenic PCBs, dioxins, phthalates, and volatile organic hydrocarbons.
LESSENS JOINT AND MUSCLE PAIN & INCREASES FLEXIBILITY - Penetrating heat from NIR has long been proven to reduce pain and increase circulation to areas of discomfort. NIR has also been shown to significantly increase the range of flexibility.
We are excited to offer these added benefits, and encourage all to check it out!