Infrared Saunas: Is widely known to be a great way to lose weight, reduce pain, sleep better and recover faster from exercise. The main reason why an infrared sauna is so good at addressing these ailments because of the sauna's ability to create a cardiovascular workout on the body without movement!
It just so happens that the sauna environment is a great environment to deliver infrared as you are not wearing any clothing and you are surrounded by the infrared heat.
How is this possible?
When in the sauna, the body starts to activate its heat response. This means there will see an increase in heart rate, increase in blood flow and therefore also an increase in oxygen flowing through the system. Once hot enough, the body will start to sweat in order to cool itself.
The interesting part about this is that in most cases, large movements are not actually necessary. Saunas are such a great way to create cardiovascular work on the body without using your muscles. This is great for people who are injured, have recently undergone surgery or just aren’t able to move. It’s also great if you’re sore form a workout and want to exercise without putting much strain on your muscular system.
As the body heats up and the circulation increases, the muscles will loosen which will allow anyone to stretch deeper into my legs when I hop out.
Infrared Saunas Versus Traditional and Steam Saunas
The main difference between infrared saunas and traditional saunas is how they use heat. Traditional saunas use a single heater that is heating the air and this hot air heats the user. In contrast, infrared saunas use advanced therapy to heat the user directly with only a small percentage of the heat heating the air. This results in a deeper sweat and at lower ambient air temperature. In fact, infrared saunas usually operate between 115° – 135°F, while traditional saunas can get up to 195°F
You will get all of the relaxation benefits of a traditional infrared sauna along with the increased health benefits that infrared offers all at a much more comfortable temperature. Infrared saunas are also dry saunas.
Not only are infrared saunas extremely beneficial, but they are also more efficient and require less electricity (a traditional sauna is almost three times as expensive to run as an infrared sauna). That also means that the warm-up time of an infrared sauna is much quicker than a traditional sauna.
INFRARED SAUNA HEALTH BENEFITS
WEIGHT LOSS & INCREASED METABOLISM
In Accordance with the Journal of the American Medical Association, regular use of a sauna impacts a similar boost on the cardiovascular system. As you relax in the gentle infrared heat, your body is hard at work producing sweat, pumping blood and burning calories.
As your body increases sweat production to cool itself, your heart works harder to pump blood at a greater rate to boost circulation. This increase in your metabolism will burn calories.
MUSCLE PAIN RELIEF
The infrared Sauna Increases blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscle, so they recover faster.
Muscles relax best when tissues are warm, for greater flexibility and range of motion. Far Infrared heat relieves muscle tension. The deep heat of far infrared saunas helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Infrared heat also reduces soreness on nerve endings and muscle spasms as muscle joints and fibres are heated.
IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOST
The deep heating from the Sauna True Wave II™ infrared heaters will raise your core body temperature, inducing an artificial fever. How does this benefit the body? Fever is the body’s natural mechanism to strengthen and accelerate the immune response, as seen in the case of infection.
This enhanced immune system, combined with improved elimination of toxins and wastes via intense sweating, increases your overall health and resistance to disease.
Since one of the biggest infrared sauna health benefits is its ability to increase your blood circulation and stimulate the sweat glands thereby releasing built-up toxins in the body.
Daily sauna sweating helps by detoxify the body, thereby getting rid of accumulated highly toxic metals (lead, mercury, nickel, and cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and other organic and inorganic compounds.
IMPROVES APPEARANCE OF CELLULITE
Cellulite refers to superficial pockets of trapped fat, which cause uneven dimpling or “orange peel” skin. It appears in 90% of post-adolescent women and is rarely seen in men. Common, but not exclusive areas where cellulite is found are the buttocks, thighs, and the abdomen. Contrary to popular belief, cellulite is not related to obesity, and the appearance of cellulite is not always reduced by weight loss.
Since the far infrared radiant heat of the Sauna warms three times as deep as conventional saunas, it is significantly more effective at reducing cellulite. There is a direct link between the slowing of metabolic rates and the storage of toxins in fat cells. Sauna use and far infrared heat can increase heart rate and localized blood circulation, which essentially reverses the above-mentioned trends towards the accumulation of liquids in the fat cells to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
EASE JOINT PAIN AND STIFFNESS
Time spent in an infrared sauna benefits patients suffering from many forms of arthritis. Radiant heat has also been effective in the treatment of sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and many other muscular-skeletal ailments. Much of the stiffness, aches and soreness that comes with ageing is reduced or eliminated.
STRESS AND FATIGUE REDUCTION
Just a few minutes in the gentle warmth of an infrared sauna will help you feel relaxed, rejuvenated and renewed.
Many Jacuzzi Sauna customers comment on how much they look forward to their Infrared Sauna session, as it’s a great time to get away and release any built-up tension and stress. It’s like having a day spa in your home, open all the time for your convenience.
Infrared Saunas have also been shown to affect the autonomic nervous system putting you in the parasympathetic (rest and digest) state allowing your body to heal.
The profuse sweating achieved after just a few minutes in your Sauna carries off deeply embedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and immaculately clean. Increased circulation draws your skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface.
You’ll see improved tone, elasticity, texture and fresh colour. Increased blood circulation has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts. In addition, open wounds heal more quickly