What is an Infrared Sauna?
Infrared saunas use an electromagnetic wave called infrared to heat the human body and provide benefits like pain reduction and weight loss. Unlike a regular sauna where the air is heated, the heat from the infrared sauna goes directly to the body. This increases the body’s core temperature, providing a deeper results. Benefits of this kind of sauna use include body detoxification through sweat, improved circulation due to dilated blood vessels and relaxation.
Infrared saunas make use of the far infrared rays to warm the body on a deeper level. Since the air is usually not heated by the rays as typical in traditional saunas, the heating chamber is generally very breathable and is not nearly as musky as traditional saunas.
About the ClearLight Sanctuary®
With contemporary design and groundbreaking innovation, the Clearlight Sanctuary® Sauna is unlike any other. These saunas are the only true Full Spectrum infrared saunas available offering advanced near, mid and far infrared technologies. The robust True Wave Full Spectrum heating system provides all wavelengths 100% of the time to optimize your sauna session.
What Are the Benefits of Using an Infrared Sauna?
Come feel the heat in our state-of-the-art infrared sauna. NOLA Chill offers a sauna experience like never before with the Clearlight Sanctuary® infrared sauna. This type of sauna allows for the deepest penetration and peak performance for the best results.
Detoxification through Infrared Sauna
One of the most important benefits of infrared is the removal of harmful waste from the human body. The body detoxifies itself regularly through sweating. Sweating is surprisingly beneficial to the human body. It is one of the few ways in which the body gets rid of toxic waste from the bloodstream. Therefore, the more you sweat, the more you get rid of toxic wastes and prevent buildup. An infrared sauna, like an intense workout session, takes the detoxification process up a notch and makes the body flush out harmful toxins faster by sweating profusely for an extended period of time.
Increase Metabolism and Weight Loss
When our bodies get hot, they immediately try to find a way to cool off. This process results in a higher metabolism and you burn more calories. By sweating it out in an infrared chamber, you activate your blood circulation system to become more active and circulate more efficiently, thereby improving blood flow and pressure.
Heat therapy is often used to relieve things like sore muscles and joint pain and stiffness. The results are comparable to using a heating bad for a bad back or athletic injury.
Stress and Anxiety Relief
Infrared chambers tend to have calming and relaxing effects on users. As such, it can be helpful in providing relief from depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders.
Are Infrared Saunas Better Than Traditional Saunas?
Aside from the heat, infrared and traditional saunas have little in common. Unlike traditional saunas, the chambers are much more comfortable to breathe in. An infrared sauna does not warm the air like traditional saunas. Rather than use steam or the traditional “box of hot rocks” heating elements, the sauna heaters use the infrared spectrums listed above to promote relaxation and other health benefits. In an infrared sauna, the air temperature is less important than the quality of the infrared heat.
Are Infrared Saunas Safe?
Yes! Infrared saunas have no known side effects besides increased sweating during use, which is actually one of the main benefits. Infrared light mimics the heating effect of the sun without the harmful UV rays that cause skin cancer, making them a much safer option.
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