The Far-Infrared Sauna is recommended to promote and improve circulation, cleansing and detoxification. Environmental pollutants, high stress levels, poor diet and sleep habits, and the by-products of normal cellular metabolism all increase in the toxic burden on the body. Ensuring optimal function of all primary routes of elimination in essential to good health, and knowing how to safely and effectively detoxify these avenues is imperative when beginning any detox plan. Each individual is unique in their ability to excrete toxins which means detox plans are not a one size fits all!
The most comfortable and safest adjunct to any detoxification treatment plan is the infrared sauna. Operating between 115F-135F this type of sauna produces energy waves via Direct Light Conversion which penetrates 2-3 inches deep into the body’s core increasing circulation, nourishing damaged tissue and pulling chemicals from fat storage directly into our sweat. A sweat volume 2-3 times higher than that of a regular sauna is produced.
The deep heat of the Far-Infrared Sauna allows blood vessels to dilate, effectively allowing release of tight muscles and enhancing blood flow and elimination of cellular by-products to decrease joint pain and stiffness and relieve muscle spasms and pain. Increasing circulation helps remove waste products such as lactic acid from the cells and tissue and delivers oxygen rich blood to nourish tight, tired muscles. Research supports the use of Far-Infrared Sauna for providing effective pain relief in those suffering from:
- Back pain/Stiffness
Enhancing the removal of toxic elements and the burden placed on the body’s routes of elimination has been shown to enhance the immune response, stimulates the body’s natural healing process. Shorter recovery time for colds and flus and decreased incidence of sickness has been shown.
Eliminates Harmful Toxins
Direct Light Conversion within the Far-Infrared Sauna actively allows deeper penetration of tissue, muscles, and cells. This process produces a sweet volume 2-3 times that of a traditional hot air sauna which is filled with waste and debris of cellular metabolism leaving you clean from the inside out! By allowing detoxification via the skin, the infrared sauna takes the detoxifying load off of your liver and kidneys allowing for direct elimination of heavy metals including lead, mercury, aluminum, cadmium and fat-soluble toxins.
Benefits the Skin
Profuse sweating and cleansing of the skin allows for removal of deeply imbedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and radiant! Skin tone, elasticity and collagen are enhanced aiding in cell regeneration and decreased fine lines and wrinkles. The Far-Infrared Sauna has shown improvement in:
- Tone and Elasticity
Aids in Weight Loss
The process of detoxification via increased blood flow, vasodilation of vessels and enhanced oxygen transport allows increased heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, improving your overall cardiovascular fitness. Research shows one 30 minute session burns up to 350 calories aiding in overall weight loss! NASA concluded infrared passive exercise is an effective and ideal method of keeping astronauts fit in space.
Chronic stress is now acknowledged as a key driver behind most of today’s modern health concerns, both physical and mental. Nearly all illness is stress related: it’s either caused by stress, aggravated by stress, or causes stress. The Far-Infrared Sauna is an excellent opportunity to decompress and unplug from the stress of the day-to-day human race. Enhancing cardiac output increases release of calming and soothing neurotransmitters and decreases the demand and release of cortisol, helping you sleep better and cope with daily demands more effectively!
Dr. Vienna Iafrate, ND will perform an assessment prior to recommending a supervised Far-Infrared Sauna protocol where customized details specific to your health and needs will be made. Details will include sauna preparation, nutritional recommendations and duration, temperature and frequency of sauna use required to reach your healthcare goals.
Prior to beginning any detoxification treatment plan it is best to consult with Dr. Vienna Iafrate, ND to determine if a detox plan is indicated, and if so what treatment options are best for you!