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Far Infrared Sauna Therapy
Far Infrared Therapy (FIR) involves the use of Far Infrared rays to gently heal, soothe, stimulate and detox the physical body, as well as the mind.
Far Infrared Rays are invisible waves of energy that have the ability to penetrate all layers of the human physical body, penetrating into the inner-most regions of the tissues, muscles and bone.
Major Health Benefits - Far Infrared Sauna
Infrared sauna therapy purifies skin and boosts the immune system. Repeated use of the sauna can help slowly restore damaged skin. Viruses, toxin-burdened cells and tumors are weaker than normal cells and tolerate heat poorly. The heating of the tissues which takes place in a sauna helps the body heal from infections more quickly.
What Researchers say about Far Infrared Sauna?
Research shows that Far Infrared Sauna Therapy offers many benefits to the human body because it increases blood circulation. Far-Infrared (FIR) heat is a form of naturally occurring energy that directly heats objects by gentle infrared heat, rather than by raising the temperature of the surrounding air. FIR heat is completely safe.
Complete Information on the Health Benefits of Far Infrared Therapy
I am a huge proponent of using Far Infrared as an aid in detoxification. In my practice, I have found that this type of therapy may help in fat loss, chronic fatigue, water retention, skin disorders, as well as in the elimination heavy metals, poisons, and carcinogenic material from our bodies.
Whenever we process food, and particularly when we have processed unhealthy food or meats, our bodies create lactic acids and free fatty acids, as well as excess sodium and uric acid. In my patients who have skin problems, I have often found that this type of therapy can help clean the liver and kidneys, instead of overworking the skin in processing our toxins out through the dermis.
Far Infrared therapy very gently increases blood flow by expanding the capillaries that carry blood. It also increases oxygenation and regeneration of the blood, deeply detoxifying it for the improved functioning of all of the major organs in the body which depend on blood for energy. This detoxification is on the deepest level, allowing hidden toxins in the blood and tissue to be dissolved or immobilized.
Through the subtle heating, Far Infrared boosts our immune system, increasing the amount of white blood cells and killer T-cells. It is an excellent therapy for promoting healing, reducing muscle soreness, muscle spasms and relief for rheumatoid arthritis. Research by NASA has shown that far infrared on the cardiovascular system was a great way of keeping astronauts hearts’ in optimal condition.
Far Infrared can also increase the processing enzyme activity in our digestive tract, as well as boost metabolism. Using Far Infrared for 30 mins a day can burn up to 900 calories, showing excellent results in breaking down trapped fat, waste, cellulite and other forms of toxic substances. The rejuvenating effects of Far Infrared has been shown to help heal scar tissue such as burn scars, acne scars and other forms of dermatological scarring.
The sweating quality that comes from Far Infrared Therapy truly helps us detox from the enormous levels of pollution in modern times. It also is crucial for pain relief and the reduction of inflammation. Clinical studies done in both the United States, and in Japan, found that:
“Much of the stiffness, aches and soreness that comes with aging is reduced or eliminated, ” and that, “Whole body far infrared heat relieved pain from burns and decreased healing time with less scarring.”
Heart studies done by The Mayo Clinic and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that infrared sauna therapy significantly improved blood vessel functioning in high-cholesterol, diabetes and smoking patients. The therapy also was found to increase circulation, lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar, and help in weight loss.
The Far Infrared makes it possible for people in wheelchairs, or those who are otherwise unable to exert themselves or who won’t follow through on an exercise and conditioning program to achieve a cardiovascular training effect. This also allows for more variety in any ongoing training program.
“Many of us who run do so to place a demand on our cardiovascular system, not to build big leg muscles. Regular use of Far Infrared may impart a similar stress on the cardiovascular system, and its regular use may be as effective, as a means of cardiovascular conditioning and burning of calories, as regular exercise.”
- As reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association - August 7, 1981
Due to the deep penetration, over 1 ½ ” into the skin, of the infrared generated by the System, there is a heating effect deep in the muscular tissues and the internal organs. The body responds to this deep-heating effect via a hypothalamic-induced increase in both heart volume and rate. This beneficial heart stress leads to a sought after cardiovascular training and conditioning effect. Medical research confirms the use of Far Infrared provides cardiovascular conditioning as the body works to cool itself and involves substantial increases in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate. As a confirmation of the validity of this form of cardiovascular conditioning, extensive research by NASA in the early 1980’s led to the conclusion that infrared stimulation of cardiovascular function would be the ideal way to maintain cardiovascular conditioning in American astronauts during long space flights. Blood flow during whole-body hyperthermia is reported to rise from a normal 5-7 quarts per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute.
