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A Sauna relaxes blood vessels through a process called vasodilation, resulting in pain relief and reduction of tension and sore muscles. The heat and resulting sweating will also cleanse the skin and provide passive cardiovascular conditioning which can promote lower blood pressure.

So, is sauna good for health? To answer the question simply, yes. There are a tremendous amount of potential benefits. But infrared is much different than steam. 

One of the primary benefits of a sauna is its ability to detoxify the body. The main way this is accomplished this is through the production of sweat. Sweating helps the body rid itself of toxins. Part of the problem is that most people today live relatively sedentary lifestyles. This means they do not sweat often enough or long enough to get rid of toxins.

Benefits of the Far-Infrared Sauna:

  • Detoxification
  • Relaxation
  • Weight Loss
  • Pain Relief
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Improved Circulation
  • Skin Purification
  •  Reduces risk of toxicity-related diseases like 
  • Alzheimers, infections, depression & anxiety, Cancer, & More!

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•Sweating is the body’s safe and natural way to heal, stay healthy, and detox. Sweat carries toxins out of the body and pushes it through the pores. Sweating helps the body release heat and keeps your internal core temperature as consistent as needed.

•The average person has 2.6 million sweat glands. Sweat glands are distributed over the majority of the human body.

•Skin is the largest organ in the body and it plays a significant part in the detox process.

•Detox from a Sunlight Far-Infrared Sauna is 7 to 10 times greater than a conventional sauna because it operates more effectively at temperatures 60 to 80 degrees lower than conventional saunas. In a Sunlight Far-Infrared Sauna, the average person sweats out 20% toxins and 80% water! In a conventional sauna the average person sweats out 3% toxins and 97% water. 

Spending time in a HeatWave Sauna can help relieve many ailments, including:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Common Cold
  • Migraine/Headaches
  • Nervous Tension
  • Rheumatism
  • Muscle Pain
  • Influenza
  • Arthritis
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Bruises & Burns
  • Sports Injuries

Burn Calories in a 30 Minute Sunlight Sauna Session!​ 

  Studies have shown a 30 minute far infrared sauna session can burn up to 200-600 calories . As the body works to cool itself while using a far infrared sauna, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate. Blood flow during whole body hyperthermia is reported to rise from a normal 5-7 quarts per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute.

Healthy, Radiant Skin

Time spent in the sauna will help improve the look, feel, & overall health of your skin. The perspiration that takes place in the sauna helps remove toxins deep in your pores, while increased blood circulation brings fresh nutrients to the surface. This process of removing toxins from the skin helps relieve eczema, acne, & other skin disorders. You will be thanking the sauna for your healthy, radiant, glowing skin!

The infrared sauna also has Color Light Therapy!

RED

Red is called "The Great Energizer". Red brings warmth, energy, and stimulation. Red is good for energy, fatigue, colds, chilly & passive people. Red energizes the heart and blood circulation, it builds up the blood and heightens a low blood pressure. Energizes all organs and the senses. Increases sexual desire and activity. Stimulates ovulation and menstration.

BLUE

 Blue is cooling, electric, astringent. Cools down infammations, fever, high blood pressure, stops bleedings, relieves headaches, and calms strong emotions like anger, aggression, or hysteria. Brings tranquility. Anti-itching. Anti-irritation like redness of the skin, anti-stress. Soothes suffering. Blue can be used for any type of ailments associated with speech, communication, or the throat. Excellent for laryngitis or inflammation of the larynx.

GREEN

 Green is the universal healing color. It is the balance and harmony in essence and possesses a soothing influence upon both mind & body. Green can be used for just about any condition of healing. When in doubt, green will always work! Green rings psychological and emotional harmony and balance. Green links with and simulates the heart chakra. Green affects blood pressure and all conditions of the heart. It has both energizing effect and a moderation or soothing effect. It helps restore hormonal imbalances. Stimulates growth hormone and rejuvenation. Cleans and purifes from germs, bacteria and rotting material. Harmonizes digestion, stomach, liver, gall. Has a healing effect on kidneys. Increases immunity. Builds up muscles, bones and tissues. Stimulates inner peace. Strengthens the nervous system.

YELLOW

Yellow helps strengthen the nerves and the mind. It helps awaken mental inspiration and stimulates hight mentality. Thus, it is an excellent color for nervous or nerve-related conditions or ailments. It also energizes the muscles. Dark yellow soothes pains in the nerves (shooting pains). Yellow can be used for conditions of the stomach, liver, and intestines. Speeds up the digestion and assimilation of nutrients from the food. It helps the pores of the skin and aids scarred tissue in the healing itself.

ORANGE

Orange is warm, cheering, non-constricting. Orange stimulates the lungs, the respiration and the digestion. Increases the activity of the thyroid. Relief of muscle cramps and spasms. Orange aids in repairing inflammation of the kidneys, gallstones, menstrual cramps, wet cough & all sinus infections.

PURPLE

This color is an excellent remedy for neurosis, diseases of the scalp, sciatica, tumors, rheumatism, concussion, & cramps. Purple hued colors slow down and over-active heart; stimulate the spleen and the white blood cells (immunity). Purple helps bring sleep. Soothe mental & emotional stress. Decrease sensitivity to pain.

