Detox for a Healthier You
- Posted on: May 4 2011
Sweating and Detoxification…the Far-Infrared Style!
Saunas have been known throughout history to aid individuals in relaxation and promote wellness. Sweating is one of the methods that allow us to remove toxic substances from our body. We start off each morning exposing ourselves to dangerous chemicals by applying cosmetics and toiletries to our skin. We finish the day with a delicious dinner we serve with the lingering pesticides on the salad and a fish contaminated with mercury. Our body’s detoxification process must deal with these toxins, however many of these chemicals become lodged into our bodies fat cells and intercellular fluid. As our bodies accumulate toxins we start to experience symptoms such as fatigue, slow metabolism, cognitive decline, etc.
Not all saunas are equal which is why we only utilize the Far-Infrared Sauna from Heavenly Heat at my wellness spa. Most saunas are built with many toxic chemicals, glue adhesives, toxic wood structures and paneling. When a toxic sauna heats up it will start off-gassing causing the individual using the sauna to consume more toxins. The Heavenly Heat sauna is made of non-toxic wood and no wood glues; therefore it is safe for chemically sensitive patients.
When considering sauna therapy it is important to follow a sauna protocol under medical supervision. We recommend building up time in the sauna slowly. Another important factor is the level of heat. Most people turn the heat up at much as possible. Hotter isn’t always better for detoxifying purposes. It is more effective to detox your body by sweating at a lower temperature over a longer period of time. It is important to replace vitamins and minerals that are lost due to sweating directly following a treatment. Sauna therapy releases numerous toxins, so remember to shower immediately following a treatment to inhibit reabsorption of toxins.
Far-Infrared Sauna Therapy is Beneficial for:
- Weight Loss
- Arthritis Pain
- High Blood Pressure
- Disease Prevention
- Chronic Fatigue
We encourage all of our patients to be medically supervised while undergoing any type of detox therapy, including sauna. We offer sauna therapies as individual treatments or as a package. It is highly recommended for our patients that are on a medical cleanse and is also a great therapy to add to a weight loss plan to help with the excretion of toxins from fat. Sauna therapy is great for the immune system and to incorporate into a preventive lifestyle.