“The 1980’s were the decade of high-impact aerobics classes and high mileage training. Yet there was something elitist about the way exercise was prescribed: only strenuous workouts would do, you had to raise your heart rate to between X and Y, the only way to go was to ‘go for the burn.’ And such strictures insured that most ‘real’ exercisers were relatively young and in good shape to begin with. Many, many Americans got caught up in the fitness boom, but probably just as many fell by the wayside. As we’ve reported, recent research shows that you don’t have to run marathons to become fit, that burning just 1,000 calories a week is enough. Anything goes, as long as it burns these calories.”
- As reported in the Wellness Letter, October 1990, from the University of California Berkeley.
In Guyton’s Textbook of Medical Physiology, we find that producing one gram of sweat requires 0.586 kcal. The JAMA citation referred to above goes on to state that,
“A moderately conditioned person can easily sweat off 500 Gms. in a sauna, consuming nearly 300 kcal – the equivalent of running 2-3 miles. A heat-conditioned person can easily sweat off 600-800 kcal with no adverse effects. While the weight of the water loss can be regained by rehydration with water, the calories consumed will not be. "
Far Infrared helps generate two to three times the sweat produced in a hot air sauna, the implications for increased caloric consumption are quite impressive. Assuming “a sauna” as mentioned in JAMA, to last for 30 minutes, some interesting comparisons may be drawn. Two of the highest calorie output forms of exercise are rowing and marathon running. Peak output on a rowing machine or during a marathon run burns about 600 calories in 30 minutes. An Far Infrared may better this effect from “just slightly” to up to 250 %, by burning some 900-2400 calories in a 30-minute session. The Infrared might then simulate the consumption of energy equal to that expended in a 6-9 mile run during only a single session.
An Far Infrared can, thus, play a pivotal role in both weight control and cardiovascular conditioning. This would be easily valuable for those who don’t exercise and those who can’t exercise yet want an effective weight control and fitness maintenance program and the benefits that regular exercise can contribute to such a program.
Success reported with Far Infrared treatments by Japanese researchers:
• TMJ Arthritis
• Muscle Spasms - reduced or eliminated
• Traumatic Arthritis
• Low Back Pain - relieved
• Acel-Decel Injury Sequelae
• Adhesions – lengthened or more easily broken; they are common in competitive athletes, trauma and repetitive stress syndromes.
• Disc-protrusion Related Neuralgia
• Brain Contusion - accelerated healing
• Tight Shoulders – relaxed
• Compression Fracture - Example: pain stopped for 3 days with only a single treatment
• Post-Exercise Muscle Pain - vital to competitive athletes
• Arthritis: Gouty, Rheumatoid, DJD - each substantially relieved or improved
• Spinal Cord Shock - post traumatic shock reversed
• Shoulder Pain - relieved or eliminated
• Muscle Tension - relaxed
• Bursitis - eliminated
"Medical practitioners make use of Infrared Radiant Heat to treat sprains, strains, bursitis, peripheral vascular diseases, arthritis, and muscle pain…” according to the McGraw/Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.
Dr. Masao Nakamura of the O&P Medical Clinic in Japan has reported success with the use of infrared treatment for:
• Gastroenteric Problems
• Shoulder Stiffness
• Ear Diseases
A case study was reported in Sweden of a 70-year-old man with Rheumatoid Arthritis secondary to acute rheumatic fever. He had reached his toxic limit on gold injections and his Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate was still 125. Within 5 months of use of an Infrared his ESR was down to only 11.
In a case of Rheumatic Arthritis in a 14-year-old Swedish girl, who couldn’t walk comfortably downstairs due to knee pain since she had been 8 years old, her Rheumatologists told her mother that her child would be in a wheelchair within 2 years if she refused gold corticosteroid therapy. However, after 3 infrared sauna treatments she began to become more agile and subsequently took up folk dancing, without the aid of the conventional approach in her recovery.
A clinical trial in Japan reported the successful solution of seven out of seven cases of Rheumatoid Arthritis treated with whole-body infrared therapy.
