Heat up for health: Benefits of Infrared Sauna therapy

A GNA Feature by Amadu Kamil Sanah, New York, USA 

New York, Dec. 7, GNA - Infrared sauna creates unique light waves that cause positive radiation effects in the human body. It is believed the waves are capable of altering cells, cell membranes, DNA/proteins and cell fluids.

The changes have a positive effect on metabolism and the body’s natural detoxification methods.

 Benefits of infrared sauna use include:

Detoxification: Toxins in our food, water, air and the amount of stress we experience an all take a toll on our health and well-being.

Sweating is one of the primary methods our bodies use to cleanse and eliminate toxins.

Only 80-85 per cent of the sweat produced in an infrared sauna is water, the other 15-20 per cent contains cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, toxic heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia, and uric acid.

Compared to a traditional sauna, an infrared sauna can feel milder and less hot. However, it is seven times more effective and efficient in detoxification than an overly-hot traditional sauna room.

Heart Health

Infrared sauna are backed with clinical research that shows a reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure, improved circulation, enhanced  vascular function and lower risk of disease.

The increase in circulation helps normalise blood flow and lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. As the body temperature heats up, it increases sweat production to cool itself.

Your heart then works harder, pumping blood at a faster rate, boosting circulation.

The increase in body temperature from regular infrared sauna use produces an increase in blood flow that mirrors the benefits of a passive cardiovascular workout.

Skin Health

Infrared sauna therapy provides deep detoxification benefits including anti-aging effects and general skin rejuvenation.

You will experience significant improvements in skin appearance with regular sauna use, including; a reduction in wrinkles and crow's feet, as well as improved overall skin tone, including; softness,  smoothness, elasticity, clarity and firmness.

Wound Healing

Skin plays a vital role in the protection of our bodies from the external environment. When broken, it is important to repair it quickly to prevent infection or further problems.

Near-infrared therapy enhances the skin's healing process by promoting human tissue growth and faster cell regeneration.

Natural Pain Relief

Infrared sauna uses has become one of the most popular alternatives to medicine for chronic pain. Infrared sauna heat works by penetrating joints, muscles, and tissues, increasing circulation and speeding oxygen flow.

Doctors recommend infrared sauna therapy to relieve chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, musculoskeletal and joint pain, and other chronic pain conditions.

Chronic pain patients experienced a nearly 70 per cent reduction in pain levels after the first session of infrared sauna therapy.

Weight Loss

Studies have shown that an infrared sauna therapy session can burn upwards of 600 calories, while you relax.

As the body cools itself down, there is a large increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories.

That’s right, using infrared saunas for weight loss therapy is like giving yourself a passive cardio workout wherever and whenever you need it!


Source: GNA Story (
Published: 2019-12-07 19:17:21
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