Infrared Sauna now onsite at Swoop!
What are the Benefits of an Infrared Sauna?
DETOXIFY YOUR BODY
What better way to detoxify than to “sweat it out”
Our atmosphere is filled with toxins and chemicals as well as heavy metals. We eat these toxins. We touch these toxins. We breathe them in.
LUCKILY, THE BODY HAS MANY SYSTEMS SET IN PLACE TO DETOXIFY, AND THE LIVER AND KIDNEYS PLAY A BIG ROLE IN THAT PROCESS. SKIN IS ONE OF THOSE BIG DETOXIFIERS TOO.
As we sweat, our body gets rid of impurities – it’s one of the primary ways that we keep the bad stuff flowing out of the body in addition to increasing blood flow and blood circulation. And it’s also the reason why a good sweat is recommended on a regular basis (i.e. exercise (may I recommend the bungee fit class 😊) and now your use of infrared saunas).
But not all saunas are created equally, and not all sweat is the same either. Sweat from traditional saunas is made up of 95-97% water with salt making up the rest. Far infrared saunas are more effective in moving toxins through the skin because sweat from far infrared saunas contained only 80-85% water as well as cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, sulfuric acid, sodium, toxic heavy metals, ammonia, and uric acid (1).
Maintenance detoxification does the body good. It boosts the immune system and strengthens it so that it can fight potential illness. Detoxing can even improve nutrient absorption and digestion.
One of the very top benefits of our Radiant Health Far Infrared Sauna is getting gentle detoxification.
GET RADIANT SKIN
Gorgeous skin is another reason sweating in an infrared sauna session is going to help you.
SWEAT HELPS CLEAR OUT YOUR SKIN. ALL THOSE CLOGGED PORES START PURGING, AND YOU’RE LEFT WITH CLEAR SKIN NOT ONLY ON YOUR FACE, BUT EVERYWHERE.
On top of that goodness, the rays from far infrared saunas can boost your production of elastin and collagen– two substances that keep your skin looking youthful, supple, and firm.
Far infrared saunas can detox the skin by clearing the pores and enhancing circulation. It may even help to get rid of bags and dark circles from under the eyes.
BOOST YOUR METABOLISM
How much you eat and what you eat are two of the biggest factors when it comes to your weight. How much you burn off is another factor.
SAUNA THERAPIES HAVE BEEN CALLED “PASSIVE CARDIO” – AND RIGHTLY SO. IT RAISES HEART RATES JUST LIKE THE WAY A TREADMILL, STAIRMASTER, OR ELLIPTICAL CAN…BUT WITHOUT THE EXTRA EFFORT.
In the Harvard Health Publication, your heart rate increases because of the high temperatures produced by the infrared therapy. Those increment levels are very similar to the ones you get with moderate-intensity exercises.
According to a journal in the American Medical Association, a 30-minute infrared sauna session can burn about 600 calories. Of course, you are going to lose some water weight (which is temporary),but burning those calories can have a legitimate impact on your weight.
Though you should never rely on the benefits of far infrared saunas to lose weight (gut health, nutrition and lifestyle are the priority) why not take advantage of the chance to lose some pounds with minimal efforts?
REDUCE YOUR STRESS
Chronic stress is a silent killer. Unfortunately, most of us experience it more often than we’d like. What better to press the “reset” button than to step into a far infrared sauna?
Investing the time and money to reap the relaxing benefits of far infrared saunas is an act of self-care. And notice that I used the word investment. Because it’s an investment into yourself and the rewards are more than worth it.
BESIDES BUSTING STRESS LEVELS, SAUNA THERAPY CAN RELEASE DOPAMINE AND SEROTONIN, TWO OF OUR “FEEL GOOD” BRAIN CHEMICALS.
Essentially, they are your body’s natural “high” and they combat stress head on. So you can probably understand exactly why you will feel awesome after your infrared session.
The temperature makes the far infrared sauna experience more comfortable than a regular sauna experience. Though it is quite warm and you will sweat (quite a bit)
PROTECT YOUR HEART
In the same way that the increased temperatures can rev your heart rate and help you burn calories, they can also improve heart rate levels (similar to what you can achieve with physical training).
Infrared saunas cardiovascular benefits include lower blood pressure and improved circulation. Infrared saunas can even lower your blood pressure and improve your circulation.
Of course, stay super aware. If you have any serious heart condition(s) (or serious medical condition in general), get the “go ahead” from your doctor before you try the infrared sauna.
BOOST YOUR BRAIN
Yes – far infrared sauna use can even support your brain!
Here are some of the cognitive benefits of far infrared saunas. Use of infrared sauna therapy can:
Enhance the creation of new brain cells, also called neurogenesis. It also safeguards existing neurons against potential damages.
Improve norepinephrine levels significantly, which makes you more focused and more alert.
Help in the production of prolactin hormone that promotes the growth of myelin (nerve fiber insulation in the brain) that is responsible for how quickly your brain processes things
DITCH THE PAIN
It is not only heat that is helping your muscles relax – but actual infrared heat – you will feel the ultimate relief… from decreased joint pain, stiffness and muscle spasms to improved recovery time and healing process.
All of the other benefits of far infrared saunas can assist in relieving pain too – like promoting relaxation and detoxification.
*Excerpts from article from Elevays