Infrared Sauna Therapy


Sauna therapy has been used for hundreds of years in the Scandinavian region as a standard health activity. Studies document the effectiveness of sauna therapy for persons with hypertension, congestive heart failure, and for post-myocardial infarction care. Some individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic fatigue, chronic pain, or addictions also find benefit. Existing evidence supports the use of saunas as a component of depuration (purification or cleansing) protocols for environmentally-induced illness. While far-infrared saunas have been used in many cardiovascular studies, all studies applying sauna for depuration have utilized saunas with radiant heating units. Overall, regular sauna therapy (either radiant heat or far-infrared units) appears to be safe and offers multiple health benefits to regular users. 

Far infrared waves penetrate our body and activate the sweat glands. The sweat glands help eliminate toxins. 

The skin is the largest detoxifying organ of the human body and has been called many times; “the third kidney” because of its ability to discharge large amounts of waste material through the sweat glands. It is one of the best mechanisms the body has for elimination. 

Near Infrared is the shortest wavelength, and will be absorbed just below the surface of the skin creating a sweat that promotes healing and revitalization.

Mid infrared is a longer wavelength that can penetrate deeper into the body’s soft tissue increasing circulation, releasing oxygen to reach injured areas.

Far infrared is the longest wavelength which penetrates the fat cells causing vasodilation, where the fat cells vibrate to expel toxins, resulting in the greatest levels of detoxification and stimulate your metabolism to aid in weight-loss.
The sun is the primary source of radiant energy, but not all of this energy is beneficial. Although life needs energy from the sun, too much sunlight damages the skin. Infrared heat provides all the healthy benefits of natural sunlight without any of the dangerous effects of solar radiation.

Today, many healthcare professionals use infrared heaters to treat a variety of diseases throughout the world. 

The efficacy of infrared waves is very broad and the subject of recent study by NASA. Among the infrared waves, the far infrared rays, which have a wavelength of 6-12 microns, are especially good for the human body. These waves have the potential to penetrate 1.5 to 2 inches or more into the body allowing for deep heat and raise your core body temperature from deep inside. 

A research paper that was published decades ago by researchers S.Inouye and M. Kabaya showed that infrared has the ability to cause a vibration in human tissue if wavelengths similar to the ones produced by the body are introduced. This is similar to the effects demonstrated in infrared spectroscopy. When introduced in the proper wavelengths of 9.3 to 9.4 microns, water molecules can begin to vibrate. This vibration reduces the ion bonds of water and the eventual breakdown causes encapsulated gasses and other toxic materials to be released to be eliminated.

It is also believed that far infrared waves help improve blood circulation and recovery from fatigue.
Near and mid infrared range from 0.75 – 5.5 microns and enhance the benefits of far infrared. With the deeper penetration, full spectrum infrared will raise your core body temperature faster, aids in wound healing by bringing more blood to the affected area, helps reduce inflammation and much more. Sauna as a valuable clinical tool for cardiovascular, autoimmune, toxicant- induced and other chronic health problems


Frequently asked questions

Who should not use the Sauna?

Contraindications to sauna bathing include unstable angina pectoris, recent myocardial infarction, and severe aortic stenosis. Sauna bathing is safe, however, for most people with coronary heart disease with stable angina pectoris or old myocardial infarction.

What are the benefits and risks of Sauna bathing?

