One of the many benefits of infrared sauna is how it enhances one’s beauty.
This blog post is one of eight blog posts I have written for you to help you “Discover the Power of Healing With An Infrared Sauna.” I hope you will visit this link to learn about the many other health benefits of including infrared sauna bathing in your lifestyle.
Infrared Sauna Therapy is an Investment in Your Health
Heat bathing is an old beauty strategy in terms of cleansing one’s skin. As the body sweats via deep sweating, the skin is cleansed and dead skin cells are replaced, keeping the skin in good working order. As we grow older, more of the dead cells accumulate onto our skin pores, as the skin becomes less elastic.
Sweating rinses bacteria out of the epidermal layer and sweat ducts. Improved capillary circulation occurs with the cleansing of the pores, and aids in the growth of new skin, while resulting in a softer looking quality of the skin. The oils, which are the natural moisturizers and antibiotics present in our skin are mobilized through FIR sauna, and helps us look younger.
A study with 31 subjects with facial wrinkles received 9 light therapy treatments using red and near infrared LED therapy. At 12 wks, 52% of the subjects showed a 25-50% improvement in photo-aging scores and 81% of subjects reported a significant improvement in periorbital wrinkles (31).
Another study investigated the effects of infrared radiation on collagen and elastin production dermal fibroblasts, as well as the effects of infrared radiation on photo-aged facial skin lesions. Results showed that the content of collagen and elastin produced by the fibroblasts increased after infrared radiation, and that this increase was proportional to the duration irradiation exposure. Following 6 months of treatment, all patients reported good (51%-75%) improvements in skin texture and roughness, and fair (25-50%) improvement incisor tone of the skin (21).
Sauna bathing has also been shown to facilitate the removal hyperkeratotic scales in psoriasis. Dermatophytes and other infective microorganisms are easily killed by the heat of the sauna (8).
A Quality Sauna is an Investment in Your Health
Not all Infrared Technology is Equal
Sunlighten’s far infrared technology, Solocarbon®, is the only infrared sauna heater on the market clinically shown to raise core temperature nearly 3 degrees. What does this mean for your health? You will experience the most detoxifying sweat, lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure and aid in weight loss through waistline reduction.
The most advanced infrared therapy available is Solocarbon 3-in-1 infrared treatments. The infrared spectrum consists of near (NIR), mid (MIR), and far (FIR) waves, each with distinct characteristics and health benefits. Sunlighten offers all three peak wavelengths for the maximum therapeutic results.
Infrared sauna therapy is an investment in your health. Daily sauna sessions can provide you with a longer life, more energy and a highly effective way to detox your body. With a sauna in your life, every day you will fell better and enjoy long-term health.
Things to Look for In a Sauna:
Infrared sauna is the best way to get that “river of sweat” comfortably. It’s crucial that you sweat to get the benefits. If you don’t sweat, it is not the right sauna, and if it is too miserable for you to sweat, you won’t want to do it. Infrared heat gets you to that “river of sweat” without you being uncomfortable.
Problems with other type of saunas are:
- Heats the room and skin
- Hard to breathe (steam)
- Can create mold/grow bacteria
You will want to use a sauna that is low in radiation and has “full spectrum,” not just NEAR, and not just FAR infrared. You will also want the sauna to reach a therapeutic heat of over 160 degrees. That’s because it is at this temperature that the “river of sweat” is produced, where core body temperature is raised, where the production of heat shock proteins are produced and where the immune response is mobilized.
Use daily for a minimum of 30-45 minutes at 120-125 degree F for the first two weeks, then 125-135 degree F for the next two weeks.
Drink 8-16 ounces of water before and after each sauna session. Once a week add a few drops of trace minerals to your water supply.
Infrared Sauna Therapy is An Investment in Your Health!