Infrared heat therapy allows people to harness the benefits of the sun, without being exposed to harmful ultraviolet rays.
Far Infrared is radiant heat which we ourselves as human beings naturally emit. It is completely natural and 100% safe.
Benefits of regular Far Infra Red (FIR) thermal therapy ie: at least 30 minutes 3 times per week, include:
- natural, healthy weight loss
- pain relief
- reduction of inflammation
- rebuilding of injured tissue
- natural elimination of toxins
- strengthens the cardiovascular system
- strengthens and supports the Immune system
- soothes tension and releases stress in both body and mind
Our bodies experience far infrared energy as a gentle radiant heat which can penetrate up to 1.5 inches beneath the skin. Warm muscles and connective tissue are more relaxed and flexible, allowing for deeper, safer stretching.
According to information published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, infrared sauna sessions were shown to burn upwards of 600 calories. During a sauna, your core temperature increases and the body works hard to cool itself. While using an infrared sauna, there is a substantial increase in blood flow, heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories. The same technology being used for the sauna is applied while also practising yoga asana – increasing the benefits even further.
Another huge benefit is Far Infrared is excellent for detoxification and helps lymphatic cleansing. Getting toxins out of our bodies on a regular basis before they attach to fat cells is paramount to retaining your health and quality of life.
What people notice when they start to use Infra Red therapy regularly :
• more energy
• easier to relax
• better sleep
• improved circulation
• better skin quality
• think clearer
• increased range of motion with muscles
Hydration is is of huge importance when doing any activity in the heat and supplementing with electrolytes is also highly recommended, to hydrate the body effectively – especially if you get dizzy, headaches or muscle cramps. A little mineral salt (Himalayan Pink salt is good) in water with a squeeze of lemon is a simple, natural and cheap way to increase your electrolyte levels if you are regularly sweating Coconut water is also great.
There are a few contraindications, and practising in Infra Red heat is not recommended for pregnant women, people with heart diseases, and those who are sick.