Some of hte benefits of sauna bathing are: - better sleep
- relaxation
- detoxification
- weight loss
- relief from sore muscles
- relief from joint pain such as arthritis
- clear and tighter skin
- improved circulation
- help for people with chronic fatigue syndrome Although sauna bathing causes various acute, transient cardiovascular and hormonal changes, it is well tolerated by most healthy adults and children. Sauna bathing does not influence fertility and is safe during the uncomplicated pregnancies of healthy women. Some studies have suggested that long-term sauna bathing may help lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension and improve the left ventricular ejection fraction in patients with chronic congestive heart failure, but additional data are needed to confirm these findings. The transient improvements in pulmonary function that occur in the sauna may provide some relief to patients with asthma and chronic bronchitis. Sauna bathing may also alleviate pain and improve joint mobility in patients with rheumatic disease. Although sauna bathing does not cause drying of the skin-and may even benefit patients with psoriasis-sweating may increase itching in patients with atopic dermatitis. Contraindications to sauna bathing include unstable angina pectoris, recent myocardial infarction, and severe aortic stenosis. Sauna bathing is safe, however, for most people with coronary heart disease with stable angina pectoris or old myocardial infarction. Very few acute myocardial infarctions and sudden deaths occur in saunas, but alcohol consumption during sauna bathing increases the risk of hypotension, arrhythmia, and sudden death, and should be avoided.

What are the various type of Infrared?

There are 3 type of Infrared light based on their wavelength, near, mid and far infrared. Each type of infrared light resonates differently with the subcutaneous fat layer of the body. This gives each wavelength unique healing properties: NEAR INFRARED Thanks to a shorter wavelength, near-infrared light mostly penetrates the epidermis, or the topmost layer of the skin. This makes it very effective for tissue growth, skin renewal, cell health, and wound healing. MID INFRARED Mid-infrared light gets deeper into the body than near infrared, making it excellent for improving blood flow and circulation. Used regularly, mid-infrared sauna therapy has been found to reduce joint and muscle pain significantly by penetrating inflamed or injured soft tissue to trigger rapid healing. FAR INFRARED Far infrared rays provide the deepest heat penetration. It’s primarily responsible for fully activating our sweat glands. This process is important for detoxification and cell rejuvenation which are the root of all sauna health benefits.

What is meant by Full Spectrum Infrared?

Full spectrum refers to the entire infrared spectrum: near infrared, mid infrared and far infrared. With the addition of near and mid infrared, you will get the maximum benefit from our sauna.

What is Chromotherapy?

Chromotherapy is the science of using colors to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that result in health and harmony. Each color possesses frequencies of a specific vibration, and each vibration is related to different physical symptoms. Our bodies need the sun's light to live. Colors used in Chromotherapy Red Red is believed to increase the pulse, raise blood pressure and increase the rate of breathing. Red would be applied to support circulatory and nervous functions. Balances root charka. Orange Orange Activates and eliminates localized fat. Helps asthma and bronchitis. Balances Sacrum charka. Yellow Yellow, the brightest color used in chromotherapy,has been used to purify the skin, help with indigestion, strengthen the nervous system, activates internal tissues, works on the glandular diseases, hepatitis and lymphatic disorders and assist metabolism. Works on the Solar plexus. Green Green, a color associated with deep heart healing, peace, provides a neutral, positive calming effect. Green also provides anti-infectious, anti-septic and regenerative stimulation. Helps to clear Heart charka. Blue Blue promotes relaxation and calm. Blue exhibits tranquilizing qualities often used to relieve headaches and migraines, colds, stress, nervous tension, rheumatism, stomach pains, joints, muscle cramps and liver disorders also helps with infection. Blue is thought to have a positive effect on all kinds of pain. Also helps balance throat charka. Indigo Indigo is used to address conditions involving the eyes, ears and nose. It has a calming, sedative effect. Balances third eye center. Violet Violet is used to calm the nervous system, soothe organs and relax muscles. Violet has meditative qualities and is often used to treat conditions of the lymphatic system and spleen, as well as urinary disorders and psychosis. Opens Crown charka.

Does Sunlight contain Infrared rays?

Sunlight is a combination of visible and invisible light. All the colors of the rainbow are present in sunlight as well as both infrared and ultraviolet wavelengths which are wavelengths not visible to the naked eye. Out of all the invisible rays that emanate from the sun, far infrared is well known to our bodies because we actually produce far infrared. As far infrared comes from the sun it penetrates deeply into the skin to help dissolve unwanted substances that have accumulated in the body. The infrared rays have the power to revitalize your cells and metabolism.