Infrared’s deep penetrating heat is what most effectively stimulates metabolic activity, which in turn triggers the release of stored toxins through sweat, as well as through the liver and kidneys.

Circulation Similar to exercise, regular use of infrared sauna improves circulation by stimulating blood flow and speeding muscle recovery.

I was able to reach Eric P. Widmaier, Hershel Raff, and Kevin T. Strang through email. Is this claim substantiated by what is found in Vander’s Human Physiology ? Maybe you would like to pause in your reading for suspense. Okay. The answer is: No. They each told me that it is not. “We do discuss that sweat contains salt (sodium and chloride) that can represent a large loss of electrolytes with a large volume of sweat (e.g., exercising on a hot day),” Raff said. Very tiny amounts of lead, copper, and nickel do appear in sweat, but if you have dangerously high concentrations of these metals in your body, it is probably best that you visit a hospital rather than an infrared sauna.

Infrared technology has been researched and studied for decades and is used by licensed healthcare professionals all across the country. It’s so safe that it is actually used by hospitals regularly to keep newborn babies warm. The treatments using infrared even have specific hospital insurance billing codes because of the wealth of research supporting the therapy.

Anti-aging Infrared sauna releases toxins which leads to skin purification. The skin becomes healthier, softer and more radiant.

Fevers play a huge role in speeding up and strengthening the body’s immune system response. When a person is detoxing, they risk opening themselves up to illnesses more easily because their body is expending all of its energy getting through the symptoms of withdrawal. When your body is fighting off infection, the first line of defense is raising the body’s core temperature — and this is exactly what infrared saunas do!

Saunas can quickly and effectively help you get back to feeling amazing again. Sauna therapy has been around for centuries as a way to detoxify your body, but did you know that full spectrum infrared saunas can go even further by heating up your body’s core to a cellular level, where most toxins are stored?

Drink water. Make sure you’re hydrated before going into an infrared sauna. Drink a glass of water before your session. You can also bring water into the sauna, especially if you’re sensitive to higher heats. Choose the temperature. The average temperature for an infrared sauna ranges from 100˚F to 150˚F, with beginners starting out at the lower end and more experienced users at the higher end. If this is your first time, start with 100˚F. You may want to stay at this temperature for a few sessions. You can always increase the temperature each session until you reach 150˚F. Length of time. For first-time users, start with 10 to 15 minutes. You can add time each session until you reach the suggested time of 20 to 30 minutes. Saunas come with a timer, so make sure to set it. You don’t want to stay in there too long and risk becoming dehydrated. Clothing. How you dress is your choice. Some people will wear bathing suits, while others prefer to go in naked. What you can do while in the sauna . Relax, read, meditate, listen to music, or visit with friends. Just don’t go to sleep. After the session is over. When your session is done, it’s suggested that you take your time and let your body cool down. Once cooled down, feel free to take a shower or bath. Just make sure you are drinking plenty of water. Number of sessions per week. Most facilities that offer infrared sauna treatments recommend using the sauna three to four days per week. If you are healthy and tolerate the four days, you can use the sauna daily.