Nature delivers infrared in sunlight. The sun emits a wide range of light, most of which is invisible. “Infrared” is the invisible light spectrum that our bodies (and plants) respond favorably to for warmth, energy production, and repair. Within the infrared spectrum there are three classes of infrared – far, mid, and near – which each do something beautifully unique to our bodies and nature.
Far infrared is great for detoxification and also heart health, immune function, and weight-loss. Mid infrared reduces pain and inflammation in soft tissue such as muscle, tendons, bones, and joints. Near infrared supports healthy aging as it increases collagen, recharges mitochondria, and regenerates cells.
Infrared Sauna & Healthy Aging
Stress advances the aging process mentally and physically. The word “stress” indicates strain on the body that stems not only from mental and emotional tension, but also the effects of modern living. Modern living exposes us to a sedentary lifestyle, a disconnect with nature, and the exposure to many toxins in our food, water, environment, etc.
Infrared sauna therapy promotes stress reduction in two distinct ways: first, it balances your body’s level of cortisol, your body’s primary stress hormone. Second, it relieves the body of accumulated toxicity by releasing toxins through sweating. The heat generated by the sauna will also deeply relax your muscles, relieving pent up pain and tension throughout the body.
On the surface, excess cortisol depletes collagen, advances the development of skin discolorations, and creates lines and wrinkles on the forehead. The skin will appear dull and dry because the skin loses its ability to retain moisture.
Excess toxicity on the other hand leads to inflammation and oxidative stress, which further exacerbates skin aging. Releasing toxicity, or detoxification, will create a healthier skin environment by improving cellular function and regeneration, reducing inflammation, improving the skin’s barrier and microbiome, and supporting the production of collagen and elastin.
Infrared sauna therapy is an effective and excellent method for overall stress reduction and anti-aging benefits. We can treat our skin and bodies holistically just by including a weekly, 30-minute session into our wellness lifestyle and routine.
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