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iCRYO Infrared Sauna: Everything You Need To Know
Infrared heat is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum, which allows people to harness the benefits of the sun, without being exposed to harmful ultraviolet rays. Infrared light also comes in several forms, Near, Mid, and Far Infrared. Each form offers unique wellness perks that together provide a holistic approach to better mind and body. Also, infrared therapy is safe and effective, without adverse side effects. As a matter of fact, infrared light is safe and is used even for infants in the neonatal intensive care.
What is Infrared Therapy?
Infrared therapy refers to the use of infrared light to treat pain and inflammation. This type of light is safe and not as energetic as ultraviolet light, which can damage the skin.
During infrared therapy, the light is delivered at the specific location of the pain. This promotes cell repair on the area affected, so not only the pain goes away, but the cause too.
But what exactly is infrared, and why is it so good at what it does?
Infrared is a low-energy form of electromagnetic radiation, allowing it to penetrate through the skin’s deep layers without damaging it. This makes it safe, non-invasive, non-radioactive, and painless. Infrared therapy is an innovative method with proven efficacy.
It is a natural method to help relieve conditions such as muscle pain, injury, and arthritis, just to name a few.
Infrared therapy has many functions in the human body, and this is why it makes sense for it to be used in our saunas. These roles include:
So, What Is An Infrared Sauna?
You have probably enjoyed the benefits of a regular sauna. Twenty minutes of sweat to help relieve sore muscles and provide a general state of well-being.
Ah, the feeling of relaxation, along with the pleasant sensation that your blood is circulating and bringing about many health benefits.
But some people do not enjoy the high temperature of a sauna or they just can’t handle it. This is where the infrared sauna comes in.
Unlike regular saunas, an infrared sauna does not use heated air, but instead, it contains infrared lamps that warm up your body. These lamps effectively deliver the infrared radiation for long enough without warming the air surrounding you.
Infrared effectively enters through human tissue under a temperature between 120°F and 140°F. Regular saunas usually operate between 150°F and 180°F. Essentially, your body will experience a more intense sweat (infrared heat is more readily absorbed than the heat from warm air) but at a lower temperature.
Technically, anyone can use an infrared sauna and for a longer time. This guarantees your body to increase its core temperature by about three degrees.
Are you ready to get that heart pumping and blood flowing while you improve your health and reduce pain and inflammation?
What Goes on in Your Body When you are in an Infrared Sauna?
The reaction of your body to infrared therapy is the same as when you do moderate exercise. When in an infrared sauna, the body’s response to it is the same as with a regular sauna. This includes: intensive sweating, blood vessel dilation, and heart rate increase. All of these responses will bring about many health benefits. However, some agree that with infrared, the heat in your body is experienced more intensely, but without the sometimes suffocating effects of heated air.
The waves produced by the infrared lamps in a sauna go deep through your skin and heal deep tissue.
When exposed, your body experiences radiant heat, which goes down to 1 ½ inch inside your skin. The wavelength of infrared is believed to impact the chemical bonds between molecules in the cell. Inside an infrared sauna, this provides many therapeutic effects.
Benefits of Infrared Sauna Therapy Include:
Infrared therapy stimulates the circulatory system, causing the heart to beat more vigorously and blood vessels to dilate, which help cleanse the circulatory system and more fully oxygenate the body’s cells. Better blood circulation means more toxins flow from the cellular level to the skin’s surface to improve cell health, aid in muscle recovery and strengthen the immune system.
What Is The Difference Between Near and Far Infrared?
Tips to Get You Started
Now that you have decided to take an infrared sauna, here are some tips to help guide you through the process.
Other Things to Know Before Coming in
We can’t wait to see you here and enjoy the benefits of this amazing service. Come in and indulge yourself with a nice and comforting experience.
A few things that you may find useful to know as you come:
- If you are feeling feverish or not too well, it is better to postpone the session until you feel better.
- Do not drink alcohol prior to a session.
- The intense sweat may cause you to feel lightheaded. If this happens, slowly get up and exit the sauna. Drink water right away, try to relax, and wait for your body to cool down before getting up again.
Our Infrared Sauna Locations
The vast majority of iCRYO locations around the USA have infrared sauna facilities to boost your health. To find out if there is one in your area, click the button below: