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.