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.
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.
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.
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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