INFRARED HEATED SAUNA
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Immune System Boost
The deep heating from the infrared heaters will raise your core body temperature, inducing an artificial fever. Fever is the body’s natural mechanism to strengthen and accelerate the immune response, as seen in the case of infection. Time in an infrared sauna can raise your core body temperature 1-3 degrees.
Muscle Pain Relief
Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscles, so they can recover faster. Muscles relax best when tissues are warm, for greater flexibility and range of motion.
The profuse sweating achieved just after a few minutes in a sauna carries off deeply embedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and immaculately clean. Increased circulation draws your skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface. You’ll see improved skin: tone, elasticity, texture, and color. Increased blood circulation has also been shown to relieve: acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions, and cuts.
Infrared saunas help increase your blood circulation and stimulate the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins in the body, Daily sauna use can help detoxify your body as it rids itself of: toxic metals, alcohol, nicotine, and sulfuric acid.
Infrared Heated Sauna Benefits
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, regular use of a sauna imparts a similar boost on the cardiovascular system as running. As you relax in the gentle infrared heat, your body is hard at work: producing sweat, pumping blood, and burning calories. As your body increases sweat to cool itself, your heart works harder to pump blood at a greater rate to boost circulation. This increase in your metabolism can burn calories.
Stress and Fatigue Reduction
Just a few minutes in the gentle warmth of an infrared sauna will help you feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and renewed. Infrared saunas have also been shown to effect the autonomic nervous system, putting you in a parasympathetic (rest and digest) state, which can actively promote the healing process.
Ease Joint Pain and Stiffness
Time spent in an infrared sauna can benefit people suffering from many forms of arthritis. Radiant heat has also been affective in the treatments of: sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, and joint stiffness.
Color Light Therapy
Color light therapy can benefit your wellbeing. Chromotherapy or color light therapy is the science that uses the seven colors of the light spectrum. The seven colors can affect the vibrations of the body at various frequencies. The sauna at In Balance Yoga has 12 colors to choose from.
Red- activates the circulatory and nervous system
Strong Green- provides anti-infectious, anti-septic, and regenerative stimulation
Strong Blue- lubricates joints, helps address infections, stress, and nervous tension
Orange- helps address asthma and bronchitis
Blue- stimulates muscles and skin cells, nerves, and the circulatory system
Strong Yellow- strengthens the body and acts on internal tissues
Strong Indigo- helps address eye inflammation, cataracts, glaucoma, and ocular fatigue
Strong Pink- Acts as a cleanser, strengthening veins and arteries
Yellow- reactivates and purifies the skin, helps with indigestion and bodily stress
Indigo- activates and eliminates impurities from the blood stream
Violet- relaxes the nerves and lymphatic system, addresses inflammation and urinary illness
Infrared Heated Sauna Sessions
Infrared Sauna15 Minute Session
Infrared Sauna30 Minutes
Consider your health: The heat of a sauna makes the heart work harder. Reasons to avoid the sauna include certain medications, heart problems, pregnancy, high/low blood pressure, circulatory problems, or diabetes etc.
If you have any concerns, check with your doctor first before using the sauna.
Consider the buddy system: Going into the sauna with a friend or family member isn’t a bad idea so that if problems do occur, someone has your back. Besides, a sauna is a social affair.
Before your session: wait at least 15 minutes after exercising, no alcohol or drugs, no oils or lotions applied to skin.
During your session: place a towel on the floor and bench to absorb perspiration, use a third towel to wipe perspiration off your body.
Always dry your hands before handling the electrical equipment.
Don’t stay too long: if you are sensitive to the heat, start off with a short stay.
Cool down: take a cold or cool shower afterwards. As a bonus this helps remove any impurities that your body has eliminated
and helps prevent their reabsorption.
Rest: relax for at least ten minutes afterwards.
Rehydrate: drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after your session.
Know that saunas can burn: Too much time in the sauna at a too high temperature can lead to blistering. If your skin starts to sting, get out.
Warning– The infrared heaters in the sauna are a potential BURN HAZARD DO NOT
touch the infrared heaters when they are in operation or cooling.
Monitor your body: If you start to feel dizzy, lethargic, nauseous, like you may faint, or have a headache, leave immediately.
Never sleep in the sauna.
There is no point in taxing the body to extremes – especially not in the name of wellness. Moderation is key.
During an electrical storm: the sauna must not be used and unplugged for safety.