Saunas provide warming color therapy with the red, orange and yellow lights that are visible to the individuals using the sauna (סאונה). Common uses of the infrared light therapy focus on weight loss, immune strengthening and detoxification.
Infrared saunas have shown success in supporting the increase of metabolism, weight loss, increased energy and improved blood circulation, suggests “On the Influence of Muscular Exercise, Sweating, and Massage, on the Metabolism,” Pub Med Central. A group of 20 women riding stationary bicycles, three times per week for four weeks, exposed to near infrared light, lost an average of eight cm’s or 444% more as compared to 20 women doing the same exercise without near infrared light sauna therapy, suggests research through Lawrence Wilson with DrLWilson.com.
For people who are looking for noticeable weight loss, clearer skin and increased energy, it is recommended to use a sauna (סאונה) twice a week, or up to twice a day if possible. It is wise to always begin with a maximum of one session daily for no more than half an hour. This will prepare your body systems to adapt to the heat. If you are debilitated, begin with once a week, and work up to daily use as you are able to do so.
Sweating is a response to heat in your body, and your metabolism responds by increasing to meet the demand, suggests the study “On the Influence of Muscular Exercise, Sweating, and Massage, on the Metabolism,” Pub Med Central. Your metabolism increases not only last while you sit in the sauna (סאונה), but even after, in an effort to cool the body and return it to normal.