Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Far infrared sauna detox


   When we first heard about far-infrared sauna's, I thought immediately of our microwave. I wasn't going to cook myself from the inside out. I could not understand how I was going to acheive any health benefits from that. How was it safe? But when I joined a wellness centre they had one and convinced me to try theirs. After realizing how wonderful I felt, I couldn't stop using it.   
  My husband got a little grossed out thinking about everybody sweating in the same sauna over and over again and all the germs & bacteria that came with it. Even though they were cleaned, but really, do we all clean the same way, hmmmm? Plus we hadn't done any research on the safety part of them at this point. But all I knew is that if we figured out they were safe, we were buying one.
    My husband did all the research to see really what the health benefits were and the safety of them.
He spend a long time researching and came to the conclusion that if the far infrared had a low EMF, then it would be safe. Plus having our own would keep me out of the wellness centre one that gave him the heebie jeebies :)

How the far infrared saunas work

A far-infrared sauna is a type of sauna that uses light to create heat. "Far" describes where the infrared waves fall on the light spectrum. A traditional sauna uses heat to warm the air, which in turns warms your body. An infrared sauna heats your body directly without warming the air around you.

Far infrared waves penetrate deep into our body for a deep heating action which allows for the body to activate the sweat glands. The sweat glands offer one of only a few mechanisms that the body has to eliminate toxins and since the skin is the largest organ in the human body it is a very good means for elimination.

The sun is the primary source of radiant energy, but not all of this energy is beneficial. Although life needs energy from the sun, too much sunlight damages the skin. Far infrared heat provides all the healthy benefits of natural sunlight without any of the dangerous effects of solar radiation. 

Another thing about the saunas is that they come in all shapes and sizes with some having light therapy, radios & CD players to make the experience that much more enjoyable & relaxing. 

Benefits of an infared sauna.

It makes you sweat which releases toxins aiding in cleansing & detoxifying the body.
It raises your metabolism to help in weight loss.
Helps with chronic fatigue syndrome.
Helps with anti aging & skin purification.
Helps with relaxation. 
Helps relieve joint & muscle pain.
Helps with relieving your sinuses from a cold.
Helps to relieve a hang over.
Helps you feel better.
Helps you sleep better.

You can lose quite a bit of calories, however it's mostly water loss. It's very important to drink water before during after. I realized the less water I had in me that it took longer to get a good sweat going.
Being well hydrated is very important. The length of time in one is completely up to each person. We stay in for 1 hour approx 2 times a week. If you get a chance give one a try to see how it makes you feel.

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