These case studies and the clinical trial indicate that further study is warranted on the use of whole-body infrared therapy in the care of patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
The following is summarized from Therapeutic Heat and Cold, 4th Edition, ED. Justus F. Lehmann M.D., Williams and Wilkins, Chapter 9 or concluded from the data therein.
Generally it is accepted that heat produces the following desirable effects:
1. It increases the extensibility of collagen tissues.
• Tissues heated to 40° C and then stretched exhibit a non-elastic residual elongation of about 0.5-0.9% that persists after the stretch is removed which does not occur in these same tissues when stretched at normal tissue temperatures. Thus 20 stretching sessions can produce a 10-18% increase in length in tissues so heated and stretched.
• This effect would be especially valuable in working with ligaments, joint capsules, tendons, fasciae, and synovium that have become scarred, thickened or contracted.
• Such stretching at 45° C caused much less weakening in stretched tissues for a given elongation than a similar elongation produced at normal tissue temperatures.
• The experiments cited clearly showed that low-force stretching can produce significant residual elongation when heat is applied together with stretching or range-of-motion exercises, which is also safer than stretching tissues at normal tissue temperatures.
• This safer stretching effect is crucial in properly training competitive athletes so as to minimize their “down” time from injuries.
2. It decreases joint stiffness directly.
• There was a 20% decrease in stiffness at 45° C as compared with 33° C in rheumatoid finger joints, which correlated perfectly to both subjective and objective observation of stiffness.
• Any stiffened joint and thickened connective tissues should respond in a similar fashion.
3. It relieves muscle spasms.
• Muscle spasms have long been observed to be reduced through the use of heat, be they secondary to underlying skeletal, joint, or neuropathological conditions.
• This result is possibly produced by the combined effect of heat on both primary and secondary afferents from spindle cells and from its effects on Golgi tendon organs. The effects produced by each of these mechanisms demonstrated their peak effect within the therapeutic temperature range obtainable with radiant heat.
4. It produces pain relief.
• Pain may be relieved via the reduction of attendant or secondary muscle spasms.
• Pain is also at times related to ischemia due to tension or spasm which can be improved by the hyperemia that heat-induced vasodilation produces, thus breaking the feedback loop, in which the ischemia leads to further spasm and then more pain.
• Heat has been shown to reduce pain sensation by direct action on both free-nerve endings in tissues and on peripheral nerves. In one dental study, repeated heat applications led finally to abolishment of the whole nerve response responsible for pain arising from dental pulp.
• Heat may both lead to increased endorphin production and a shutting down of the so-called “spinal gate” of Melzack and Wall, each of which can reduce pain.
5. It increases blood flow.
• Heating of one area of the body produces reflex-modulated vasodilations in distant-body areas, even in the absence of a change in core body temperature; i.e., heat one extremity and the contralateral extremity also dilates; heat a forearm and both lower extremities dilate; heat the front of the trunk and the hand dilates.
• Heating of muscles produces an increased blood flow level similar to that seen during exercise.
• Temperature elevation produces an increase in blood flow and dilation directly in capillaries, arterioles and venuies, probably through direct action on their smooth muscles. The increase of bradykinin, released as a consequence of sweat-gland activity, also produces increased blood flow and vasodilation.
• Whole-body hyperthermia, with a consequent core temperature elevation, further induces vasodilation via a hypothalamic-induced decrease in sympathetic tone on the arteriovenous anastomoses. Vasodilation is also produced by axonal reflexes and by reflexes that change vasomotor balance.
6. It assists in resolution of inflammatory infiltrates, edema and exudates.
• The increased peripheral circulation provides the transport needed to help evacuate the edema, which can help end inflammation, decrease pain and help speed healing.
7. More recently, it has been used in cancer therapy.
• This is a new and experimental procedure.
• It shows great promise in some cases when used properly.
• American researchers favor careful monitoring of the tumor temperature; whereas, the successes reported in Japan make no mention of such precaution.
Infrared healing is now becoming the leading edge in the care of soft tissue injuries to promote both relief in chronic or intractable “permanent” cases, and accelerated healing in newer injuries.
Localized infrared therapy using lamps tuned to the 2-25 micron waveband is used for the treatment and relief of pain by over 40 reputable Chinese Medical Institutes.
