One of the main differences between a traditional dry sauna and an infrared sauna is, traditional dry saunas use temperatures as high as 185 to 195 degrees F, which can overwhelm those who are more sensitive to the heat. Infrared saunas use a much milder temperature environment of between 120 to 150 degrees F.
However, because the heat of infrared saunas travels much deeper into the body, they are able to cause a more vigorous sweat at a lower temperature. Your skin absorbs the infrared wavelength, causing your body’s temperature to rise. Our infrared sauna detoxifies your body by heating your core temperature, resulting in a deep sweat at the cellular level where toxins reside.
Infrared has amazing health benefits including pain relief, decreased inflammation, relaxation, weight loss, skin purification, and increased circulation. This is a great way to show your body a little love for all the work it does.
And if that’s not enough to convince you, one 25-minute session in our sauna burns the same amount of calories as running two miles (true calories not just water weight).
Regular use of an Infrared Sauna helps to clean toxins inside your body and control skin inflammation, eliminating the itching associated with eczema and psoriasis, while repairing the skin. Infrared Sauna Therapy is also a great reliever of stress – a known trigger for both eczema and psoriasis.
When infrared waves are applied to water molecules (comprising 70% of our body), these molecules begin to vibrate. This vibration reduces the ion bonds and the eventual breakdown of the water molecules causes encapsulated gases and other toxic materials to be released.
*Some Information about Infrared Sauna and Rosacea*
Some rosacea sufferers have reported noticing a positive response by using an infrared sauna. The idea of an infrared sauna and rosacea may sound counterintuitive since rosacea usually reacts quite poorly to heat. The thing to understand is that an infrared sauna is much different than general saunas, the ones you may be familiar with, that are heat-producing. Infrared saunas do produce some heat but their levels are generally much lower. Plus, they offer the benefit of being anti-inflammatory.
Possibly, because of this, some people who are struggling with the flushed, red skin condition find infrared saunas and rosacea can work well together. Some find these types of saunas actually seem to help with their rosacea. The key factor in using infrared saunas for rosacea is to be non-aggressive. This means monitoring the amount of time your session in a sauna is and taking care to use a lower heat level.
Certain microbiologists, who are experts in the field of rosacea or conditions of the skin, suggest that people with rosacea might have a huge excess of fat soluble porphyrins in their skin, making skin dry, irritated, and easily damaged. The theory of the link between infrared saunas and rosacea is that it may enable a sufferer to basically sweat it out. In other words, the infrared sauna would cause the person to sweat out, or at least release to the excretory system, and release the fat soluble porphyrins in the skin. The end result would be relief from some of the symptoms of secondary porphyria.
There have also been reports that claim there are other reasons infrared saunas and rosacea may work well together, such as the dilation of blood vessels that cause a general flushing. Infrared saunas are known for their ability to increase and improve blood circulation. In cases of people struggling with rosacea, it has been stated that increased micro-circulation and blood flow aid in the body’s ability to release toxins, therefore alleviating some symptoms of the condition.
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