Infrared Sauna Therapy

Infrared sauna therapy is one of the many ways to enhance your cleanse and make it more enjoyable. Adding sauna therapy to your detoxification or colon cleansing program can be an effective way to help your body detox chemicals and heavy metals.

Many of the 3,000 or so chemicals used in our foods, including pesticides, can be stored in the fatty tissue as well as the fat cells themselves. As the blood and lymphatic system circulate, many of these toxins can be transported out of the body. Increased circulation makes for a healthier body.

When you start a colon cleanse or body detox program, you incorporate herbs and a temporary change of diet to induce the cleansing processes within your body. By adding increased nutrition to make your organs stronger and by eating a healthy diet which eases the burden on your digestive system, your body will start pulling stored toxins and waste to be eliminated via the bloodstream or lymphatic system. In other words, more toxins will be circulating through your system as they are finding their way out. The sooner you can help your body to get these toxins out, the better you will feel and the more efficient your cleanse will be.

Sweating can be induced by a dry sauna, infrared sauna, steam and/or body wraps. Today we focus on the infrared sauna therapy and how it works.

Infrared Sauna therapy induces whole body hyperthermia (a rise in body temperature) similar to that of a cardiovascular workout. However, because of the waves of this type of sauna, body temperature stays low enough to be safe for those with heart problems while creating the same effects of increased blood flow, increased metabolic rate and increased tissue repair.

In addition, The August 7, 1981 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that the regular use of a sauna may be as effective for cardiovascular conditioning and burning calories.

Because of studies such as this, NASA has done their own research and concluded that infrared therapy would be the ideal way to maintain cardiovascular strength in astronauts during long space missions.

Sweating and saunas have long been used by Native Americans for cleansing and detoxification of the mind and body. Infrared therapy is used by practitioners and doctors in China, Japan, Europe and Australia. Japanese studies have shown infrared heat treatment to be effective at speeding the healing process.

If you decide to use sauna therapy with a whole body detox, be sure to inform yourself, be careful and check with your medical doctor if you have medical issues.

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