Researchers reported over 90% success in a summary of Chinese studies that assessed the effect of infrared therapy on:
• Soft tissue injury
• Periarthritis of the shoulder
• Lumbar strain
• Pain during Menstruation
• Eczema with infection
• Post-surgical infections
• Facial paralysis (Bell’s Palsy)
• Pelvic infection
• Pediatric Pneumonia
• Frostbite with inflammation
Japanese researchers, as reported in the book Infrared Therapy by Dr. Yamajaki, have produced the following provocative results with whole-body Infrared:
• Burns - relieves pain, and decreases healing time, with less scarring
• High Blood Pressure - safe in 40°-50° C range and regular use helps to lower it
• Low Blood Pressure - sauna trains body to raise it
• Brain Damage - accelerated repair in brain contusions
• Short-Term Memory - improved
• Cancer Of The Tongue - reversed
• Toxic Electromagnetic Fields - effects neutralized
• Cerebral Hemorrhages - recovery is both sped up and significantly enhanced
• Auto Accident-Related Soft Tissue Injury - daily sessions were used until best healing was attained; then the Thermal Systems were used to deal with permanent residuals. The pain control effect on the chronic residuals from such injuries lasted three days before another treatment was necessary.
• Arthritis, Acute and Chronic - was greatly relieved
• Gouty Arthritis - relieved
• Rheumatoid Arthritis - relieved
• Menopause Symptoms - relieved chills, nervousness, depression, dizziness, head and stomachaches
• Weight Loss - first, through sweating and the energy use needed to produce the sweat, and second, through direct excretion of fat.
All of the following ailments may be associated to some degree with poor circulation and, thus, may respond well to the increased peripheral dilation associated with Infrared application:
• Strained Muscles
• Nervous Tension
• Stretch Marks
• Children’s Over-Tired Muscles
• Menstrual Cramps
• Varicose Veins
• Leg and Decubitus Ulcers (that fail to heal using conventional approaches)
Post-Operative Edema (treatment with infrared has been so successful that hospital stays were reported to have been reduced by 25%)
• Peripheral Occlusive Disease “The goal is to maintain an optimal blood flow rate to the affected part … in general the temperature should be maintained at the highest level which does not increase the circulatory discrepancy as shown by cyanosis and pain.” – Therapeutic Heat and Cold pgs. 456-7
• Coronary Artery Disease, Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension
Finnish researchers, talking about the regular use of conventional saunas state that “there is abundant evidence to suggest that blood vessels of regular sauna-goers remain elastic and pliable longer due to the regular dilation and contraction” of blood vessels induced by sauna use. German medical researchers reported in Dermatol Monatsschr in 1989 that a single whole-body session of infrared-induced hyperthermia lasting over one hour had only beneficial effects on subjects with stage I-II essential hypertension. Each subject experienced a rise in core body temperature to a maximum level of 38.5° C. All of the subjects in one experiment had significant decreases in arterial, venous and mean blood pressure that lasted for at least 24 hours and was linked, according to the researchers, to a persistent peripheral dilation effect.
An improvement in plasma viscosity was also noted. Another group of similar hypertensive patients was also studied under the same conditions of infrared-induced hyperthermia, with an eye toward more carefully evaluating the circulatory system effects induced by this type of whole-body heating. During each infrared session there was a significant decrease of blood pressure, cardiac ejection resistance, and total peripheral resistance in every subject. There was also a significant increase during each session of the subjects’ heart rates, stroke volumes, cardiac outputs and ejection fractions. The researchers site these last three effects as evidence that the stimulation of the heart during infrared-induced hyperthermia is well compensated, while the prior list of effects show in clear detail the microcirculatory changes that lead to the desired result of a lowering of blood pressure.
Problems often accompanying ageing that have been reported to have been alleviated or reduced by Infrared Therapy in Japan:
• Cold Hands And Feet - A Physical Therapist found 20-50% improvement was maintained.
• High Blood Pressure - Example: Case of a diabetic with a systolic decrease from 180 to 125 and a concurrent 10 lbs. weight loss after Infrared use.
• Rheumatoid Arthritis - 7 out of 7 cases successfully resolved in one clinical trial.
• Radiation Sickness - Relieves signs and symptoms.
• Cancer Pain - Relieved pain in later stages of cancer extremely well.
• Sequelae Of Strokes - Example: Hemiparesis relieved over time.
• Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy - Reduced.
• Duodenal Ulcers - Eliminated.
• Pain - which prevented sleep, or limited useable sleeping positions, was relieved
• Compression Fracture Pain - Example: pain gone for 3 days after each treatment in osteoporotic compression fractures.
