Infrared Sauna Detox
I have talked about some fo the health benefits of Infrared Sauna use in a previous article. In that article I mentioned detox as a major benefit and I also talked in some detail (and with absolute honesty) about weight loss. I also touched on how they can help with joint pain and disease.
Detox Properties of Infrared Saunas
Today I am going to take a much more in depth look at the detoxification properties of Infrared Sauna use.
I don’t know if you know this, but the skin is the largest secretion organ in your body. Maybe slightly strange calling the skin “an organ” but that is essentially what it is. It therefore follows that it is more likely to absorb toxins but conversely also offers an efficient route for the expulsion of toxins from the body as well.
How Infrared “Deep” Sweat Detoxes You
The main method of expulsion is sweat. So, why is an Infrared Sauna so efficient at detoxing via the skin?
Well, because the infrared rays reach deep into the body (about 3-4 inches into your tissue), they can actually get into the fat cells beneath the skin. This is where many of the toxins in your body are stored. Comapre this to a normal sauna which penetrates just a fraction of an inch. You can immediately begin to understand why Infrared is so much more effective at detoxing your body. The sweat produced in an Infrared Sauna comes from deeper within the body…bringing the toxins that lie that bit deeper within out with it.
How Much Toxin in Your Sweat?
Indeed, some reports suggest that sweat produced during an Infrared Sauna session can contain up to 17% toxins. This is because the heat penetrates into those toxin storing fat cells and sweats out the bad stuff. This is then sweated out through your skin. Doctors often call the skin the third kidney and regular Infrared Sauna sessions can help maximize your skins detox efficiency.
Indeed Infrared Sauna sweat has been shown to contain all sorts of “nasties” like…and wait for this…alcohol, nicotine, sulphuric acid (yes), cholesterol and even lead and mercury. Think how much better your body will function having removed these harmful toxins (that accrue from normal everyday living via pollution). Think also how much better you will feel for this alone.
Regular Infrared Saunas – Look Good, Feel Good
And, of course, with all of these toxins removed from your skin and the layers immediately below, you will look fabulous as well! This is because a secondary effect of the infrared rays and the sweating produced is that your skin pores get a really good clean and detox as well.
This means old makeup, dirt, conditioners and all sorts of lotions are totally removed leaving your skin fresh and vibrant. You’ll also benefit from far better circulation to your skin which will improve tone, elsaticity and of course texture. You will positively “glow”!
And there is one other thing that is important about detox and it’s something that many people miss completely. If your body contains less toxins…it is far easier to lose weight!
There is no doubt…you will look and feel amazing after an Infrared Sauna Detox session!
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