Saunas can be divided into two basic styles: conventional saunas that warm the air or infrared saunas (סאונה)that warm objects. Infrared saunas may use various materials in their heating area such as charcoal, active carbon fibers, and other materials.
Infrared energy has been shown to reduce inflammation and stimulate blood flow, which can speed up the recovery of minor injuries such as sprains and pulled muscles. The deep penetrating heat also relaxes muscles and tension which can help with headaches, migraines and sinus congestion.
Going to a Spa or Sauna is a great way to lose weight. An average sauna session of 30 minutes will burn up to 300 calories. When combined with exercise, a sauna session afterward will complete your weight loss regimen. Research has been shown that Infrared Saunas (סאונה) can burn up to 5 times the calories of that burned in a traditional sauna, or in other words a 30 minute session will burn the same amount of calories of a 2 mile jog. They also help rid the body of cellulite a fatty gel like substance made of mainly fat cells and other wastes.
The main way saunas detoxify our bodies is through our skin, which is the largest organ of our body. A 30 minute sauna (סאונה) session can produce up to 500 grams of sweat, which actively removes toxins which were stored in our fat cells. Potentially removing damaging toxins such as heavy metals like mercury and lead, as well as alcohol, sodium, cholesterol, nicotine and other harmful toxins which may have been stored away in our fat.
Benefits of infrared therapy:
– Lower blood pressure
– Decrease joint stiffness
– Reduce blood sugar
– Lower cholesterol
– Lower triglycerides
– Relieve muscle spasms
– Increase extensibility of collagen tissue
– Assist in resolution of inflammatory infiltrates, edema and exudates
– Help with acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and skin lesions and cuts
– Improve skin tone and elasticity
– Break up cellulite
– Boost immune system