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FAR Infrared Sauna Health Benefits

If there was a way to increase energy, lose weight, decrease stress, detoxify the body and purify the skin while elevating the immune system to fight off everything from the common cold, circulation, asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory conditions to serious life quality threatening illnesses, what would it be worth?

What the Experts Say

The Far Infrared sauna is the safest, most efficient and economical way of eliminating stored toxins…The Far Infrared sauna is far safer and more tolerable than a conventional sauna because it uses a heat energy that penetrates into tissues, triggering mobilization of chemicals from fat storage, directly into the sweat.
Sherry A. Rogers, M.D. Centre for Environmental Medicine

It has become well known that people who take regular saunas (2-3 per week) reduce their incidence of colds and influenza by over 65% (a study by the British Medical Association).While many people use saunas primarily for relaxation and stress reduction, the other health benefits are increasing the popularity of saunas.

What are the main health benefits?

  • Helps purify fat cells and controls weight helping with weight loss
  • Strengthens the cardiovascular system with deep Far Infrared penetration
  • Effective for treating sprains, muscle spasms and joint stiffness as well as general aches and pains
  • Improves and clears cellulite as well as improving skin tone and complexion
  • Helps scars and burns, acne, psoriasis and eczema
  • Relieves stress and fatigue and stimulates endorphins of the brain and ‘feel good’ hormones
  • Improves your immune system and kills organisms like bacteria and parasites
  • Increases overall health and resistance to disease

Frequently Asked Questions

This is my first time...

We recommend starting with 15mins if you are new to the sauna. Sauna includes use of shower. Please use the sauna before any treatments (though it can be used after as well). If having a treatment we will give you a robe and flip flops to use so you can go straight into your treatment room.

If not having a treatment you can still use our flip flops for £1 deposit. Locker use is also £1 deposit. If using both only one £1 is required. This is just to ensure we get these items back!

Towel charge is an extra £1, though of course you can bring your own.

Please sit on a towel in the sauna (small seat towels are provided free).

NB. Waxing not to be done before or after sauna use.

What should I wear?

We recommend that you wear swimwear or something comfortable like shorts and t-shirt, if you mind sweating in them.

See further information above in ‘This is my first time…’

Do I have to bring a towel?

It is preferable for you to bring your own towel, however you can hire a towel for a £1 fee. We recommend that you sit on a towel due to sweat and heat. Also if you want to have a shower before or after, a towel is needed. We also have flip flops for you to use for a £1 returnable deposit.

See further information above in ‘This is my first time…’

Is the Far Infrared Sauna good for weight loss and burning calories?

Toxic chemicals are stored in fat cells and the body will not let go of the fat unless the toxins are removed from the cells. The body very cleverly binds up these toxins in the fat to preserve other organs. Once the toxins are removed, the weight gain associated with high acidity/mal-absorption is also solved. As you relax in the gentle heat of the infrared sauna, your body is actually hard at work, producing sweat, pumping blood – and burning calories. In a single sauna session you may burn as many as 600 calories, similar to exercising for 30 minutes, due to the radiant heat stimulating the deep tissues and organs to release stored fat and accumulated toxins.

How do I burn calories and get a cardiovascular workout by sitting in a SaunaMed infrared sauna?

When our body heats up, the heart pumps blood faster around the body and to the extremities of the body. Muscles worked during exercise produce heat, and the body needs to compensate. The best defence the body has to overheating is sweating because sweat evaporates from the skin taking the heat with it. A moderately conditioned person can easily sweat off up to 1000gms or more in a single sauna session – the equivalent in sweat to run 10 -15kms. By sitting in a SaunaMed sauna your body will start to sweat  and dilate the capillaries and other parts of the cardiovascular system, offering many of the cardiovascular benefits of physical exercise. The heart rate also increases as more blood flow is diverted from the inner organs towards the extremities of the skin without heightening blood pressure. It’s a great means of exercise for those who cannot physically exert themselves. This also means using our sauna before exercise can act as a warm up before activity.

Is the Sauna really effective for pain relief?

Research has also shown infrared therapy to effectively manage all manner of muscular and skeletal aches and pains, and even improve posture. One of the main reasons for this is its ability to dilate the capillaries in areas associated with pains, allowing oxygen-rich blood to bathe the area and flush away metabolic waste that builds up and contributes to the pain, soreness and stiffness, which relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Health professionals have used infrared lamps for many years to treat muscle and joint problems.

How will using the Sauna benefit my skin?

Perspiration removes the deep impurities, toxins and dead skin cells. Increased circulation draws your skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface, meaning you will see a noticeable improvement in your skins texture, complexion, tone and elasticity. Studies concluded that Infrared Heat has been beneficial in the healing of acne, eczema, rashes, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts. In addition, open wounds heal more quickly, reducing scarring. Also, Infrared is the only heat that penetrates deep enough into the tissues of the body to melt away cellulite and fats.

How does the sauna help to reduce stress and fatigue?

High levels of stress put continuous strain in the autonomic nervous system and are one of the elusive causes of many chronic diseases. Heat therapy relaxes the muscles and relieves muscular aches and pains. The infrared rays also clear away build up of lactic acid and carbon dioxide around the muscles, by removing the toxins muscle and joint stiffness disappears. A sauna session also contributes to stress reduction by stimulating the endorphins of the brain, simply by providing a peaceful and relaxing environment away from it all.

Will the sauna help me to sleep a night?

A sauna session contributes to stress reduction by stimulating the endorphins of the brain, simply by providing a peaceful and relaxing environment away from it all. Any form of relaxation and meditation can help you to sleep at night.

How does it boost my immune system?

Deep radiant infrared heat results in a rising of your body’s temperature, identical to the body’s defence mechanism against bacteria, microbes, and infection. The beneficial side effect of this induced temperature increase is immune system improvement resulting from increased production of white blood cells (leukocytes) by your bone marrow and killer T-cells by your thymus. When toxins are present in our body, blood circulation is blocked and cellular energy is impaired making it difficult for the body to fight disease. Combined with the elimination of toxins and wastes from your body, your overall health and resistance to disease is noticeably improved so you feel and look better.

SaunaMed FAR Infrared vs Traditional Saunas

SaunaMed FAR Infrared

Traditional & Steam

Finest Grade Non-allergenic / Non-toxic Canadian Hemlock or hand selected finest grade A Canadian red cedar.

Spruce, Pine, Hemlock, Aspen, Alder and Abachi, which is cool to the touch in hot environments are most commonly used.

100% Pure Far Infrared ceramic heaters

Electric stove or  wood-burning element

Long wave ‘safe’ FIR wave

Hot air, harder to breathe, but some people prefer this intense heat environment

18 – 65 °C

More than 38 °C

80% water & 20% toxins

97% water & 3% toxins

5 min

30-40 min

YES – Adjustable air vent and oxygen ioniser system fitted as standard

Availiable however this must be closed during use to create humid environment

Very high, heat safe and can be controlled to a single degree, timer function and Auto shut off also included.

Hot coals, unsuitable for children, the elderly and injured, possible fire hazard.

Used by physicians

Not used by physicians

Pricing

NB. Prices are per person as more time is given afterwards for more people to shower/change etc.

Sauna (without a treatment)

  • £10 (15 mins)
  • £15 (30 mins)
  • £20 (45 mins)

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Sauna (with Treatments over 30 mins) 

  • £5 plus Treatment price (15 mins)
  • £10 plus Treatment price (30 mins)
  • £15 plus Treatment price (45 mins)
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