Infrared Sauna HoustonHeat treatments have been used for many years to treat the body of certain ailments. Contact us to discover what infrared sauna therapy can do for you. A traditional sauna produces the heat by using hot air, typically by pouring water over heated rocks. Instead of using steam to produce the heat, an infrared sauna uses infrared heaters to emit infrared light which is absorbed by the skin to heat the body. There are three main types of infrared sauna: near, middle and far, and are named after the different sizes in wavelengths.
- Near-infrared saunas are perfect for wound healing and increasing immune function
- Middle-infrared saunas are for improving blood circulation and relaxation
- Far-infrared saunas are used for detoxification of the body
How Does It Differ From a Traditional Sauna?
The main difference is that it does not generate steam so you can breathe fresh air while using them. This means it is more effective and does it in a different way to traditional saunas. This ultimately increases the benefits that you receive from using a sauna because of the direct contact the heating rays have on your skin tissue.
The Benefits of an Infrared Sauna
Sauna Use and Longevity
A study on Finnish men between the ages of 42 and 60 was carried out to find an association between sauna use (something common among the Finnish population) and certain types of mortality. It was discovered that regular sauna use reduced the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by 50% when the sauna is used 4-7 times a week compared to just using a sauna once a week. It was also found that regular sauna use reduced mortality by 40% from all other causes.
Stress is one of the most frustrating things to deal with and it’s common to forget how big of an impact our mental state has on our everyday life. Under heavy loads of stress, we might have difficulty learning, we’ll forget things more easily and we may even become agitated on a regular basis. Infrared saunas are the perfect treatment because they are great at relaxing your muscles and relieving stress. The heat generated by an infrared sauna relieves muscle tension and lowers our cortisol levels (stress hormones). Since infrared saunas do not produce hot air like a traditional one, you can breathe easily during your relaxation and it won’t feel stuffy or cramped.
Characteristics of Exercise
Sauna use carries the same characteristics as exercise due to the increase in your core temperature when used. For instance, an intense session of sauna use can increase your heart rate up to 150 beats per minute. This increased demand on the heart will ultimately improve your blood circulation, endothelial function and ventricular function. With an increased heart rate, your body burns more calories which results in weight loss. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, a 30-minute infrared sauna session can burn around 600 calories which is the equivalent of running for about 45 minutes. This makes infrared sauna use the perfect accompaniment to a rough workout session.
Eliminate More Toxins Than a Traditional SaunaResearch has shown that sweating in a sauna can help to remove toxic agents that accumulate in the body. Infrared saunas take it a step further since the heating method is different, and this makes them more effective than traditional saunas at detoxification. Sweating is the body’s natural way of getting rid of unwanted toxins to keep our bodies healthy. An infrared sauna works by emitting light that is absorbed by the skin, thus making it more effective than hot air at eliminating toxins from your body.
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$ 59 - Cryo Full Body/IR Sauna
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