Middle age is not fun! So many parts of my body just seem to be working less with each passing year. And my doctor just shrugs his shoulders for anything that isn’t catastrophic or very obviously wrong.
So, I always keep my eyes and ears open for possible solutions, and sometimes they are unconventional. I don’t care as long as they appear to be safe and are easing or even eliminating a problem!
I started to study saunas to help with detoxification and jump starting my sluggish metabolism. What I learned relating to the benefits of an infrared sauna as compared with a traditional one (and steam bath) was fascinating.
It’s true. all saunas and steam baths have therapeutic benefits. They’re good for:
- improving blood circulation
- cleaning and rejuvenating the skin
- easing muscle tension
- promoting feelings of relaxation and well-being
- enhancing detoxification processes
It’s important to keep in mind, however, steam rooms, hot-air saunas and hot tubs heat your body from the outside.
Infrared saunas emit far infrared rays which heat your body from the inside.
And this deep penetration allows cells to eliminate better. Some studies go so far as to say that infrared can be 6 or 7 times more effective at detoxification than standard saunas. That is significant!
Also, infrared saunas can burn 600 calories in a 30 minute session. Can you believe that? This apparently happens as the body is cooling itself. There is an increase in blood flow from a typical rate of 5 to 7 quarts a minute to up to 13 quarts per minute. The increase in body temperature and blood flow gives you very real, passive, cardiovascular workout benefits!
So, how has this helped me? In a matter of days I started to look different. My face stopped looking puffy. Five pounds of weight that I could not loose in 3 years came off quickly. Inside of one month! I changed nothing else in my routine during this time. Three one hour infrared sauna sessions a week is all I had. Some would say I became dehydrated. I disagree. The weight came off and stayed off for an entire season. If I became dehydrated, the weight would have come back on right away. My metabolism increased in speed. I’m convinced I gained no holiday weight because of this!
Additionally, aches and pains that I had been waking up with for quite some time had diminished drastically. And, eczema on my legs lessened significantly. It became barely detectable.
You may be able to find a spa in your area to try an infrared sauna out for yourself. That’s how I was able to experience this amazing technology. I paid by the week for 3 one hour sessions. Some day soon, I hope to have one of these of my own at home!
Once you get to the point of wanting to buy one for yourself, I recommend these folks:
They seem to have a great product.