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Remarkable Health Benefits of Infrared Saunas

Health Benefits of Infrared Saunas

Remarkable is how many have described the health benefits they have received from using an Infrared Sauna.  In the cold and dark of a winter’s night in the far north, people first learned about the positive physical and mental benefits of taking a sauna. These sauna benefits helped to spread the practice around the world. Today, a modern infrared sauna makes taking advantage of those benefits easier than ever. Let’s take a closer look.


One of the primary benefits of a sauna is its ability to detoxify the body. The main way this is accomplished this is through the production of sweat. Sweating helps the body rid itself of toxins. The problem is that most people today live relatively sedentary lifestyles. This means they do not sweat often enough or long enough to get rid of toxins.

This problem becomes even worse in the cold temperatures of winter. The higher temperatures help to raise the body’s core temperature. As this temperature rises, the body produces sweat to help regulate heat. This sweat not only cools the body, but also purges it of heavy metals and chemicals.

Heavy Metal Detox

A quality Sauna with effective infrared heaters causes what is called resonance frequency.  The closer the heaters are to 9.4 microns, the better this resonance frequency, or vibration of the cells.  This vibration, similar to glass molecules vibrating form certain sound waves, shakes off the heavy metals and other toxins that are stuck to the cells, releasing them to be eliminated from the body.

The brand that produces the best resonance frequency is Clearlight saunas.  Another exceptional brand which also delivers high levels of detoxification is Healthmate Saunas.  This is part of the reasoning behind these two brands being so highly recommended and satisfying such a high percentage of their customers.

Stress Reduction

Another of the benefits is in the reduction of stress. We live in a stress filled world. Many of us have little or no opportunities to relax.  In the cabin of a sauna, you are in a warm, beautiful place that is closed off from the rest of the world. You close your eyes, lean back and feel the heat entering your body.

As it gently relaxes your muscles, you feel the cares of the day falling away.  It’s like a weight being lifted from your shoulders. As you relax, your body produces larger amounts of pleasure inducing chemicals called endorphins. This higher endorphin level helps you feel better and more alert and this feeling continues for some time after you leave the sauna. When you regularly use a sauna, these benefits multiply.


One more of the benefits of infrared saunas are their ability to help injured joints and muscles to heal. An infrared sauna radiates energy in the far infrared of the electromagnetic spectrum. These far infrared wavelengths are able to penetrate the human body to the depth of several inches. This penetration allows the healing heat to positively affect deep muscle tissue and joints. The heat allows for increased blood flow to these tissues which, in turn, promotes the body’s natural healing processes.


The body is relaxed by being put into a parasympathetic state.  Even after the session is over, the body remains for a period of time in this state of relaxation.  Over time, the body is trained to remain in the parasympathetic state, taking even longer to go back into a fight or flight sympathetic state.

Cardiovascular conditioning

As the body is heated up, blood is moved to the lungs and pushed towards the surface of the skin in the body’s attempt to cool itself.  Breathing is increased and more oxygen goes into the blood as the heart rate increases. This is what also happens during exercise.  This infrared therapy creates a mild cardiovascular conditioning, similar to light exercise.

This can be extremely beneficial to those suffering from any condition that will  not permit vigorous exercise.