White Diamond Medical
Clinic and SPA, PLLC
Specializing in Inner
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Skin Care*wellness*Weight loss*Primary Medical Care
How does an infrared sauna work?
Infrared light penetrates the skin and repairs and rejuvenates on a deep level. This dynamic heat treatment also relieves muscle pain by soothing nerve endings, increases circulation, and treats various chronic conditions.
A full-spectrum infrared sauna, as its name suggests, offers treatments at various levels, known as near, middle, and far. All waves are absorbed into the body like sunlight, whether the light is seen with the naked eye or not.
What are the benefits of using an infrared sauna?
Unlike the traditional sauna which relies on heating the body by radiating surfaces in the sauna room, infrared saunas use infrared heaters to emit infrared heat that is directly absorbed by the skin. It is this difference in heating methods that unleash the total healing properties which infrared saunas provide by heating the body directly and not just warming the air.
By heating the body directly, infrared saunas raise the core body temperature and create an environment that promotes a detoxifying sweat which allows the body to unlock many health benefits. Here are just a few:
LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE
When in an infrared sauna, your heart rate increases and pumps blood faster through your body. Much like aerobic activity that increases blood flow through the body, infrared saunas have been scientifically proven to lower blood pressure. In fact, studies have shown that two infrared sauna sessions a week can provide a similar reduction in blood pressure as two 30 minute weekly workout sessions.
The heat that is distributed through the body while in an infrared sauna produces an increase in blood flow that is quite similar to the increase that is seen during exercise. Blood flow can be stimulated to up to twice the speed experienced at rest, resulting in improved circulation with minimal exertion.
In much the same way as the infrared sauna helps you lower your blood pressure, it also has been scientifically proven to lower your weight. A typical session in an infrared sauna can torch as many as 600 calories. Doesn't seem possible to burn that many calories while you're relaxing? Science confirms it. As your body is working hard to cool itself, your heart rate elevates and your metabolism boosts. This causes your body to destroy calories and help you lose weight.
Infrared waves deeply penetrate and heal muscles, joints and soft tissue that regular massage just can't touch. Studies have shown that infrared saunas are effective in pain reduction for fibromyalgia, arthritis, and other chronic pain conditions. It is also hugely effective in speeding recovery time in injured individuals and athletes.
We're all looking for the fountain of youth, and you don't need to look any further than an infrared sauna. The infrared heat penetrates and rejuvenates both the epidermis and the dermis layers of the skin, allowing healing and increasing collagen growth. Because of the increase in collagen and the healing properties of the infrared waves, wrinkles are reduced, pores minimized, and result in an overall improved skin tone.
As blood circulation is increased, more nutrients and oxygen are being pumped to the cells in the body. The improved blood flow and oxygen enriched blood optimizes the body's ability to shed toxins and refresh nutrients, allowing the muscles to better recover from strain and injury.
In addition to internal injury sustained to the muscles, infrared saunas also speed and improve the healing of physical wounds. Science has proven that infrared saunas hasten and improve wound healing by promoting faster cell regeneration, as well as reduce the risk of infection in part due to the improved immune system.
Our body's immune system is based on a biochemical process, which is a fancy way of saying that the chemicals in our body have a direct impact on our immune system. One of the most efficient and healthy ways to detoxify our body and improve our overall health is through sweat. The infrared sauna allows the body a relaxing way to sweat out the toxins in the body.
Don't forget that stress has a major impact on your overall health and wellness. Stress and anxiety cause and worsen several medical conditions, mental conditions, and lowers the body's immune system, making it more susceptible to other disease. Relaxation is critical to maintaining a healthy and balanced life. Infrared saunas provide a gentle and soothing heat that is therapeutic and powerful. The relaxation goes beyond the sauna. Infrared saunas increase the amount and the quality of sleep.
How should I prepare to use an infrared sauna?
How much does a treatment cost?
One 30 Minute Session is $40.