Far Infrared Sauna
What is Far Infrared Heat?
Infrared heat is simply a form of energy in the form of a band of light. The electromagnetic spectrum is divided into three segments by wavelength measured in microns. 0.076 to 1.5 microns is “near” infrared, 1.5 to 5.6 microns is “middle” infrared and 5.6 to 1000 microns is “far” infrared. This invisible band of light warms objects without warming the air between the source and the object. The best example of this is the sun. Recall standing in the sun on a cold day. You felt warmth from the sun even though the air temperature was cold. This warmth you feel is far infrared penetrating your body 1.5 to 3.5 inches.
Infrared heat is completely safe energy that raises the temperature in objects without having to heat the air in between. Approximately 80% of the sun’s rays fall into the infrared range. It is not visible to the human eye but can been seen with special cameras that translate the light into visible colors.
How Does the Far Infrared Sauna Work?
The Thermal Life™ Far Infrared Sauna therapy unit that we utilize duplicates these healthy far infrared frequencies. Our tissues selectively absorb these rays as the water in our cells react in a process called “resonant absorption”. This “resonant absorption” occurs when the frequency of the far infrared matches the frequency of the water in our cell causing toxins to be dropped off into the bloodstream and excreted in sweat, feces and urine.
The radiant heat produced in our Far Infrared Sauna is efficient because it warms you, not the air. The body absorbs as much as 93 percent of this heat, causing perspiration and producing a vast array of healthful benefits. The sauna employs an infrared heater that radiates heat that penetrates the skin to a depth of one and a half inches. Unlike traditional saunas, the Far Infrared Sauna operates at the relatively low temperatures of 110 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
While you calmly relax in the soothing warmth of the sauna, your body is hard at work. A 20 to 30 minute sauna creates approximately the same amount of perspiration as a six mile run.
“Perspiration therapy”, sometimes referred to as “heat stress detoxification” is not new. It dates back to Roman times and even earlier. In fact, virtually every society, including the American Indian sweat lodges, has used “heat stress detoxification”. If we are not perspiring we are missing as much as 27% of our body’s ability to rid itself of toxins.
Far Infrared Therapy Sauna assists in weight loss.
- It effectively reduces heavy metals, which have been directly related to metabolic imbalances in the body, causing poor digestion and weight gain.
- The far infrared sauna decreases fat stored toxins. Often times weight loss cannot be accomplished unless these toxins are removed first.
- Although weight loss due to perspiration (water loss) is quickly regained, as much as 600 calories are burned during one short sauna session.
Infrared heat can help relieve pain by widening the blood vessels. This causes increased blood circulation and allows more oxygen to reach painful areas.
The body’s natural reaction to heat is to cool itself. It does this by diverting blood from internal organs to the extremities and skin. This increases cardiac output and metabolic rate. Medical research indicates that use of Far Infrared Sauna therapy may be as effective a means of cardiovascular conditioning as regular exercise.
During a 20 to 30 minute far infrared sauna, you perspire the same amount as if you had run six miles. Clearly for people not in a position to take such regular exercise, this form of sauna is crucial.
Immune System Improvement
A typical sauna session will cause a brief increase in body temperature. Fever is a part of the body’s natural defense against bacteria and other microbes. This beneficial side effect triggers the production of white blood cells and killer T cells.
Far Infrared Sauna removes toxins, such as heavy metals that accumulate due to sluggish elimination. It increases the eliminative, detoxifying, and cleansing capacity of the skin by stimulating the sweat glands.
It’s a Toxic World
Today more than 77,000 chemicals are in active production in this country. Our exposure to these chemicals is greater than at any time since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. More than 3,000 chemicals are added to our food supply, more than 10,000 chemicals in the form of solvents, emulsifiers and preservatives are used in food processing and storage. When ingested these chemicals can remain in the body for years, altering our metabolism, causing enzyme dysfunction and nutritional deficiencies, creating hormonal imbalances and lowering our threshold of resistance to chronic disease.
We are continually subjected to poor air quality, chemically contaminated food and water, household cleansers, paint fumes, pharmaceutical drugs, pesticides and heavy metals (including mercury). The list goes on and on. Studies show that most of us have between 400 and 800 chemical residues stored in the fat cells of our bodies. These chemicals and heavy metals make up our “total toxic burden”.
When our bodies exceed the limit that we can excrete, we begin to store these toxins. This bioaccumulation seriously compromises our physiological and psychological health and leads to chronic disease.
The following symptoms are often related to toxicity:
- Burning skin
- Brain fog, memory loss and other cognitive deficits
- Chronic fatigue
- Chemical sensitivities
- Frequent colds or flu
- Loss of dexterity
- Mood swings
- Muscle and joint pains
“A sauna used to be thought of as a luxury. But studies now confirm that diet and environmental chemicals cause 95% of cancers. Furthermore, as the first generation of man exposed to such an unprecedented plethora of daily chemicals, we have learned that stored or undetoxified chemicals can mimic any disease. “Incurable” chronic diseases that were thought to have no known cause often disappear once toxic chemicals are gone. Since the far infrared sauna is the safest, most efficacious and economical way of depurating stored toxins, this makes it a household necessity.”
— Sherry A. Rogers, M.D., Northeast Center for Environmental Medicine
Internationally known expert in environmental medicine
Author of Tired Or Toxic? and Total Wellness
Detox, Detox, Detox
The Thermal Life™ Far Infrared Sauna is recognized by health practitioners worldwide as perhaps the most effective method of removing both chemical and heavy metal toxins from the body. The combination of “resonant absorption” and low heat makes this the detox method of choice for chronically ill patients as well as those that are well and wish to stay that way by reducing their “toxic burden”.