Infrared Sauna Therapy, Chromotherapy, Himalayan Salt Combined Therapies
When you hear the word sauna, what goes through your mind? Perhaps a small, scorching room lined with wooden benches centered around a pile of very hot rocks. Or maybe you think of steam blasting all around you in a similarly close-quartered space filled with strangers in towels.
Sauna is actually a healing tradition that dates back more than 2,000 years. Immersing oneself in a high-temperature sauna environment causes the body to sweat, which even in primitive times was recognized as an effective way to cleanse the body and eliminate waste via the skin.
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Near, Mid, And Far: The 3 Types Of Infrared Sauna
The use of heat therapy really isn’t new in the realm of the healing arts, but technological advances that capitalize on infrared energy have made it possible to generate heat in just the right spots with pinpointed precision, hence the advent of the infrared sauna. There are three distinct types of infrared wavelengths that generate energy: near infrared, mid infrared, and far infrared. Because they penetrate the skin and cells at varying depths, each type of infrared provides different therapeutic benefits depending on its use.
1. Near Infrared Also referred to as low level light therapy, uses special LEDs to permeate the outer surface of the skin and promote cell health and skin rejuvenation. LEDs are effective because they can trigger a natural phot-biochemical reaction (similar to how plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into plant tissue).
2. Mid Infrared This type of sauna has been shown to help aid in pain relief and weight loss.
3. Far Infrared By far the most common type used in commercial infrared saunas, far infrared saunas pull toxins from the body and lower blood pressure.
Each type of infrared sauna comes with its own unique set of health benefits, and one isn’t necessarily better or worse than another. However, exposing yourself to all three types offers a wide range of comprehensive health benefits. This is why many healing practitioners now encourage their patients to use or invest in a 3-in-1 full-spectrum infrared sauna.
THE EFFECT OF INFRARED SAUNAS ON CANCER CELLS
For cancer specifically, infrared sauna treatments are exceptionally promising because of the selective toxicity they have on cells. In a nutshell, the hyperthermic effects of infrared radiation are only harmful to malignant cells, as was explained to me by Dr. Irvin Sahni in The Truth About Cancer’s The Quest for the Cures Continuesdocu-series interview. Dr. Sahni told us that normal healthy cells are essentially immune to infrared radiation, while cancer cells are hyper-thermically challenged:
“….by exposing your body to that heat, you’re selectively killing or eradicating those less viable cells, those cancer cells, without hurting your normal cells. And so far infrared sauna is useful because it can help you sweat, excrete toxins, and in theory, eliminate cancer cells which can’t survive the heat.”
Another study published in the Journal of Cancer Science and Therapy found that after just 30 days of infrared treatment, tumor-infected mice saw reductions in their cancerous masses of up to 86%-even with low-temperature infrared exposures of as little as 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 Celsius).
And if that isn’t enough, another study out of Japan found that infrared-induced, whole-body hyperthermia helped strongly inhibit the growth and spread of breast cancer cells in mice, without causing any harmful side effects.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT INFRARED SAUNA FOR YOU
Between this internal heating mechanism and the sweat it produces, infrared saunas offer a one-two punch for powerful detoxification and cellular maintenance and regeneration. As long as you’re continually replenishing your body with both clean hydration and electrolytes, the sky’s the limit: the more you heat your core and sweat, the better off you’ll be health-wise.
THE 3 MOST IMPORTANT FACTORS TO LOOK FOR WHEN PURCHASING AN INFRARED SAUNA ARE:
- Even heat output – No ‘hot spots’ near the heating element. You should also opt for radiant (rather than reflected) heating technology, as radiant heat is more evenly distributed, efficient, and effective.
- High emissivity rate – The test of an infrared heart is its ‘radiant efficiency’-basically its ability to produce high levels of infrared heat. Look for a sauna with a high emissivity rating and large heating panels that stay relatively cool on their surface. These types of heating panels produce the longer infrared waves that will most effectively penetrate your skin and cells, allowing for the greatest toxic release and greater amounts of sweat.
