Far Infrared Sauna
What is Far Infrared Sauna?
While traditional saunas warm the air around you, far infrared saunas use far infrared light to directly raise your body’s temperature—and initiate the relaxation and detoxification. This warming process provides users with deep-penetrating dry heat therapy, which activates sweat glands that eliminates toxins out of the body. In addition, Far Infrared therapy has many proven health benefits and fewer risks than moist heat therapy.
Why is Far Infrared Sauna Therapy Important?
Far Infrared Sauna therapy activates your body’s sweat glands, which are a very important tool of the body that eliminates toxins, making it one of the best mechanisms the body has for elimination. The skin is actually the largest organ of the human body and has often been called the “the third kidney”, because of its ability to discharge large amounts of waste material through the body’s sweat glands. Since Far Infrared heat penetrates deeply through the skin, it is able to reach the muscles, tendons and ligaments, joints and surrounding tissues, where it enhances blood circulation and promotes healing. Far Infrared Saunas can also lower blood pressure, oxygenate cells, aid in weight loss, decrease pain and inflammation, and promote psychological and emotional well-being.
What science says about it?
The therapy has been found to have a protective effect on the patients of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The endothelium-dependent dilation was improved. FIR does this by upregulation of serum NO production. This study is suggestive of the possible therapeutic role of therapy in patients with coronary risk factors. FIR therapy was found to improve the insulin resistance of skeletal muscles, in the patients of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM). The therapy has also lowered blood glucose and cortisol levels. The blood flow recovery was increased by approximately 50%. It is also helpful in chronic kidney disease. The use of FIR for long terms has decreased the malfunctioning of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs). The FIR has been found to have an anti-inflammatory effect. This ability of the therapy was used for the treatment of ischemia. In a mouse model of the mentioned disease, sauna therapy has upregulated capillary density and blood flow.
Who should do Far Infrared Sauna Therapy?
Far Infrared Sauna Therapy is recommended to anyone who wants/needs to detoxify their body of all toxins and for a feeling of well-being. Individuals who have constant pains, hypertension, stress and sleeping problems, allergies, weight issues, weak immune system and so on, can exceptionally benefit from this Far Infrared Sauna Therapy.
No harm according to medical research?
There are a very few risks associated with this therapy. The main benefit is the physiological effect of high heart beat rate, and sweating. In this way, it resembles reasonable exercise. Thus, it mainly provides benefits to everyone who uses it. However, people with medical conditions like high blood pressure, should only use the therapy, after discussion with their doctor. Also, the people taking diuretics and beta blockers, should also take medical advice before therapy.