TIPS FOR THE BEST HEALTH BENEFITS

One of the primary health reasons for using a sauna and possibly the most beneficial is that of detoxification. An infrared detox can result in the elimination of heavy metals, chemicals and many other toxins that are detrimental to your health. While any time in a sauna can result in some amount of benefits, following some guidelines can safely increase the benefits significantly.

Infrared saunas typically result in a much better detox than traditional steam. This is primarily due to the way they heat the body, the air, and also your skin temperature.

Before The Sauna​

A proper protocol for detox starts with something that is obvious. Hydrate. Drink a glass of water before beginning the sauna session. The higher the temperature will be, the more water should be consumed before, during and after the heat therapy.

You should drink a full 16-20 ounce glass of water prior to your session. You could also drink a non-sugary sports drink or better yet coconut water. Coconut water has the added advantage of being loaded with electrolytes and all the nutrients needed for your body to assimilate the fluid completely and quickly.

Avoid sugary drinks, sodas, coffee or fruit juices with added sugar. Your body will want to sweat out toxic matter from itself and will need a lot of fluid to perform this task well.

How important is this? The Holistic Healing Centre, located just outside Sydney Australia has a good brochure describing how to best use their saunas. And the largest section has to do with hydration:

Stay Hydrated! Most people do not drink enough water to begin with and now that you are using a far infrared sauna and sweating, it is even more important to stay properly hydrated. A good rule of thumb is to drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh.  For example, if you are 150lbs, you will drink 75 to 150 ounces of water from the time you wake up until the time you close your eyes at night.

When exercising or using our sauna you will need to increase this water. It is important to drink water during the hour before you enter the sauna. This will also aid in the detoxifying process. 

Showering Before & After the Sauna

Although not necessary, some users find showering prior to using their sauna results in a faster and heavier sweat and a more invigorating experience. It can also begin the stimulation of your body’s circulation.

The shower will also remove dirt, dry skin, lotion or any other residue which could hinder proper sweating. As well, you could also dry brush your skin. This brushing will increase circulation and has additional benefits. It is not necessary but it does add some benefit and many think it feels great.

 Fiber for Mobilized Toxin Removal

Once the toxins are released and mobilized in the body, those that are not secreted in the sweat are released into the digestive system. Without proper fiber in the intestines, a portion of these toxins will be reabsorbed back into the body, being again deposited into fat cells.

While eating a heavy meal prior to entering the sauna is not recommended, having fiber in the form of a smoothie, green powder, fruits or vegetables more than an hour before or after your time in the sauna use can be beneficial in aiding the removal of these toxins.

What to Wear

Ideally, no clothing at all allows the best experience, especially in an infrared sauna. The Infrared is hindered by clothing so if any area is injured or needs special attention, it needs to have direct contact with the infrared light waves.

If you are wearing clothing, wear as little as possible of loose fitting clothing that is breathable. Cotton shorts and top would be the better choice. Although rolling up the sleeves, legs and waist to expose as much skin to the infrared as possible is what is needed.  You can wear a bathing suit.  Best option is to go nude.  We supply over-sized towels to wrap in.

First Sauna Session​

Beginners should start with 10-15 minute sessions. Slowly build up to 25-30 minutes. But also listen to your body. If you begin to feel weak, tired or too hot, open the door or simply step out of the sauna. When beginning you should definitely try to not overdo any session.

Many beginners that have been more sedentary may also notice they may not begin to sweat until being in the sauna for 20-30 minutes. This can be normal. Your body will learn to begin sweating sooner as your progress.

Infrared saunas are best experienced at lower temperatures of 110-125 degrees F. This may seem cool for you if you have been used to the traditional steam variety where temps can reach 180-200 degrees F. But in fact, you will receive more benefits when the temps are kept lower.

After the Sauna

After your session, take a warm shower to wash off the toxins that are now on the outside of your skin. Many find that a cool shower rinse after a warm shower invigorates them and their skin. So enjoy a good shower followed by a cool rinse. This will also close up the pores.

When showering, avoid chemical-laden soaps and heavy lotions. Your pores are open wide immediately after a sauna and you want to avoid clogging them.

Plan a little time to relax as a session can often leave you feeling a little drained for a few minutes.

Some users find the session will relax them, preparing them for a good night's sleep and they enjoy the sauna in the evening. Others are invigorated by the session and like to enjoy the renewed energy hours before bed. You will learn quickly what time of day you enjoy the best.

Hydrate again. Have another 8-16 ounce glass of water to replenish what has been lost during your heat therapy.

Want to Learn to Relax?

We live in a world that is in constant motion and activity – the opposite of relaxation. Can you relate? The real problem with this is that the body often does not shut down this constant state of alertness.

The state of being always in alert mode is known as sympathetic. This is commonly known as the fight or flight syndrome. The body and mind are always thinking a tiger is chasing you and you need to remain vigilant at all times.

Over time, staying in this highly alert mode not only wears the body down, but it can drain the adrenals. Adrenalin is used for what should be normal easy-going tasks. Over time cortisol levels can be extremely elevated as a result.

Can infrared saunas offer any help? Yes. Firstly, they can help by simply relaxing the body.

This simple process occurs as the warm infrared waves penetrate the body and begin warming the muscles. Relaxation is the obvious result. This is helpful not only for athletes but also for those who have just completed exercise. The penetrating infrared relaxes at a deep tissue level.

It only requires a short amount of time for this process to start. At least 10 minutes is required but 10-20 minutes is an adequate time to benefit.