- Low (or no) EMF pollution – Obviously, you don’t want to expose yourself to unnecessary UV or electromagnetic radiation in the process of detoxifying your body.
If you are dealing with a chronic condition or specific disease situation, be sure to consult with your health practitioner before using an infrared sauna.
WHAT IS CHROMOTHERAPY?
Chromotherapy, also called light therapy, is the process of restoring balance to the body by applying color.
Color light therapy relies on the premise that each color is associated with a different bodily response. For example, red is typically associated with stimulation, while blue is considered a mentally relaxing color. Color has been used to treat all kinds of medical conditions since ancient times. It dates back to ancient Egypt, India, China and even as far back as the Mayan culture. The medical benefits of color light therapy are being investigated and implemented in major hospitals and medical research centers worldwide.
10 BENEFITS OF COLOR LIGHT THERAPY
Reduced Swelling and Decreased Inflammation – Applying color light therapy to swollen or inflamed areas has been known to help soothe the area and catalyze healing. This kind of chromotherapy treatment helps to relax the muscles and reverse irritation.
Pain Relief – Because color light therapy helps reduce swelling, inflammation, muscle tension, and other conditions typically associated with pain, the treatment often provides relief to patients.
Accelerated Healing – Color light treatment helps accelerate the body’s reparative efforts. Light therapy has been used to catalyze the healing of post-surgical scars, burns, wounds, and more.
Increased Range of Motion – Chromotherapy lights help lubricate joints and relax the surrounding muscles, resulting in increased range of motion. This results in many benefits, including improved flexibility and injury prevention.
Decreased Muscle Tension – When applied to tight and tense muscle areas, color light therapy helps dissolve knots and tension to relax the body.
Improved Circulation – Since different colors vibrate at different frequencies, certain colors can have similar effects as heat and can affect your body’s circulation. This chromotherapy benefit is enhanced when used in conjunction with an infrared sauna.
Regulated Mood – Each color in the spectrum elicits a specific feeling or response, one of which is regulated moods. Using light to stimulate our endocrine systems naturally regulates hormonal imbalances, mood changes, and even depression.
Improved Sleep Patterns – Mood regulation and muscle relaxation can result in improved sleeping patterns.
Relief of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) – SAD is typically triggered in the winter months, the internal clock is thrown off by shorter days and lack of sunlight. That’s where color light therapy comes in. Certain color treatments can help to offset the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder, which, in turn, helps regulates moods and improves sleeping patterns.
Anti-Aging Benefits – Color light therapy energizes skin cells and reinvigorates inactive skin cells. This results in a boost in collagen production. A boost in collagen gives the skin a smooth appearance and improves its elasticity.
BENEFITS OF INFRARED AND HIMALAYAN SALT
Have you ever noticed that the more time you spend at a beach breathing in the fresh ocean air, the more relaxed you feel? Something about it just seems different, right? Well, that’s because it is different. It feels this way because the salt in the air naturally purifies the air, reduces the pollutants, making the people that breathe it feel more relaxed.
Himalayan pink salt is a salt crystal mined directly from the Himalayan Mountains and cannot be found anywhere else in the world. This unique salt is used throughout the world for hundreds of years as a means of naturally maintaining health and wellness. Salt levels in our bodies affects our energy, cell activity and blood sugar levels. The negatively charged ions found in Himalayan salt help to improve our moods and overall health.
By gently heating the Himalayan salt wall found inside the Infrared Sauna cabin, the calming and detoxifying effects of the Salt are activated, and the purification of the air begins. During this process, the salt releases negative ions that bind to bacteria, dust and other airborne pollutants, successfully purifying the air circulating around you. When combined with the already powerful effects of the full spectrum infrared heat, the Himalayan pink salt maximizes the wellness potential of your sauna.
Himalayan salt sauna therapy returns an abundance of benefits:
- Improves respiratory issues: asthma, lung inflammation, COPD, sleep apnea
- Alleviates allergies
- Mood enhancement
- Regulating water content
- Improves digestion
- Regulates blood pressure
- Promotes sleep
- Eczema, psoriasis, and other skin issues