It is important to do research, especially when it comes to our health and well-being. There are 2 main aspects to a far infrared sauna:
Far Infrared: The profound positive effects of far infrared are being better understood every day. To get the effects, you don’t need much heat… only the tuned infrared rays traveling into your body and performing their magic. Just the act of holding a tourmaline or germanium stone and slightly heating it up with your hands, will release Far Infrared.
Sauna: A sauna is meant to super-heat your body. There are 2 main types of saunas… Finnish (wet) Sauna, and FIR (far infrared/dry). They both offer amazing health benefits. The key difference is that while a wet sauna heats your skin and slowly heats the rest of your body, a dry sauna heats your whole body at the same time. This is because the far infrared wavelength is tuned to penetrate deeply into the human body. This spectrum of invisible far infrared light is known to be perfectly safe, without restriction.
Each aspect of a dry sauna (far infrared, and body heat) produces positive results. Combined, the known benefits seem endless. Putting the science aside, we are consistently receiving feedback from people using 1Love Saunas, expressing how their lives have actually been changed.
Studies show dramaticincreases in lifespan due to the cumulative positive effects of Sauna. Frequent visits to a sauna were also associated with lower death rates from cardiovascular disease and stroke.
When body temperature rises in a sauna, blood vessels dilate and blood flow increases. Improve blood circulation, blood oxygenation, cell activation, and dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease and sudden cardiac events. Increased blood circulation enhances nutrient and oxygen delivery to tissues and organs, and promotes their optimal function and regeneration. Saunas lower blood pressure while simultaneously raising heart rate; these effects mimic cardiovascular exercise. Research has found that sauna use significantly reduces the risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease!
Inflammation is the cause of many chronic illnesses. Saunas reduce inflammation, and studies show they may be helpful for the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and autoimmune diseases. Increased circulation brings more nutrient-filled oxygenated blood to inflammation areas, and speeds up the healing and recovery process.
Saunas increase the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a compound that promotes the growth of new brain cells and improves brain function and memory. In addition, regular sauna use significantly reduces the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and can treat depression (similar to the way exercise does).
Hyperthermia (body heat) increases the immune response within the body. As core body temperature rises there is corresponding stimulation of the immune system and the self-healing processes. Raising body temperature helps kill harmful bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites that have infected the body, all while boosting immunity.
Sweating is a highly effective means of eliminating chemicals, heavy metals, and other toxins from the body. Research indicates that sauna use promotes elimination of a variety of environmental toxins, including hormone-disrupting BPA, pesticides, and heavy metals. Far Infrared goes much deeper than tradition saunas to remove toxins from the body.
Radiant heat expands peripheral blood vessels. This action brings relief to muscles and soft tissue injuries, and can help relieve nerve pain. In addition, increased blood circulation delivers oxygen-rich blood to injured muscles which helps to speed up the body's natural recovery process. Saunas also cause the body to release endorphins, which act as natural painkillers. Sauna use is associated with significant benefits for people with rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and headaches.
The soothing warmth of far infrared saunas will relax and loosen your tight, sore muscles. Radiant heat therapy also relieves the stiffness, aches and soreness associated with aging. The chronic stresses of modern-day life cause many people to become stuck in “sympathetic mode,” an agitated nervous system state that is often referred to as the “fight-or-flight” response. Living in a state of chronic stress impairs the body’s ability to heal and eliminate toxins. Using an infrared sauna helps us transition from sympathetic mode into parasympathetic mode, a stress-free state in which the body can relax, detoxify, and heal.
Increased circulation encourages a healthy flow of nutrients to your skin, which also helps to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and burns. A deep sweat removes embedded impurities and dead skin cells, cleans pores, and leaves glowing, radiant skin. Saunas encourage the healing of lesions and minor cuts, and will help you keep your skin healthy, smooth, and hydrated.
Studies show that sauna use is equivalent to moderate exercise (jogging for 30 minutes). Through deep penetration of fat cells, far infrared heat therapy may help clear away cellulite.
Improves Lymph Circulation, Treats Allergies. Aids in Digestion and Relieves Constipation. Kills and removes unhealthy cells, including Cancer cells. Dramatic increase in antibiotic delivery and effectiveness when used to treat Lyme disease.
We have complied a handful of studies, but there are hundreds more available. Please do you own research and then let us help you find the right sauna for YOU.