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Infrared Sauna - What are the benefits?

Updated: Jan 29

According to Neurohacker: Red and near-infrared light have the unique ability to boost mitochondrial function and energy production in your cells - which leads to systemic health benefits in the body. It utilizes two specific wavelenths of light (mid 600nm red light and mid 800nm near-infrared light) that are naturally emitted by the sun.

But what are the benefits? These are just a few reported benefits:

  1. Detox -the heat from infrared sauna increases blood circulation to help stimulate the sweat glands, releasing toxins, including heavy metals. Unlike other detox methods, infrared saunas are safe, and effective every time, leaving every cell of your body rejuvenated.

  2. Weight loss - a single sauna session can burn 200 - 400 calories. As your body increases sweat production to cool itself, your heart works harder to pump blood, increasing your metabolism as you relax.

  3. Cardiovascular conditioning - The Journal of the American Medical Association says regular use of an infrared sauna stresses the cardiovascular system similar to running. Regular use may be an effective means of cardiovascular conditioning.

  4. Post exercise recovery - Helps muscles recover faster and decrease inflammation. The heat helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, providing relief and healing to muscles and soft tissues. Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste and delivers oxygen rich blood to oxygen depleted muscles, giving them exactly what they need. Muscles relax when tissues are warm, providing greater flexibility and range of motion.

  5. Skin health - sweating out impurities in the skin. Increased circulation pulls your skin's nutrients to the surface, improving tone, elasticity, texture and color. Acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts have been shown to improve.

  6. Cellulite reduction - increased heart rate and blood circulation work to stop fatty deposits and fibrosis from accumulating in the fat cells, reducing the appearance of cellulite.

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