The Wellness Institute is one of two local facilities that has an infrared therapy available for sessions. In addition to revitalizing your cells, sauna treatments pull toxins out of your body via sweating. Toxins are often stored in excess fat cells underneath the skin. Not surprisingly, one of the functions of this excess fat is to keep toxins which are not eliminated fast enough through natural means away from your body’s vital organs. As sweating releases these toxins, the excess fat which was kept in your body no longer has a reason for sticking around, and your body flushes it out.
Infrared sauna therapy is not limited to just detoxification. Near Infrared has been shown to strengthen the immune system by stimulating white blood cell production, promoting cell regeneration, and reducing cell death.
It’s also been shown to significantly improve skin health and appearance, and help wounds heal faster. Studies have shown significant improvements in skin appearance after just 12 weeks of near infrared treatments. Participants experienced a reduction in wrinkles and crow’s feet, as well as improved overall skin tone, including softness, smoothness, elasticity, clarity and firmness.
The relaxation program uses NIR, MIR and FIR wavelengths to relieve muscle tension, induce relaxation and reduce overall stress, while the cardiovascular program uses all three to increase heart rate and circulation to promote healthy blood pressure.
- Near infrared improves cell health – The short wavelength, near infrared (NIR), penetrates the skin’s surface more effectively than the other two. That's why it's highly effective at stimulating collagen production to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and improving overall skin tone, elasticity and clarity. That’s why the mPulse uses LED lights to transmit NIR. At this wavelength, LEDs can trigger a natural biochemical reaction in the cells that stimulate growth and repair.
- Mid infrared reduces inflammation – Inflammation can be the root of so many symptoms. Mid infrared (MIR) is a longer wavelength that can penetrate deeper into the body’s soft tissue where inflammation occurs. MIR helps expand blood vessels and increases circulation, allowing more oxygen to reach injured areas of the body. This reduces pain and speeds the healing process.
- Far infrared detoxifies the body – The longest wavelength, far infrared (FIR), reaches deepest into the body, where toxins are stored. By raising your core body temperature, FIR stimulates the sweat glands, resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat that leaves you feeling revitalized. An added perk is that as part of the body’s thermo-regulatory process, sweating increases heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, which means you’re also burning calories!