Here's how Far Infra-Red Works:
Far infra-red heat is a completely safe form of naturally occurring energy that travels 2 to 3 inches deep into your body and warms up your body.
By creating an "Artificial Fever," far infra-red heat has a positive effect on your immune system. Often misunderstood, fever is a natural healing response of your body. Your body naturally boosts the function of your immune system during a fever, detoxifying and slowing down virus and bacterial growth. This helps ward off invading organisms.
Far infra-red sauna therapy allows increased blood circulation to carry great amounts of nutrients to the skin, thus promoting healthy tone and texture - creating a kind of anti-aging effect. It also provides a mild cleansing of the skin.
Far infra-red Saunas detoxify the body and get rid of fat
One liter of sweat in an ordinary sauna contains approximately 3% toxins, in an far infra-red sauna this is 20%! Analysis of sweat in an far infra-red sauna:
- 80 to 85% water * Fat * Cholesterol * Acids * Natrium * Ammoniac
- Heavy metals: Lead * Cadmium * Nickel * Copper * Sodium
Many toxins are flushed out when in a far infra-red sauna. Human body fat starts to liquefy at 110 degrees Fahrenheit. When fat leaves your body through transpiration, it takes heavy metals along on the way out which is the deepest level of detoxifcation druing your juice fasting program. The deep penetration of far infra-red energy in your skin makes this happen. This does not occur in a traditional sauna, only in an far infra-red sauna.
Increased blood circulation stimulates the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins and waste. Daily sweating can help detoxify your body as it rids itself of an accumulation of potentially carcinogenic heavy metals (lead, mercury, zinc, nickel, cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid and cholesterol.
Losing weight in an far infra-red sauna occurs because you burn calories when you sweat.
You can easily produce up to half a liter of transpiration during an average 30 minute infrared session. This is the equivalent of 300 Kcal, and all you have to do is sit and relax.
Your weight has nowhere to go but down and that's exactly what it will do.
Number of calories a 150 pound person normally burns up in 30 minutes of exercise:
- Marathon running - 593
- Vigorous Racquet Ball - 510
- Swimming (crawl stroke) - 300
- Jogging - 300
- Tennis (fast game) - 265
- Cycling (10 mph) - 225
- Golfing (without a cart) - 150
- Walking (3.5 mph) - 150
In comparison, anyone using a sauna could easily burn 600 to 800 Kcal because the far infra-red heat penetrates deeper into your body than the heat in an ordinary sauna. Because human fat starts to liquefy at 110 degrees F, subcutaneous fat can be released along with your sweat. Your pores are cleansed, your skin will become healthier and you get rid of all kinds of toxins that are accumulating in your body fat.
3 Keys to successful detoxification using the far infra-red sauna:
Hydrate; Drink at least 2-3, 8 oz glasses of Alkaline Kangen water for every 15 minute session.
Monitor your time; each session should last no more than 30 min.
Use hot/cold stimulation to intensify the effects; Jump in the pool after a session in the sauna, then take another sauna, jump in the pool and so on... This sequence is very stimulating to the body.