The healing effect of infrared rays has been long known. Now it has been given a green signal by the medical fraternity too. With the greying of vast population, anti aging therapy and wellness program using infrared waves has garnered a lot of interest. Infrared saunas are now being used for weight loss, skin rejuvenation, pain therapy and stress reduction. Infrared saunas use infrared heaters that heat the body from inside resulting in overall health benefits.
The near infrared wavelength used in the therapy is considered a very effective wavelength for improving cell health, and healing skin. These waves penetrate the skin deeply and oxygenate the skin. They stimulate collagen production that reduces wrinkles. The skin becomes soft and overall health of the skin improves.
These waves raise the core temperature of the body inducing sweating which detoxifies the body at the cellular level. Sweat removes the toxins from alcohol, chemical fumes, pesticides, and other allergens that had accumulated in the lever and kidney over years. No wonder infrared saunas have become integral part of detox programs.
Infrared sauna increases the body temperature and elevates the metabolism. One session can burn upwards of 600 calories, thus helping in weight loss.
The infrared heat penetrates the dermis, affecting the blood circulation. Doctors recommend infrared heat therapy program to reduce pain and muscle spasms. It also speeds up the recovery.
Whenever we are stressed, our body releases a hormone called cortisol into the blood stream as a response to this stress. If this hormone is present in the blood for a long duration, it may have negative effect on the health and may result in blood sugar imbalance, high blood pressure, and decreased bone density. Infrared sauna releases this excess cortisol out of the body through deep tissue sweat. It promotes relaxation and improves sleep.
Lower the blood pressure
These saunas heat up the body, induce sweat, and increase the blood flow of the body, thereby improving blood circulation. There are scientific evidences that show that blood pressure can be lowered by using this sauna a few times in a week.
This therapy promotes cell regeneration and human tissue growth, thereby enhancing the healing of wounds. Infrared therapy prevents infection and heals wounds.