Far Infrared Sauna has multiple benefits:
Medical doctors and health practitioners worldwide recognize the Far Infrared Sauna as perhaps the most effective method of removing both chemical and heavy metal toxins from the body.
The Thermal Life Far Infrared Sauna removes heavy metal toxins (including mercury), and fat-stored (lipophilic) toxins, plus metals trapped in connective tissue and the brain. It also increases the eliminative, detoxifying, and cleansing capacity of the skin by stimulating the sweat glands. When the liver, kidneys, and lungs have been damaged by chronic exposure to environmental toxins, the body’s ability to eliminate toxins becomes impaired. The Thermal Life sauna assists the body in eliminating the toxins and promotes the restoration of those organs back to proper function so that they can address future toxins.
ENHANCED IMMUNE SYSTEM HEALTH
Each far infrared sauna session causes a brief, beneficial increase in body temperature, which improves immune system health by boosting production of infection-fighting white blood cells (leukocytes) by your bone marrow and killer T-cells by your thymus.
IMPROVED CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
Medical research shows that regular use of a far infrared sauna may be as effective for cardiovascular conditioning as exercise. As the body heats up, it cools itself by sending blood from the internal organs to the extremities and the skin, thus increasing heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate. In the 1980s, NASA concluded that far infrared stimulation is the ideal way for astronauts to maintain cardiovascular conditioning during long space flights.
Did You Know?
- Columbia University School of Public Health reports that 95% of cancer is caused by diet and environmental toxicity.
- EPA studies of human fat biopsies found styrene residue in 100% of people.
- According to the EPA, our bodies accumulate 210mcg of just plasticizers (phthalates) everyday.
- Studies show that most of us have between 400 and 800 chemical residues stored in the fat cells of our bodies.
- A USA Today article indicates that the average city water contains more than 500 chemicals.
“Air pollution and water pollution are only a small part of the toxicity story. There are thousands of harmful environmental toxins, some of which we’re aware of — such as pesticides, chemicals, household cleansers, fertilizers — and others, which seem perfectly innocent, such as those ubiquitous plastic water bottles, styrene cups, dental fillings, and plastic wrap. These are just a few small examples of the alarming amount of harmful toxins our bodies are absorbing every day.”
– Dr. Sherry Rogers, author of the best selling book Detoxify or Die
The Thermal Life Experience
Soothing, Soft Heat
Far infrared heat feels gentler than other heat sources (see the heater section of Designed for Detox for more information). Even as it soothes, it is stimulating blood to flow to the extremities enhancing circulation. Far infrared rays stimulate the production of endorphins, the “happy hormones”, and have been prescribed for pain for a long time. Bio-Resonance™ heating technology ensures an enjoyable, detoxifying experience.
•Weight & cellulite control
Comfortable Fresh Air
We found that the best ventilation could be improved with a fan, because inside your home there hardly is any movement of air, and there is no reason not to have the freshest air inside a far infrared sauna.
It’s easy to build a sauna with enough ventilation, but inside your home there is not enough movement of air to really bring fresh air into the sauna.
You see, an interesting property of far infrared saunas is that the heat is experienced directly as it is radiated from the heaters and absorbed by your body. This is in contrast to a traditional sauna where there is a source of heat that heats the air inside the cabin, which then conducts the heat to the surface of your skin. This means it is possible to bring in fresh, comfortable air without also pumping out all of the heat. A similar experience would be when you are outside breathing fresh air on a cool day while feeling the far infrared from the sun warming your face.
All this means no potentially claustrophobia-inducing stuffy air, not to mention the highest level of oxygen potentially available to your lungs as your mind relaxes and your body cleanses itself of toxins.
The Additional Comfort of Wide-spectrum Lighting
Thermal Life saunas come equipped with a reading light that is bluer than a typical, standard incandescent light. Seasonal Affective Disorder, the depression some people experience in wintertime from being inside is thought to result from exposure to yellow incandescent light that lacks enough of the blue light present in sunlight. Even if this is not you, we think wide-spectrum lighting makes for a more comfortable and enjoyable sauna experience, whether you are reading, meditating, or enjoying the company of someone else.