Our skin is the largest organ of our body and is a natural detoxification system. One of the ways our body can purge toxins is through our pores, by sweating. Though our liver and kidneys are responsible for most of the detoxification that happens in the body, when the toxic load is too heavy to process our body will use sweat as a reliable back up. Materials like heavy metals and BPA have been detected in sweat, and when left in the body can build up in our fat tissues and bloodstream. Not only does sweat help rid our bodies of toxic waste, but sweating can also release endorphins, which are our feel good hormones in the body. It’s no wonder you feel so good after that heated yoga class! There are many benefits from breaking a sweat and people have been using sweat inducing therapies like saunas for thousands of years.
Of course sweating it out through regular exercise is recommended for a healthy body and mind, but saunas are a great addition to your sweat routine and are beneficial in many more ways than just making you perspire. What’s unique to infrared saunas is their ability to raise your core temperature starting from your innermost cells. This allows for a much deeper detox than you would experience from other mechanisms, like heaters or steam, that only heat the air around you.
“Sunlighten saunas are highly effective for detoxification because of our highly-efficient and patented Solocarbon far infrared heating technology – the only technology proven to raise core body temperature by two-to-three degrees. Rather than simply heating the ambient air to draw out toxins, our sauna detox will heat your core to expel them.” -sunlighten.com.
Sunlighten saunas use all three modes of infrared frequencies (near, mid, and far) and have customized programs that can be catered to your specific needs. This chart shows which wavelength can help support you and your body’s needs.
|Near Infrared Benefits||Mid Infrared Benefits||Far Infrared Benefits|
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As you can see from the chart, some additional benefits of an infrared sauna include:
To fully experience the immune-strengthening benefits of a sauna, it’s recommended to use it at least twice a week throughout the year.
Co-owner of Sunlighten, Connie Zack, shares her passion about full spectrum sauna technologies in this podcast interview.
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