INFRARED SAUNAS VS. TRADITIONAL RADIANT HEAT SAUNAS
– cause heat to be directly absorbed into the tissues, resulting in a faster and deeper heat transfer. This raises the body’s core temperature and induces a powerful sweating response.
– the air surrounding you remains much cooler. This makes it easier to breath in the sauna, as you are not inhaling ‘Hot Air’.
– the cost for infrared saunas is typically much cheaper than traditional saunas.
– The draw back to these types of saunas, is that you can not perform contrast baths (i.e. hot and cold) properly, as it take time for the heat to penetrate the body and heat it up.
– heats the body via the air.
– Cost significantly more than its counterpart
– is somewhat easier to perform contrast baths with the traditional saunas.
We have used both, and have a slight preference to the traditional sauna, but both are good.
SOME OF THE BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITH USING A SAUNA
Faster Healing of Sports Injuries
increased blood flow Injured area brings more oxygen, and removing the toxins from inflamed cells faster
Generates Softer, Healthier Skin
Increases blood circulation to the skin allows for more effectively elimination of toxins and simultaneously carry nutrients to the skin, thus leaving the skin nourished, soft and supple.
Increased Heart Rate
Generally speaking, a 30 minute sauna session can burn the same calories as a 2-3 mile run.
infrared heat rays penetrate deep into the tissues causing vasol-dilatation (i.e. opening of the blood vessels), which in turn, increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to tissues, muscles.
Studies have shown a reduction in CNS Sympathetic Tone with as little as a 30 minute session.
Sweating is one way to aid in the elimination of these toxins (i.e. heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides and medicines). Toxins can collect in our bodies and contribute to serious disease and sickness if not eliminated.
Eases Joint, Muscle and Soft Tissue Pain and Stiffness
Far Infrared rays penetrate deep into the joints, muscles and tissues to provide relief from arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibro myalgia.
Induces Weight Loss
Due to the Thermic Effect of a sauna, it can potentially raise metabolism, as noted earlier, and thus contribute fat loss indirectly. Although, one should not confuse water loss, via sweating, with fat loss.
Lowers Blood Pressure
As a consequence of dilating blood vessels and capillaries, saunas can indirectly lower blood pressure.
Stronger Immune System
Saunas can increases the production of white blood cells, thereby stimulating the body’s natural immune response via increased T blood cells production. Therefore regular use of a Sauna (e.g. up to 3-4 times a week for 30 minutes) can lower the frequency, duration and severity of the common cold.
Improved Flexibility, Muscle Suppleness & Range of Motion
By heating up the body, muscles, ligaments and tendons, can relax. This relaxation of these tissues can allow for further increases in Range of Motion around specific joints. 786
For Infrared Saunas Checkout: wwww.boda.ca For Traditional Saunas Checkout: www.newlifesauna.ca