For years now I have witnessed the many benefits of the consistent use of Far Infrared sauna therapy.
One huge result I never expected and honestly surprised me was how the Far Infrared improved overall skin health. I learned that most skin conditions, including eczema, acne and psoriasis, share a common trigger. Generally this is a malfunction of the body’s immune system. This malfunction causes the body to react, sometimes aggressively, to a normally innocent substance such as pollen or even a tissue or organ, not working properly, that would normally not pose a threat to an individual’s health.
Conventional medicine encourages drugs. This can be difficult for those suffering from skin conditions. These drugs suppress the immune system and sometimes this helps. The side effects from immune suppressing pharmaceuticals can include cancer, serious infections and even death. Additional holistic research has produced other equally effective suggestions. These experts suggest avoiding certain food additives such as tartrazine, benzoate, nitrite and most food coloring’s.
Another viable and very successful treatment that has dramatically and positively affected the treatment of many skin maladies is the consistent use of a daily Far Infrared sauna. Those suffering from skin maladies such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and scars see an amazing effect on the health of the skin and complexion. Even after only a few sauna sessions the skin becomes softer, smoother, has a better tone and takes on a radiant, healthy glow. This is directly related to how circulation greatly improves skin.
Remarkable results repairing damaged skin, especially when chronic conditions exist such as eczema and psoriasis, happen during Far Infrared sauna treatments.
Additional results from sessions in the sauna include diminished facial lines, and crow’s feet, unclogged pores, faded age spots, decreased dark circles under the eyes and even diminished under eye bags.
So, just exactly how does this all happen? In a word – sweat! An effective, healthy sweat isn’t just fun it’s vital. You would die without expelling this mix of mostly water and salt, naturally produced by the body to prevent overheating. There are many ways to gain the benefits of a healthy sweat. The best one I’ve found is the use of a Far Infrared sauna.
Use of the Far Infrared is essential and without the heavy perspiration from my body it would have no way to rid itself of the many toxins released by the sauna.
For many years health professionals and health-conscious laymen have been praising Far Infrared saunas for their amazing ability to make people sweat copiously and comfortably. When we perspire, in one of these saunas, we help our bodies rid themselves of toxins like mercury, lead and other contaminants that have accumulated within us over time. Also, by intensely sweating while experiencing Far Infrared we benefit our hearts, lungs, kidneys and other organs essential for survival.
For those suffering from certain skin diseases, or those just wishing to improve the look and feel of their skin, Far Infrared can be particularly therapeutic. Healthy sweat makes your skin glow. It is our largest and major organ of elimination however many people do not sweat on a regular basis. This is why repeated use of a Far Infrared sauna, and it’s gentle warming heat, promotes perspiration and slowly releases toxins via skin elimination, which can help reduce your toxic load quite significantly. The use of sweating as a form of detoxification and is downplayed by modern medicine, yet it has been valued as a form of cleansing since ancient times.
A Far Infrared sauna heats you from the inside out, raising your body’s core temperature resulting in a deeper, more cleansing sweat.
It’s said that using a Far Infrared sauna will cause you to produce a sweat that is composed of 20% toxins, compared to only 3% when using a traditional sauna. As your body temperature rises, it will automatically perspire to release salty liquid from your sweat glands to help cool you down. This is controlled by your autonomic nervous system. Since exercise raises your body temperature, sweating associated with exercise is a sign that you’re exerting yourself and enjoying the many benefits that exercise offers. However, sweating in and of itself may also be beneficial.
You have two different types of sweat glands: eccrine sweat glands, which are distributed over your entire body, and apocrine sweat glands, located on your scalp, armpits, and groin area. Sweating actually has many overall health benefits. Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and serves an important role. For example, sweating helps your body maintain proper temperature and keeps you from overheating. It aids in expelling toxins which supports immune function preventing diseases related to toxic overload.
A good sweat kills viruses and bacteria and cleanses the pores. Researchers have also noted the promising roles of sweat in terms of detoxification. Sweat is the necessary and important function when a body has been exposed to high levels of metallic poisons such as lead, cadmium, arsenic, trace metals and even some toxic minerals. Sweating is also the preferred method for ridding the body of toxins when urine shows elevated levels of mercury.
So decide to add Far Infrared sauna therapy into your health routine get ready to really sweat. Excessive sweating may cause your body to lose valuable fluids and electrolytes. Stay well hydrated and replace your electrolytes naturally by drinking coconut water or water mixed with Himalayan salt. Before a Far Infrared session it’s recommended you drink a full glass of water to be followed by the same when you exit the sauna. Enjoy your personal time in the Far Infrared Sauna and do not be afraid of getting used to a good, healthy sweat. It will truly make your skin glow!
In a recent study done by NASA called “NASA Light Emitting Diode (LED) Medical Program – Progress in Space Flight and Terrestrial Applications”, it was found that near infrared light “absorbed by the cells stimulated the metabolism in muscle and bone as well as skin and subcutaneous tissue.” Which promotes faster wound healing and human tissue growth.
What people have been experiencing in infrared saunas for years has now been proven by NASA in the laboratory.
Near infrared light “stimulates the basic energy processes in the mitochondria (energy compartments) of each cell, particularly when near-infrared light is used to activate the color sensitive chemicals (chromophores, cytochrome systems) inside.”
We often forget that our skin is the largest organ in your body by a wide margin. Because of this, you can use it as a barometer to your overall health level. Your skin is also the most porous organ in your body. This bodes well for keeping itself clean and healthy, as long as it’s taken care of.
After exposure in the infrared sauna environment it becomes highly permeable and excretes toxins. Daily saunas clean your pores as well as improve your overall skin condition and general health. Additionally, infrared sauna users with psoriasis found benefits in regular sauna use by having less thick scales on their skin lesions. Infrared sauna therapy is a key component to well toned, healthy and great looking skin.