What is a Infrared Sauna?
Infrared light is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum. The heat penetrates the skin, warms your body from the inside out, and helps to eliminate the build-up of toxins in your body. Infrared heat is gentle on the skin and provides all the healthy benefits of natural sunlight without any of the dangerous effects of solar radiation.
Why is infrared heat better than traditional saunas?
Traditional saunas raise the temperature of the air to a very high level within the chamber to warm the body. When you are sitting in a traditional sauna, you are sitting in a hot room; 80°C -105°C degrees. Some people have difficulty breathing in this extremely warm air.Far infrared saunas work differently. Instead of heating the air within the enclosure, far infrared saunas heat the body directly. In my Clearlight Far Infrared Sauna only about 20% of the heat goes to heat the air and the other 80% directly heats your body. The result is deeper tissue penetration.
The radiant heat can penetrate deep below the skin producing a gentle warming inside the body. The warming effect on your body stimulates your cardiovascular system, your immune system and your lymphatic system. Your body’s response to that is to sweat. In the far infrared sauna, the body perspires and receives all of the healthy benefits but avoids the harmful and extremely hot air of a traditional steam sauna.
Infrared saunas leave you feeling invigorated, not depleted like conventional saunas.
Medical Grade Chromotherapy is very powerful using 96 LED lights with an array of 12 colors – red, strong green, strong blue, orange, green, blue, strong yellow, strong indigo, strong pink, yellow, indigo and violet.
The skin is one of the largest detox pathways. Infrared heat assists the body to rid 20% toxins and 80% water compared to a traditional sauna, which only assists the body in sweating out 3% toxins and 97% water. Thus making the infrared sauna 7 times more effective at detoxing the body.
Studies have shown that a 30-minute infrared sauna session allows you to burn up to 600 calories. Heart rate rises with increased cardiac output as the body works to cool itself. As the body’s core temperature increases so does metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories. So Relax and work out without working out and boost those happy endorphins.
Immune system boost
The heat tricks your body into a state of fever by increasing your core temperature. This immune response helps to build your defence mechanism, combined with the elimination of toxins excreted via sweat, this natural process builds your resistance against infection and disease.
Infrared therapy alleviates stress and anxiety by balancing the stress hormone, cortisol in the body. Like sunbathing, infrared warmth promotes an overall feeling of wellbeing; good for the mind and body.
Infrared heat accelerates healing and supports strains and sports injuries. Heat responsive pain (HRP) research has been shown to have therapeutic benefits by relieving back pain and arthritis, increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation to the injury site. Infrared penetrates deeply into joints, muscles and tissues as fresh oxygenated blood and nutrients reach these areas of discomfort, easing joint stiffness and pain associated with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Infrared can deeply penetrate the skin helping to heal skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and scaring. The heat also reaches the hypodermic fat layer thus breaking down cellulite. Skin elasticity improves helping to fight signs of ageing, giving you a healthy natural glow.
Lyme disease is on the rise and looks likely that cases will continue to increase. Infrared heat causes a powerful detoxifying effect. Lyme disease releases neurotoxins which create a wide range of symptoms, research suggests that infrared heat removes these harmful toxins accelerating the healing process.
Who Should Not Use Infrared Saunas
Infrared saunas give amazing benefits; however, if you are unsure, you should consult with your physician before booking a session. Do not use if you are pregnant or elderly, have serious inflammation from a acute injury, cardiovascular conditions, a fever, a communicable disease, haemophilia, metal implants or are intoxicated or dehydrated. You should consult with your physician regarding certain medications, or if you have sensitivity to heat, or a condition that affects your body’s ability to sweat. All our customers must fill out a consultation form at our premises before using the sauna.
Please note that complementary therapies should be used in conjunction with conventional medicine and never as a replacement for it. If you are in any doubt, please consult your own GP before attending.
Infrared Sauna with Medical Light Therapy – Beginners £20.00 – 30 minutes
Block bookings available – Buy 5 get 1 FREE.
£10.00 deposit required to secure booking (non-refundable if cancelling within 24 hour period. Block bookings must be paid fully in advance.