Health benefits of deep tissue infrared therapy

Infrared saunas can relieve muscle, joint, back pain and stiffness

Heat has long been known to cure a vast array of musculoskeletal ailments. The ability of Infrared heat to penetrate up to 50mm into our bodies means it can get right into joints and provide pain-relieving benefits. Additionally increased blood circulation removes metabolic waste and delivers oxygen-rich blood to muscles, helping them recover faster.

Weight loss and increased metabolism, burn up to 600 calories in 30 minutes
Tests have shown that for each gram or millilitre of sweat a body produces, it burns 0.586 of a calorie. This means that if you sweat 1 litre or 1 kg of sweat, you will burn 586 calories, the same as a brisk 1 hours walk.
It is possible to produce 1 litre of sweat during a Vortex Infrared sauna session. What better, or more relaxing way to burn calories?

Improves circulation which strengthens the cardiovascular system

As the body is heated, the heart rate increases and capillaries under the skin dilate to dissipate the excess heat. This natural reaction gives a great low-intensity workout for your circulatory and cardiovascular system.

Studies have shown that use of an Infrared sauna has actually lowered blood pressure in some people.

Promotes beautiful, youthful skin and improves the appearance of cellulite

The body’s natural way to clear pores and clean the skin is to sweat. Sweat literally cleans and clears the skin from within. Beauty therapists often use a steam machine to help clear pores but for most, it is impractical to visit a beauty therapist on a daily basis. Achieve the same effects and more through daily use of your Vortex Infrared sauna.

Since Infrared radiant heat warms deeper than conventional saunas, it is significantly more effective at reducing cellulite. There is a direct link between the slowing of metabolic rates and the storage of toxins in fat cells. Sauna use and far infrared heat can increase heart rate and localised blood circulation, which essentially reverses the accumulation of liquids in the fat cells which reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Detoxification and naturally remove toxins

By tuning the wavelength of heat to that of our body, not only does the heat penetrate further, but it also has an enhanced detoxifying effect. Daily sessions in the Infrared sauna increase blood circulation and stimulate sweat glands, this naturally releases the built-up toxins within the body.

Most toxins that are stored by our bodies are stored in the fatty layer under the skin. This effectively protects the body as these toxins are not in circulation.

Many detoxifying treatments serve to take these toxins out of this fatty layer and process them out of the body via the liver and kidneys. This reintroduces these toxins back into our circulation before they can be removed. Saunas using FAR infrared technology instead tend to draw the toxins out through the skin within sweat, thereby protecting the body from further exposure to these toxins.

The positive effects of heat and how it boosts your immune system

Deep heating from the Vortex Infrared sauna raises the body's core temperature, this creates an artificial fever and this is the body's natural way of strengthening the immune system.

The concept of heat therapy (also known as Hyperthermia) to improve the immune system and treat some illnesses, was first publicised by Hypocrites around 400 BC.

The American Cancer Society has investigated the use of hyperthermia for the treatment of cancer but concludes that more research in this area is needed.

Can help reduce stress and fatigue

The gentle warmth of a Vortex Infrared sauna will help you feel relaxed, renewed and rejuvenated.

It has been shown that sessions in Infrared saunas affect the autonomic nervous system, this puts you in the parasympathetic (rest and digest) state and allows your body to heal itself.

Can relieve rheumatism, arthritis and fibromyalgia

Many rheumatic conditions respond very well to heat so Infrared sauna sessions can offer benefits to these forms of arthritis. Radiant heat can also be effective in the treatment of sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and many other muscular-skeletal ailments. Aches and soreness associated with ageing can be reduced or eliminated.

A daily session in a Vortex Infrared sauna can give significant relief to sufferers of these conditions.

Infrared sauna studies and science articles

The benefits of infrared therapy have been researched for many years worldwide.  Below are a list of studies, articles and clinical trials that focus on infrared therapy.  

To learn more just click on a topic to see the related studies, then click on the study title to visit the page for more details.

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