I started to study saunas (סאונה) to help with detoxification and jump starting my sluggish metabolism. What I learned relating to the benefits of an infrared sauna as compared with a traditional one was fascinating.
It’s true that all saunas and steam baths have therapeutic benefits. They’re good for:
- Improving blood circulation
- Cleaning and rejuvenating the skin
- Easing muscle tension
- Promoting feelings of relaxation and well-being
- Enhancing detoxification processes
Also, infrared saunas (סאונה) can burn 600 calories in a 30 minute session. Can you believe that? This apparently happens as the body is cooling itself. There is an increase in blood flow from a typical rate of 5 to 7 quarts a minute to up to 13 quarts per minute. The increase in body temperature and blood flow gives you very real, passive, cardiovascular workout benefits.
My face stopped looking puffy. Five pounds of weight that I could not loose in 3 years came off quickly. Inside of one month! I changed nothing else in my routine during this time. Three one hour infrared sauna (סאונה) sessions a week is all I had. Some would say I became dehydrated. I disagree. The weight came off and stayed off for an entire season. If I became dehydrated, the weight would have come back on right away. My metabolism increased in speed. I’m convinced I gained no holiday weight because of this.