There are currently so many articles out there touting the benefits of Far Infrared sauna therapy that I decided it was time to review the many benefits of infrared heat. It has now moved from the realm of magic to medical. For decades Far Infrared has been on the market and fortunately, for it’s many thousands of users, there is now actually definitive proof of successful, medically proven results when utilizing Far Infrared sauna therapy. Most important to remember is that Far Infrared saunas remove most of the agents that cause disease; removal of toxins, found in our environment, water and air. There are also a myriad of additional benefits associated with daily Far Infrared sauna use.
Far Infrared sauna therapy increases blood circulation and oxygen supplies to damaged tissues which aids in the reduction of chronic joint and muscle pain. German medical researchers concluded one session of Far Infrared sauna therapy greatly reduces blood pressure thanks to persistent peripheral vessel dilation. They also noted that blood viscosity was improved. When the normally smooth, firm lining of the arteries become thickened and roughened by deposits of fat, fibrin, calcium and cellular debris, it reduces their ability to expand and contract, slowing the movement of blood through narrowed channels. These conditions make it easier for blood clots to form. Best to reduce the risk of this by taking a daily sauna. Also, the gentle infrared heat opens pores that have been malfunctioning for years, eliminating toxic cosmetics, loosening dry outer skin and healing acne. Even scars begin to disappear after just a few sessions of Far Infrared therapy. In terms of weight loss Far Infrared Sauna therapy burns between 200-600 calories an hour. It is such a terrific tool when you are trying to lose weight.
Far Infrared Sauna therapy neutralizes blood toxicity and smooths the walls of arteries, capillaries and veins. it also allows for the healing of upper respiratory infections. It has proven to be outstanding in the ease of symptoms from asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, colds, flu, sinusitis and congestion as it clears inflammation, swelling and mucus clogged passages. Total detoxification is possible as the infrared enhances white blood cell function, increasing immune response and the elimination of foreign pathogens and cellular waste products. When toxins are eliminated lymph node function improves and immune function strengthens. Further research has also tagged additional ailments currently and medically proven to be beneficial when using Far Infrared sauna therapy.
A 2012 study published in the International Journal of Cardiology, from Japan, found that patients who had proven, full blockage of a coronary artery, and also had peripheral artery disease, benefited significantly from Far Infrared sauna therapy. Treatment included fifteen minutes of daily Far Infrared sauna treatment then thirty minutes of rest. After only three weeks the blockages improved, the blood vessels were more able to open, and the studied patients could walk longer on the treadmill without symptoms. Additional studies conclude benefits from supervised Far Infrared sauna therapy in people with mild to moderate congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular and pulmonary illnesses.
Far Infrared sauna users have also experienced improvements in the level of inflammation on their skin. Difficult cases of psoriasis and other skin ailments have improved dramatically after use of the far-infrared sauna, often over a short course of usage; one to two months. Skin health has also greatly improved with reduction seen cellulite, clearing of acne and relief from psoriasis and eczema.
Those suffering from autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Sjogrens syndrome and Crohn’s disease, all auto-immune illnesses, have shown benefits after undergoing Far Infrared sauna therapy. Improvements have included reduced pain, inflammation, stiffness, added energy and less antibodies found in their follow-up blood tests. Along with pain sometimes depression follows. In another study using Far Infrared sauna therapy, patients in pain also experienced depression as well as fatigue and lack of a healthy appetite. Over the course of four weeks of Far Infrared sauna therapy, there was a significant increase in their ability to combat depression, to relax, have a better appetite, and experience reduced overall body complaints. Even success in chemical addiction, intoxication and sensitivity has been improved when using Far Infrared. It truly has a proven record for reducing toxic exposure and chemical sensitivity all the while detoxifying the body and realizing the benefits from the reduction in chemical overload.
Far Infrared Sauna therapy is such a wonderful tool for your overall physical health. It is always good to remember to leave enough time in your day for a quick, Far Infrared sauna. Remember Far Infrared sauna therapy involves the use of Far Infrared rays to gently heal, soothe, stimulate and detox the physical body, as well as the mind. They have the ability to penetrate all layers of the human physical body, penetrating into the inner-most regions of the tissues, muscles and bone. Not only is this relaxing it benefits the mind, body and spirit!