Infrared Sauna Detox

Infrared sauna detox is a modern version of the sauna detox, used for centuries around the world to help sweat out toxins and waste.  An infrared sauna is more comfortable than a traditional sauna because you can achieve a "deep" sweat without the extreme heat.

Many people find their aches and pains go away, but one of the best benefits of adding a sauna to your detox program is better health because you can help your body eliminate toxins that are linked to disease.

What is an Infrared Sauna Detox?

Using an infrared sauna can enhance your body cleanse when used with a well rounded holistic nutritional program.  While helping you relieve stress, it is very relaxing and has numerous other beauty-enhancing and health benefits.

Infrared saunas differ from traditional steam saunas in that they use radiant energy to heat the body, instead of heating the air around your body.  This allows the sauna user a more comfortable session because the temperature can be lower; with an average temperature of around 125 degrees Fahrenheit instead of a traditional sauna temperature of approximately 170 degrees F.

The main routes of elimination of environmental toxins are urine, liver/colon and sweat.  We also know that our bodies store toxic environmental chemicals such as pesticides, hydrocarbon residues from pollution as well as heavy metals.  Storage is caused by a state of our bodies being over burdened as well sluggishness in the elimination system, which is why this type of therapy may complement a body cleanse and help your body remove this toxic waste.

According to Dr. Sherry A. Rogers, M.D., the far infrared sauna is not only safer than a traditional steam, but more efficient at helping your body eliminate toxins. (1)  The energy is able to penetrate deeper into the body which activates the body to release debris from subcutaneous fat and out the pores.  During a body cleanse, this may be a safer route for the toxins to take on their way out as some will bypass the liver and kidneys.

Researchers are finding the benefits to be beneficial not only for detoxing but for cardiovascular conditioning as well. The heat raises metabolism and increases circulation without the heat, which is often not tolerated by heart patients.  Limited evidence does show this type of sauna is beneficial to normalizing blood pressure as well as congestive heart failure. (2)

Helping your body eliminate toxins stored in subcutaneous fat may make it easier for weight loss as well as help alleviate a number of ailments, safely.   

Infrared Sauna Detox Benefits

  • An infrared sauna uses energy to heat your body instead of the room. Therefore the temperature is much lower and the process is not only more comfortable, but safer for your heart and blood pressure. Some studies indicate it actually lowers blood pressure.
  • It enhances circulation. This extra blood flow brings more oxygen throughout all your body tissues. Extra oxygen promotes healing for ailments such as strains and sprains.
  • Heat therapy has long been recommended by physicians and therapists to treat chronic pain, including arthritis pain, joint pain, and fibromyalgia. It is also effective in reducing inflammation and swelling by improving lymphatic flow.
  • This type of therapy allows healthy sweating that helps your body cleanse and detoxify.

If you decide to try an infrared sauna detox, it is best to eat a wholesome organic diet along with fiber to allow waste and toxins to consistently move out.  Drink plenty of fresh water and even fresh juices to enhance your body cleanse even more.

How to do an Infrared Sauna Detox

  • Begin by eating a cleansing diet to assist in taking the burden off of your digestive system.  When this system is spending less time digesting, it can spend more time dissolving and eliminating built up toxins and waste.
  • Drink fresh cleansing juice to help support and strengthen your organs of detoxification.
  • Utilize the help of a colon cleanse supplement to expedite your body's natural cleansing process.  (Author's Note; Working as a Nutritional Counselor for over 20 years, I still return to my favorite blend of herbs that works best with my diverse clientele, Herbal Fiberblend by AIM; and you can even sign up as a distributor for free and get it for cheaper!)
  • Use a home sauna for detoxing.  Begin with just 10 minutes per day and work up to 15 or 20

Get the full benefits of a sauna detox when you do it right by finding the best cleansing detox program for you.  Learn how to tailor your body cleanse with my book, using the technique I have used to teach hundreds of clients - many of whom went on the become successful practitioners, themselves.

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(1) DETOXIFY OR DIE BY DR. SHERRY A. ROGERS, M.D. (Excerpts); FIRS for Detoxification PDF

(2) Far-infrared saunas for treatment of cardiovascular risk factors; Summary of published evidence; Richard Beever, MD CCFT CI, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health