An infrared sauna is an effective approach to natural healing as well as prevention. In an infrared sauna, the infrared light penetrates the human tissue and produces a multitude of anti-aging health-related benefits. Infrared saunas are currently being deemed one of the hottest technology-based therapies for a healthier lifestyle.
What Is an Infrared Sauna and How Does It Work?
Infrared saunas are saunas that utilize light for generating heat. These kinds of saunas are also sometimes referred to as “far-infrared saunas.” A conventional sauna makes use of heat for warming the air, which ultimately warms the body. In an infrared sauna, your body gets direct heat while the air around you stays at a normal temperature.
Infrared saunas are known for creating many of the same body reactions experienced during moderate exercise sessions, such as increased heart rate and vigorous sweating. As compared to the regular sauna, the infrared sauna is capable of producing the same results at a lower temperature. This is why it is more suitable for those who are unable to tolerate the excess heat produced by traditional saunas.
An infrared sauna is highly recommended for those who are looking to get back into shape and achieve overall improved health.
Benefits of Infrared Sauna
Here are some of the key benefits of infrared saunas:
Detoxification: We all know sweating is good for health. This is safest and most natural way for the body to heal and remain healthy. As mentioned earlier, the infrared sauna heats up the body directly and causes an increase in your core temperature, which results in an intense detoxifying sweat. This happens at the level of the cells, which is where all the toxins accumulate.
According to medical experts, detoxification is critical, since it helps in strengthening the immune system of the body and promotes the efficient functioning of the biochemical processes of the body. This means there is improved digestion of nutrients present in various foods. In addition to this, detoxification may also help with lifestyle disorders such as colitis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, immune deficiency, and auto-immune disease.
Weight Loss: If you’re looking to lose some weight, infrared saunas might be extremely helpful. Infrared saunas can support weight loss, because they help detoxify the body while burning calories. And all this happens without you having to make any effort! As you relax and feel comfortable, your body becomes lighter and healthier.
According to studies, a single infrared sauna session has the ability to burn up to 600 calories (or more)! The body keeps working to cool itself down and there is a significant rise in your heart rate, metabolic rate, and cardiac output. This causes increased burning of calories by the body.
Pain Relief: Another critical benefit of an infrared sauna is that it can offer significant pain relief. As the infrared heat continues to penetrate your tissues, muscles, and joints, you feel relief from all kinds of minor aches, as well as chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia.
Does an Infrared Sauna Sound Right for You?
If you would like to learn more about our infrared sauna, contact the office of Dr. Lu-Jean Feng, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, and arrange a consultation.