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Infrared saunas warm your body directly with radiant heat, rather than with heated air, as used in traditional saunas. Some of the benefits of infrared saunas are the same a regular sauna experience, but researchers say there are additional health benefits as well, such as:
Relaxation. The heat in an infrared sauna is natural and relaxing, making it a safe, enjoyable experience.
Sweat. Just like with a traditional sauna, the heat will cause you to sweat. Sweating is a natural and healthy way to get rid of harmful toxins in your body, such as mercury and sulfur dioxide. Infrared sauna proponents claim that infrared saunas actually cause the body to sweat 2-3 times more than a traditional sauna, resulting in higher detoxification.
Tissue stimulation. Infrared heat can penetrate your skin up to an inch and a half deep, stimulating tissue. Tissue stimulation can aid with such things as arthritis pain and tissue damage.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|