Unlike traditional dry heat saunas that use harsh temperatures to warm the air around you, infrared saunas use a much milder temperature environment through infrared light, that heats your body directly without overly warming the air around you.
In an infrared sauna, the wavelength is thicker than the wavelength of visible light (dry heat), this means that heat waves from infrared rays deeply penetrate human tissue and therefore provide a deeper, more therapeutic, detoxifying sweat.
With infrared sauna therapy, you can lose weight, relax, promote cell health, relieve unwanted pain, increase your blood circulation, and purify your skin. The entire process produces a host of health benefits by helping the body get back into balance and helps you deeply relax.
Relaxation & Stress Reduction
One of the biggest benefits to an infrared sauna is relaxation and the chance to de-stress. People today live busy lives and we are under more daily stress than ever before. An infrared sauna session can help you unwind and it also decreases the production of cortisol, the main hormone for stress in the body. If you've had a rough day there's no better place to be than an infrared sauna, and it will help you sleep better too. The heat generated by the sauna will relax your muscles and relieve tension throughout your whole body.
Sweating is the body's natural process to heal and remove toxins from the body. Infrared light gently heats the body, increasing the core temperature, which creates a deeper reaction within your body's cells to assist the detoxification process. Infrared detoxifies heavy metals as well as environmental toxins 20% more than a traditional sauna.
Immune & Circulation Boosting
When using infrared, your core body temperature is increased. Bacteria and viruses can't survive under certain temperatures and this increased heating helps your body fight these off, giving your immune system that added boost. As the infrared sauna heat increases your core body temperature, your circulation will increase along with it. Consistent infrared sauna sessions, especially in the middle-infrared level, can stimulate blood flow, improve muscle recovery, and decrease pain and inflammation after exercise (like a yoga class!)
In addition to the obvious water weight that you lose during sweating, a number of studies have shown that you can burn up to 400-600 calories per sauna session. As your body attempts to cool itself down, it also increases your heart and metabolic rate making you burn more calories. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, regular use of an infrared sauna imparts a similar stress on the cardiovascular system as that of running, and regular use may be as effective a means of cardiovascular conditioning and burning of calories as regular exercise.
If you suffer from muscle aches or joint pain, you can relieve this form of inflammation by increasing circulation and relaxing your muscles, in one single session. Consistent weekly sessions could provide huge relief from chronic pain.
Infrared heat has been shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in your skin. Sweating improves blood circulation as well as skin elasticity, tone, texture and firmness - it also helps unblock pores and reduce blemishes. A weekly infrared sauna session will leave your skin glowing.
Regular sweating allows your body to detoxify chemicals, pollutants and dirt lodged within the dermal layer. Studies show that the average person is exposed to 700,000 toxins a day. Infrared increases the blood flow and brings toxins to the surface of the skin. Regular Infrared Sauna improves skin conditions such as cellulite, acne, psoriasis and dermatitis.
The benefits of using infrared saunas are extremely well known amongst individuals suffering from chronic illnesses. Infrared sauna use is effective for those suffering from Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis. If you are battling any of the above conditions, we recommend you consult your physician before using an infrared sauna.
Our mPower Sauna also includes chromotherapy light technology.
Chromotherapy is one of the most ancient healing therapies that has been used throughout history.
It helps harness the energy of light to boost the natural healing ability of the body and adjusts body vibrations to frequencies that promote health and harmony.
Chromotherapy utilizes colors based on their electrical and heating properties. For example, some colors actually cool and soothe the nerves (e.g. violet, indigo, etc.) while some can excite or heat the blood (e.g. red, orange, etc.). Through a full spectrum of visible light, each color addresses a distinct need.
In our Sauna, various lighting options are independently remote controlled. All sauna sessions include the the color of the day light therapy. For an add on charge of $5, you can add colored light therapy to your session that is tailored to your needs in the moment.