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Infrared Sauna with Light Therapy
With Far Infrared waves, heat directly penetrates over 1.5 in. into the body tissue, muscles & joints. A crystal infused infrared heated Biomat is added to the bench seat for a complete body infrared heat experience. Chromotherapy is also a part of your session
**Not recommended if you are pregnant. If you are unsure if using a sauna is right for you... please consult with your Dr. before use **
4 Infrared Sauna Tips
If you are new to infrared sauna therapy, consider these tips to help you stay comfortable:
The History of Color Light Therapy
Color Light therapy, also know as Chromotherapy, is a technique of restoring balance by means of applying color to the body. Its history is rooted as far back as the Mayan culture.
In India, Ayurveda, an ancient form of medicine practiced for thousands of years, is based on the idea that every individual contains five elements of the universe which are present in specific proportions unique to each individual, including their personality type and constitution. When these elements are out of balance, Ayurveda works with the energies inherent in the colors of the spectrum to restore this balance.
In ancient Egypt the art of healing with color was founded in the Hermetic tradition, the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks used colored minerals, stones, crystals, salves, and dyes as remedies, and painted treatment sanctuaries in various shades of color.
In China, traditional Chinese medicine incorporates color to be associated with each organ and elemental system. This healing method looks at the idea that every individual is a balance. The first color wheel was invented by Sir Isaac Newton. He split white sunlight into red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, and blue. He then joined the two ends of the color spectrum together to show the natural progression of colors.
Light Therapy has been valued throughout history as a remarkable source of healing. Today, the therapeutic applications of light and color are being investigated in major hospitals and research centers worldwide. Results indicate that full-spectrum, ultraviolet, colored, and laser light can have therapeutic value for a range of conditions from chronic pain and depression to immune disorders.
~ Light therapy is also used to temporarily relieve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD effects individuals when the lack of sunlight results in seasonal depression. Phototherapy helps with SAD by resetting the internal biological clock (Circadian rhythms), helping individuals sleep better and regulate their mood. Even companies, such as GE and Philips, have created phototherapeutic products to improve and regulate mood.
Healing With Color
Color is light split into different wavelengths vibrating at different speeds and at different frequencies. Objects that ABSORB all wavelengths and DO NOT reflect are black in nature. Objects that REFLECT all wavelengths and DO reflect are white in nature. Between black and white lies COLOR. Colors are wavelengths of energy that, to us, appear as color because of the potential and capabilities of the object to either absorb or reflect the energy.
Red activates & improves circulatory and nervous systems. Aids in the production of red blood cells and collagen cells to improve skin texture & elasticity
Yellow helps awaken mental inspiration arousing higher mentality.
Green is the universal healing color. Green is midway in the color spectrum; therefore, it contains both a physical nature and a spiritual nature, in equal balance and in equal harmony.
Blue on the other hand, is at the opposite end of the visible spectrum. Blue induces a sense of peace & calm and can be used for any type of ailments associated with speech, communication, or the throat.
Orange has a freeing action upon the mind, relieving repression. Because orange is a blend of red and yellow, it combines physical energy with mental wisdom, inducing a transformation between lower physical reaction and higher mental response.
Violet is the last color we can see before light passes on to ultra-violet. Violet purifies our thoughts and feelings giving us inspiration in all undertakings. The violet energy connects us to our spiritual self bringing guidance, wisdom and inner strength, and enhances artistic talent and creativity. Leonardo da Vinci proclaimed that you can increase the power of meditation ten fold by meditating under the gentle rays of violet, as found in church windows.
1. Improved Blood Circulation
Infrared saunas heat our bodies up which get our hearts pumping faster as if in a workout. As Japanese studies have shown, two weeks of daily sauna benefits vascular function in patients with mild heart damage and are safer than standard exercise. Through the use of infrared saunas our blood flow increases, even after our saunas sessions ends. Additionally studies have shown that saunas decrease our blood pressure and increase arterial compliance. This means healthier and more stress resistant arteries.
2. Immune System Sauna Benefits
While heating our bodies up produces a natural fever state that aids us in fighting off infections and illnesses. An additional benefit is the creation of disease fighting white blood cells. Heating the body spurs our immune system to increase production of these cells that flight off incoming diseases and keep our immunity higher.
3. Lyme Disease Recovery
Doctors recommend the use of saunas to help the body battle the symptoms of Lyme disease. Author and lifehacker Tim Ferriss credits saunas with helping him in his battle with Lyme disease. As the body accumulates a higher level of toxins (including damaging neurotoxins) the infrared saunas aids in recovery by allowing the sweat to eliminate them internally. This requires a slow build up of sessions starting at once a week to several times per week as needed. This also helps with the sore muscles and pain associated with the disease.
Infrared saunas have been shown to be 7x as effective as other traditional saunas. So detoxification is achieved through eliminating toxins through the sweat glands. Because of air conditioning and increasingly sedentary lifestyles modern people no longer sweat like we used to. So as our skin absorbs pollutants or gets increasingly clogged this puts additional strain on our organs to detoxify. Just as the body creates a fever to rid itself of harmful microorganisms, saunas can protect us and raise our immunity levels.
5. Infrared Saunas and Weight Loss
While not a stand-alone fix infrared saunas are a valuable addition to any weight loss toolkit. Saunas benefit us by mimicking a workout at the gym by increasing our heart rate and the body responds by increasing oxygen flow and burning calories. A whopping 600 calories can be consumed during a half hour infrared saunas session.
Finns have been noted to have incredible skin. This has been credited to the popularity of sauna in their country. Infrared waves help spur the body into increasing production of collagen and elastin. Collagen is well-known to keep skin resilient and glowing and elastin keeps wrinkles away. As blood flow increases towards the skin during a session there are increased nutrient benefits keeping us look younger and healthier.
The relaxation of the heat and natural wooden ambiance lend themselves to a relaxing environment to simply enjoy a peaceful moment of silence. The best saunas are designed to be relaxing environments for a time out from the rest of the world. The sauna has become an oasis of calm for many.
8. Mental Benefits
The benefits of saunas on mental health is become more and more understood and widely known. Saunas have been shown to effectively work to prevent Alzheimer’s and other mental afflictions. Part of this is due to the increased production of myelin which helps increase the rate neurons enter and leave the brain.
9. Pain Relief & Muscles
Saunas are popular to use after a strenuous workout for several good reasons. The first is that the increased circulation helps to deliver oxygen rich blood to the deprived muscles as well as relaxing the muscles. Saunas have also been reported to significantly raise human growth hormone that counteracts the effects of aging and increases muscle mass. Studies have also been done to prove the long term pain reducing effects of regular sauna use.