Sauna Therapy has long been recommended by practitioners in alternative health circles because of its known power to remove heavy metals and other environmental toxicants, including mold, plastics, and other chemicals that have become part of modern life. Sauna therapy has also been part of many drug rehabilitation programs because of its known help in the detoxification process for certain drugs as well. Today’s clients want to make sure they’re doing all they can to feel good and live as healthy as possible. Heat and sweat alone have been known to be beneficial for a long time. Today’s infrared saunas offer even more benefits to feel good about.
What is infrared?
Infrared is found in nature and is necessary light for life. All living things need it to grow and flourish.
- Nature brings us infrared light. It’s the healthy, healing rays that come from the sun. You’ve felt infrared your entire life. When you sit next to a fire or feel the warmth of the sun on your skin. Infrared also helps plants bloom – just the right amount helps stems grow fast and strong.
- Sunlight is 52-55% infrared. It’s all the good parts of the sun’s healing light.
- The experience of an infrared treatment is similar to sunbathing, giving you that wonderful natural warmth. Unlike sunbathing, infrared heat therapy is completely healthy and safe. You can relax in an infrared sauna and it will never cause your skin to burn. Infrared is part of a natural spectrum.
- Remember the first time you saw a prism transform light into a rainbow of visible light? Infrared is the invisible light just outside the prism next to red light, thus the name “infra (below)” + “red.”
- Infrared consists of 3 wavelengths: near, mid and far.
- Visible light and infrared are part of the electromagnetic spectrum, a continuum of light waves organized by how they interact with matter. Scientists explain infrared as a safe, gentle form that brings many good, healthy things to earth and human beings. Infrared heats the body directly rather than simply heating the air.
- Infrared penetrates human tissue, and the energy it delivers is just the right nudge cells need to stimulate warmth, growth and release.
- Infrared is effective at a low, soothing temperature.
- It is completely healthy and safe for all living things. It’s even used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.