Health Benefits of an Infrared Sauna
March 23, 2016
The Infrared Sauna at Arborvitae
The infrared sauna at Arborvitae is located next to the "Loo". The sauna room houses the sauna, shower and all the towels you will need for your sauna session. The sauna is a 2 seater, so it has plenty of room to comfortably sit sideways along the bench or facing toward the glass door. The are speakers located in the sauna so you can plug in your device and listen to soothing music, podcasts or whatever you desire.
Add a 1-hour sauna session to your next appointment for only $10. Sauna packages are available for multiple sessions - you save.
6 Benefits of Infrared Sauna Therapy
Sweating is one of the body’s most natural ways to eliminate toxins, making it a crucial part of detoxification. When compared to traditional Swedish saunas, infrared saunas allow you to eliminate about seven times more toxins, including heavy metals like mercury and lead, and environmental chemicals.
Infrared sauna therapy promotes relaxation by helping to balance your body’s level of cortisol, your body’s primary stress hormone. The heat generated by the sauna will also help to relax muscles and relieve tension throughout the body, allowing you to relax and de-stress.
3. Pain Relief
If you suffer from muscle aches or joint pain, infrared saunas can relieve this form of inflammation by increasing circulation and relaxing your muscles.
4. Weight Loss
The heat generated by an infrared sauna will cause your core temperature to increase, which can also lead to an increased heart rate — the same increase in heart rate that you experience when exercising. When your body has to work harder to lower your core temperature or keep up with an increased heart rate, your body will burn more calories, resulting in weight loss. An study in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that a 30-minute infrared sauna session could burn roughly 600 calories.
5. Improved Circulation
As the heat from infrared saunas increases your core body temperature, your circulation will increase along with it. Consistent infrared sauna sessions can stimulate blood flow, improve muscle recovery, and decrease pain and inflammation after intense exercise.
6. Skin Purification
Infrared sauna technology can help purify your skin by eliminating toxins from your pores and increasing circulation, resulting in clearer, softer, and healthier-looking skin.