FAR INFRARED HEAT THERAPY
Infrared saunas differ from traditional saunas because they operate at a temperature of 30-60 degrees celcius compared to a traditional sauna that operates at 85-110 degrees celcius. This allows you to be able to breathe comfortably and enjoy the benefits for extended periods of time. Because the infrared rays safely and comfortably penetrate the skin up to 2" deep, even your organs and deep tissues are stimulated. This induces sweating 2-3 times as much as a conventional sauna.
Far Infrared Rays or FIR are completely safe, naturally occurring and beneficial to the human body. They are so safe that doctors use them in hospitals to warm newborn babies. To fully understand FIR, imagine placing a thermometer in the sun and one in the shade. The thermometer in the sun is warmed by FIR and will read higher, but the outside temperature is still the same. Infrared heaters in the sauna operate the same way as sunlight but without the harmful side effects of solar radiation.
Benefits of using FIR
Detoxification-removes stored toxins from your body, sweat 2-3 times more than a traditional sauna at temeratures from 30-60 degrees celcius. Some toxins eliminated are CO2, mercury, lead and chlorine.
Pain Relief-FIR therapy has been effective in providing pain relief to those suffering from back pain, sprains, strains, bursitis, fibroyalgia, rheumatoid, arthritis, headaches and many other muscluar-skeletal ailments.
Heart Health-FIR therapy stimulates the cardiovascular system supplying the conditioning benefits of continuous exercise. It has been used to treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis and congestive heart failure.
Improved Immune System-a session of FIR therapy raises your core body temperature resulting in an artificial fever, as a result your body's immune system is stimulated and strengthened.
Stress Relief-FIR therapy has been shown to promote a rebalancing of the body's hormaones through its effects on the sutonomic nervous system, therby reducing the negative physical impact of stress on the body.
Improves Skin Conditions & Treats Cellulite-FIR therapy has been shown to relieve acne, psoriasis, burns, eczema, and also removes roughness and decreases scarring. Beauty Specialists are now utilizing FIR therapy in programs specifically designed to reduce cellulite. The deep penetration of infrared energy aids in the breakdown and release of stored fat and toxins through the skin.
Weight Loss & Control-one 30 minute session burns upto 300 calories and an increase of upto 800 calories of your daily burn.
Drinking Pleanty of water before, during and after your session is key. For maximum sweating avoid drinking caffeine beverages such as coffee or pop. Also avoid using lotions or oils in the sauna as it blocks pores and decreases the perspiration amount. The FIR sauna is best used before a massage.
Persons who are intoxicated, extremely obese, pregnant, have vertigo, heart disease, diabetes, high or low blood pressure, circulatory problems, a fever or are on prescribed medications should consult with their physican before using the sauna.
Please visit the appointment book page to schedule your appointment. We try to schedule FIR treatments when therapists are available between appointments.