Our exposure to toxins is higher now than at any point in human history. So many aspects of our lives contribute to our toxic burden without our awareness. Toxins damage cells, disrupt our endocrine systems, and impair the body’s ability to absorb nutrients and heal itself. The fact is our exposure to chemicals and heavy metals often exceeds our body’s abilities to excrete them. The sources are everywhere: mercury from fish, mercury from dental fillings, plastics from food packaging, pesticides from our immediate environment, fire retardants virtually throughout the house, even carpeting outgases over 12 chemicals known to cause cancer. That beloved new car smell, while indicative of a car with many years left to its life, may actually be shortening yours. All of these sources, independently, are miniscule and innocuous, but they accumulate in the body ultimately to cause problems for many of us.
Lowering our toxic burden, while increasing our level of nutrition, helps the body heal itself. Most of us, as we get older, are plagued with chronic ailments that drug-based medicine cannot cure but rather only cover up. If it hasn’t happened to you yet, chances are good that you are on your way. In many of these cases, all that the body needs is some assistance returning to balance, and it will heal itself from there. It helps with:
Far infrared technology has the ability to mobilize more toxins and in a safer manner than is possible in sweat resulting from just heat or activity. No other technology for removing toxins from the body can address both lipophillic (fat-stored) toxins and toxins already in the blood stream.
When it comes to exposure to toxins, the body cannot metabolize most of the poisons it is exposed to. Most of these toxins remain in the body for many years, stored in the fat cells that exist throughout the body. Our incremental exposure is quite small, however, by remaining in the body, even small incremental amounts result in significant amounts over time. The Infrared sauna is perhaps the most effective method of removing both chemical and heavy metal toxins from the body.
The Far Infrared Sauna removes heavy metal toxins (including mercury), and fat-stored (lipophilic) toxins, plus metals trapped in connective tissue and the brain. It also increases the eliminative, detoxifying, and cleansing capacity of the skin by stimulating the sweat glands. When the liver, kidneys, and lungs have been damaged by chronic exposure to environmental toxins, the body’s ability to eliminate toxins becomes impaired. The sauna assists the body in eliminating the toxins and promotes the restoration of those organs back to proper function so that they can address future toxins.
Each far infrared sauna session causes a brief, beneficial increase in body temperature, which improves immune system health by boosting production of infection-fighting white blood cells (leukocytes) by your bone marrow and killer T-cells by your thymus.
Medical research shows that regular use of a far infrared sauna may be as effective for cardiovascular conditioning as exercise. As the body heats up, it cools itself by sending blood from the internal organs to the extremities and the skin, thus increasing heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate. In the 1980s, NASA concluded that far infrared stimulation is the ideal way for astronauts to maintain cardiovascular conditioning during long space flights.
High daily stress levels put constant strain on the body’s nervous system and can contribute to chronic disease. The far infrared sauna helps to reduce physical stress by boosting circulation and triggering the production of endorphins, the “feel good” hormones. Besides these physiological effects, a sauna session also contributes to stress reduction simply by providing a peaceful and relaxing environment away from it all.
Toxins can play a significant role in preventing us from losing weight as well as gaining weight. The body will even create fat to store chemical toxins when they exceed the body’s ability to excrete them. Those who have been unsuccessful at dieting often times have a toxicity problem and will find success after using a the sauna to eliminate the chemicals stored in the fat cells that can impede weight loss. Those wishing to lose weight should also note that the cardiovascular effect from a single sauna session burns as many as 600 calories.
Cellulite is a gel-like substance made up of fat, water, and waste products trapped near the surface of the skin. The sauna is also quite effective at dealing with cellulite when combined with massage therapy and nutrition.
By dilating blood vessels, infrared heat increases blood circulation to injured areas, speeding up the healing process and relieving pain. Infrared heat has also been used extensively in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism, and muscle spasms.
Profuse perspiration deeply cleanses the skin, creating beautiful and improved tone, texture, and color.