• Hemorrhoids - Reduced.
• Cystitis - Gone.
• Cirrhosis Of Liver - Reversed.
• Gastritis - Relieved.
• Hepatitis - Gone.
• Asthma, Bronchitis - Cleared up (like moving to Arizona’s dry air).
• Chron's Disease - Gone.
• Post-Surgical Adhesions - Reduced.
• Leg Ulcers - Healed when previously static and resistant to other care.
• Keloids - Significantly softened and, in some cases, completely gone.
Conditions relieved with infrared treatments in Japan:
• Chronic middle ear inflammation or infection - In one clinical study of Chronic Serous Otitis Media pathogenic bacteria were isolated on 70% of the subjects studied.
• Sore throats
• Tinitus - Chronic severe case cleared with ten infrared treatments.
• Nose bleeding
Conditions benefited by Infrared treatments in Japan and China:
• Nettle rash
• Clogged pores are unplugged of cosmetics creating a skin texture and tone of unexcelled quality. Mikkel Aalands book Sweat (Capra Press, 1978) quotes a Finnish doctor to the effect: “The best dressed foreigner can come into a doctor’s office, and when his skin is examined, it is found to be rough as bark. On the other hand, as a result of the sauna, the skin of any Finnish worker is supple and healthy.”
• Poor skin tone – Restored to a more youthful level.
• Scars and pain from burns or wounds – Decreased in severity and extent. Infrared Therapy is used routinely in burn units throughout Asia.
• Lacerations – Healed quicker and with less pain and scarring
• Acne – Three or four Infrared treatments may open pores that have not been functioning in years, forcing out clogging cosmetics and loosening dead outer skin. The sauna is thus a boon to teenage skin, clearing acne and blackheads.
• Body odor – By improving the function of the skin, the Infrared Therapy may eliminate the cause of offensive body odor. It defiantly reduces body odor induced by occupational exposure to odorous chemicals.
• Eczema and Psoriasis – Have reportedly responded extremely well to Infrared treatments.
• Sunburn – According to the Ninth Edition of Clayton’s Electrotherapy, “infrared radiations are the only antidote to excessive ultraviolet radiations.”
• Keloids – Form at a reduced rate in those prone to their formation with infrared use and may be softened by use of Infrared if they have formed.
• Dandruff – Due to increased blood flow through the scalp.
As you can see, the segment of the infrared spectrum emitted by the Infrared is reputed to offer an astounding range of possible therapeutic benefits and effects in research conducted around the world.
The data presented herein is offered for reference purposes only and to stimulate further observation. No implication of Infrared Therapy creating a cure for or treating any disease is implied nor should it be inferred.
If you have a disease, be certain to consult with a primary-care physician concerning it.
If you are using any prescription drugs, check with your physician or pharmacist for any possible change in the drug’s effect due to any interaction with infrared energy.
It is considered inadvisable to raise the core temperature in someone with Adrenal Suppression, Systematic Lupus Erythematosus or Multiple Sclerosis, by some authorities.
If you have a recent (acute) joint injury it should not be heated for the first 48 hours after an injury or until the hot and swollen symptoms subside. If you have a joint or joints that are chronically hot and swollen, these joints may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind. Vigorous heating is strictly contraindicated in cases of enclosed infections be they dental, in joints or in any other tissues.
If you are pregnant or suspect you may be, discontinue your infrared use.
Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared rays and thus are not heated by this system, nevertheless you should consult your surgeon prior to using infrared. Discontinued if you experience pain near such implants.
Silicone does absorb infrared energy. Silicone implants or silicone prostheses for nose or ear replacement may be warmed by the infrared rays. Since silicone melts at over 200° C it should not be adversely affected. It is still advised that you check with your surgeon and possibly a representative from the product manufacturer to be certain.
Heating of the low back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase their menstrual flow. Once a woman is aware that this may occur, she can choose to allow herself to possibly experience this short term effect without worry or to simply avoid infrared use at that time of her cycle.
Hemophiliacs and anyone predisposed to hemorrhage should avoid usage or any type of heating that would induce vasodilation which can potentiate the tendency to bleed.
People do not experience pain using Infared unless such is contraindicated. If you do, the use of radiant heat is clearly inappropriate for you at that time.
Do not attempt to self-treat any disease with this Infrared without direct supervision of a physician.
