An infrared sauna is a special type of sauna that uses light to create heat. You might also hear them referred to as “far-infrared.” This describes where the infrared waves fall on the light spectrum. Far infrared is the same type of heat produced by the sun, but without any of the negative side effects. It’s like being in your own box of healing sunshine without all the harmful radiation!
Infrared saunas have been shown to heal sun damaged skin, including wrinkles and fine lines. These rays are the most vital to health and healing. They stimulate endorphins, kill bad bacteria and parasites and most importantly, penetrate the body to detoxify cells. Infrared saunas combined with chromotherapy help achieve even more benefits. Chromotherapy or color light therapy is the restoration of balance to the body through the use of color. Each color is associated with a body response. Saunas with these benefits have proven to be so effective that even major hospitals and medical research centers worldwide have begun researching and implementing them into their routines.
Here are three great benefits of infrared saunas with chromotherapy:
The world we live in contains many toxic chemicals which our bodies absorb. These toxins can be difficult for the body to eliminate on its own. Through increased blood circulation and stimulation of sweat glands, the body is able to release the accumulated toxins. This is the best way to rid the body of heavy metals, pesticide residue, and other toxins. Find out more here.
Improve skin and Eliminate Cellulite
The profuse sweating achieved through infrared sauna sessions rid embedded impurities and dry/dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and immaculately clean. The increased circulation draws nutrients and mineral-rich fluids to the surface which helps increase firmness, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and can eliminate cellulite! You’ll also see improved skin tone, firmness, elasticity, and fresh color. The increased blood circulation and toxin removal has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts. In addition, open wounds heal more quickly, and scarring is reduced. Infrared therapy is used routinely in burn units in Asia. The benefits of skin health are quickly seen after just one infrared sauna session! Your skin will be baby soft, glowing and feel deeply cleansed after one sauna session. Find out more here.
Aids weight loss and boosts metabolism
A 30-minute sauna session burns anywhere from 300-600+ calories. That’s the equivalent of going on a 45-minute jog! Infrared saunas are known to help break the plateau in weight loss and are especially helpful in releasing stubborn belly fat. That’s because heavy metals and toxic chemicals accumulate primarily in fat cells, especially belly fat, and those toxins keep the body from eliminating the fat itself. Many of those stored belly fat toxins are classified as obesogens because they cause fat cells to get larger or multiply. There’s also evidence that obesogens slow the metabolism and increase appetite. Toxins play a huge role in belly fat storage. Helping your body eliminate these toxins will go a long way at losing that stubborn fat. A clean body can metabolize unwanted fat properly.
Though these are three great benefits of infrared saunas, there are many more! To see what else infrared saunas with chromotherapy offer, and where you can utilize these benefits click here.