INFRARED SAUNAS VS. TRADITIONAL RADIANT HEAT SAUNAS

Infrared 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.

 

Traditional sauna

– 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.

Improved Circulation

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.

Relieves Stress

Studies have shown a reduction in CNS Sympathetic Tone with as little as a 30 minute session.

Detoxification

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

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