Burns 900-2,400 calories in just one 30-minute session! Here’s how many calories a 150 lb. person normally burns up in 30 minutes of exercise:
• Rowing (peak effort) 600
• Swimming (crawl stroke) 300
• Jogging 300
• Tennis (fast game) 265
• Chopping Wood 265
• Cycling (10 mph) 225
• Golfing (without a cart) 150
• Walking (3.5 mph) 150
• Bowling 120
• Vigorous Racquet Ball 510
• Marathon Running 593
Some weight loss authorities believe that our bodies use fat to dilute toxins. Infared is an unsurpassed expeller of toxins, it is also a great way to get rid of any fat our bodies are using to dilute toxins we are storing.
Excellent for increasing blood circulation to the skin which is essential for beautiful, youthful, glowing skin!
A new “inner glow” as the skin is free of accumulated dirt and dry skin cells, due to deep cleansing of impurities!
• Help for acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and any skin lesions or cuts.
• Open wounds heal quicker with reduced scarring.
• Removes roughness, leaving skin baby smooth and soft again.
• Firms and improves skin tone and elasticity.
• Scars on skin: Scars fully formed, even Keloids, may be gradually softened. Burns and other wounds or incisions may heal with significantly reduced scarring.
Cellulite is a gel-like substance made up of fat, water and wastes which are trapped in pockets below the skin. An Infrared can assist this condition, as profuse sweating helps clear this form of unwanted debris from the body. European beauty specialists confirm: a sauna will greatly speed any anti-cellulite program! Due to at least twice the depth of heat penetration into cellulite combined with up to 10 times the level of heating in these tissues Infrared can be significantly more effective than any conventional sauna.
Effective for arthritis, back pain, muscle spasms, headache, etc.
Radiant heat helps with sprains, strains, arthritis, muscle spasms and pain. If you are an athlete, Infrared is all good news. It allows oxygen debt to be repaid more quickly. That’s likely to lead to improved and quicker healing of sprains and muscle pain for you!
The Infrared is the perfect solution for keeping up with your cardiovascular fitness while avoiding a run on a difficult weather day, days you may want to just skip a workout, or when you need to rest to allow an injury to heal. Also the Infrared is great for warming up before stretching or starting any vigorous activity. You simply get into the infrared dome and allow the infrared rays to pour right through you until you just begin to break a sweat. Now you are pre-warmed for stretching, skiing, running in cold conditions, etc. For the maximal stretching benefit from this system you will need a 40-minute sauna session before your stretching. Research indicates that stretching after a 40-minute infrared session should produce a ½% permanent increase in your flexibility. Even one 20-minute session may create a temporary increase in your flexibility of up to 10%. As a warm-up, Infrared should help to prevent injuries and enhance your ability to stay with your training program or enjoy any outdoor activity. Infrared is also a great cold weather post-activity warm-up, especially for any frostbitten areas.
Relaxation & Enjoyment:
Remove stress in the comfortable warm temperature with fresh air vents for easy breathing.
Please note: #1 below applies to every other infrared sauna on the market. BUT it does not apply to our Far Infrared.
1. Drink liquids prior to and after your session. Water works just fine. Use the best quality water available to you. Eating a piece of fruit is helpful to replace potassium. The typical American diet can replace phosphorous which is lost through perspiration. Magnesium is replaceable through green leafy vegetables or supplementation.
2. If you shower or bathe before your Infrared session, you may sweat more; try it with and without first bathing or showering and see which you prefer.
3. At the first sign of cold or flu, increasing your sauna sessions may be beneficial in boosting your immune system and decreasing the productive rate of the viruses. Consult your physician for the proper treatment for this or any other condition.
4. As you become more heat conditioned we will increase the session. This is especially useful if desiring to heat soft tissues to their optimal temperature prior to stretching to attain a non-elastic, lasting elongation. Obviously you will need to rehydrate very thoroughly and be sure to properly support your mineral balance.
5. Should you notice any drying of your skin with ongoing use of infrared or should you wish to maximize the detoxification benefits from your infrared session it is suggested that you obtain the best quality oil available to you (i.e. expeller pressed oil such as Hain’s organic canola oil, Hain’s All Blend oil) and add 2-4 tablespoons a day to your diet. The essential oils in these products are needed for skin health in the first instance, and to allow the body to let go of stored toxins, fat and cholesterol in the second.