What is an infrared sauna?
Infrared sauna uses light to create heat and operates on a radiant heat source that helps the body produce two to three times more sweat. Instead of a traditional saunas that heats the air around you, this technology heats your body directly without warming the air around you.
Radiant heat has many health benefits to sauna use:
1. REGULAR SAUNA USE DECREASES BLOOD PRESSURE AND ENHANCES CARDIAC FUNCTION
Many of us feel better when we have had a sauna but we may not attribute it to the effect heat has on our cardiovascular system. The European Journal of Preventative Cardiology included a study done in 2017 with results showing that saunas can improve the ability of a body’s blood vessel walls to expand and contract as blood pressure changes happen.
It further notes there is a reduction in blood pressure with regular sauna use. Your cardio function improves because sauna heat causes your heart to beat quicker, and your blood vessels expand to allow for more sweating. As a side effect, blood moves easier through your body.
2. STRONG INDICATIONS OF SAUNAS HELPING WITH CHRONIC SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATION
Our body needs some inflammation as it is a signal to the body that it is injured and needs to start healing.
That said, when you have chronic systemic inflammation, it could cause cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and various forms of cancer. It is almost like the immune system of your body turns against you. When you have regular saunas and combine them with a good, healthy diet, you can make sure your immune system works for your body, not against it.
3. IT BOOSTS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM AND HELPS YOU STAY HEALTHY
Studies indicate that saunas reduce how often people get sick throughout the year. A study dating back to 1990 from the Annals of Medicine discovered that using a sauna regularly reduced how often users became sick with the common cold.
This study is followed by a newer one from the 2013 Journal of Human Kinetics that showed that even a single sauna use improved the immunity function, especially in white blood cells. These results were even better in those who were considered athletes. It would seem to indicate that if you use a sauna regularly and also exercise, you can create a stronger immune response in your body.
4. CLEANSE YOUR BODY BY SWEATING
One of the main characteristics of saunas is that we sweat. A lot. We seem to inherently know that sweating does a lot for us, from cleaning our pores to making us feel refreshed.
Even though the main function of sweating is to cool the body down, there is some research that shows that other good things are going on. A systematic review on heavy metal excretion in sweat was made in 2012. It found that toxins such as cadmium, arsenic, lead, and mercury that are usually found at some level in our systems are excreted through sweat when we use a sauna. These toxic chemicals have no place in your body, so you should do what you can to get rid of them!
5. IT MAKES YOU STAY SHARP, SMART AND ZEN
While we know that many of us get a little more forgetful or become less mentally sharp as we age, the benefits of a sauna may help alleviate some of that aging brain fog. A study in The International Journal of the British Geriatrics Society – Age and Aging shows that men who used a sauna regularly have a decreased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
What does a sauna session look like?
Contact Tanya below and reach out about your interest in trying the sauna. The sauna session are run out of her private home studio.
Show up 5-10minutes before your session. The sauna will be pre-heated for you.
Bring 3 towels. One to sit ont, one to shower with after and a hand towel to wipe down as you sweat.
Enjoy the private sauna.
We recommend you can take a cool shower after.
Cost for Private Infra Red Sauna Sessions:
20 - 30minutes = $45
45 - 60minutes - $70
Package Discount offered of 5-10 sessions.