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Research on Infrared Saunas


Dr Axe says: "Research shows heart-healthy, pain-reducing, life-extending benefits" with regular use of Infared Sauna treatments.

Some studies have shown benefits of infrared sauna therapy for people with:

  • cardiovascular disease

  • diabetes

  • high blood pressure

  • congestive heart failure

  • rheumatoid arthritis

  • chronic fatigue

  • poor digestion

  • depression and anger

  • chronic muscle and joint pains

Infrared Saunas lower inflammation, acts similarly to antioxidants; activates the cells, helps with wound healing, boosts the metabolism and helps remove toxins from the body.

According to a 2012 report published by doctors at Wellman Center for Photomedicine in Boston, technological advancements have resulted in infrared sauna devices that deliver far-infrared light wave radiation (FIR) directly to the human body without any bands needed. These are considered safe, effective and widely applicable for healing many inflammatory disorders.

The therapeutic effects of infrared saunas comes down to the electromagnetic radiation spectrum: Infrared radiation (IR) band covers the wavelength range of 750 nanometers to 100 micrometers, frequency range of 400 terahertz to three terahertz, and photon energy range of 12.4 milli-electron volts to 1.7 electron volts. What exactly does this mean? In the simplest terms, this results in infrared saunas causing heat and natural, positive radiation effects in the human body once it’s detected by the body’s thermoreceptors located in the skin. (1)


FIR light waves are capable of altering cells, cell membranes, DNA/proteins and cell fluids, including and especially water molecules. At the cellular level, altered cell membranes and mitochondrial activity take place, which positively impact the metabolism. FIR photons are absorbed by the bonds in the body’s molecules, and the way that water functions within our cells is altered. FIR also has a “meso-structure” effect, where proteins within bodily tissues change in a way that’s important for overall biological activity.

Infrared light treatment usually works within just 15–30 minutes and can be done within your home if you’re willing to purchase your own light-omitting sauna device. Infrared lamps are capable of causing dramatic changes in body chemistry in some instances, helping restore balance in some people who suffer from chronic problems related to pains, inflammation, low energy and poor circulation.

*For a full body spa day add Light therapy for a facial skin treatment, while your body detoxes, releases pain & revs up metabolism all while you snooze!

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