A Far Infrared Sauna, (FIR sauna), is just like a traditional looking sauna, the big difference between how a FIR sauna and a traditional sauna work is solely the heat source that makes all the difference. FIR heat reaches deeper into the tissues than the heat from a traditional sauna causing higher levels of Toxins to be released during the natural sweating process of the body.
At the Poseidonia Medical Centre we believe that detoxification is a vital part of a healthy body.
In the world we live in today we are surrounded by toxins and pollution and as a result toxins start to build up in the body and must be removed to help keep us healthy.
FIR Sauna’s are a great way to help with this.
Sweating is a great way of detoxing as the body’s largest organ is the skin.
Because the FIR Sauna’s have a different method for heating up the body, it induces higher levels of sweating by emitting Infrared Radiation. In essence this is the same reason why we feel warm when we sit in direct sunlight on a summer’s day.
The Infrared Radiation is able to heat up deeper levels of our tissues that would otherwise be out of reach for a non-infrared sauna or traditional steam room. As a result, a higher concentration of toxins emanate from the process of sweating from an FIR sauna. As well as being very relaxing you are also taking more care of your health.
Sweating is one of the body’s natural ways to eliminate toxins making it a crucial part of detoxification. When compared to traditional Swedish/Finnish Saunas, FIR – Far Infra Red saunas allow you to eliminate approximately 7 times more toxins than any traditional Saunas.
FIR sauna therapy promotes relaxation by helping to balance your body’s level of cortisol which is your body’s primary stress hormone. The heat generated by the sauna will also help to relax muscles and relieve tensions throughout the body allowing you to relax and de-stress.
If you suffer from muscle aches or joint pains, infrared saunas can relieve this form of inflammation by increasing circulation and relaxing the muscles.
The heat generated by an infrared sauna will cause your core temperature to increase, which can also lead to an increased heart rate — the same increase in heart rate that you experience when exercising.
When your body has to work harder to lower your core temperature or keep up with an increased heart rate, your body will burn more calories resulting in weight loss. An article titled ‘Effect of Sweating’ in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that a 30-minute infrared sauna session could burn roughly 600 calories.
As the heat from FIR saunas increases your core body temperature, your circulation will increase along with it. Consistent infrared sauna sessions, especially in the middle-infrared level, can stimulate blood flow, improve muscle recovery and decrease pain and inflammation after intense exercise.
Infrared FIR sauna technology can help purify your skin by eliminating toxins from your pores and increasing circulation resulting in clearer, softer and healthier-looking skin.