There is a type of sauna known as the far infrared sauna, which has been shown to have unique ability for aiding detox. The FIR sauna is a step up from the regular sauna that uses only a heating coil to warm things up. FIR saunas use a spectrum of light that is just past the infrared wavelength. Far infrared light has been identified as naturally occurring when the sun is lowest on the horizon at sunrise and sunset. During the rest of the day it is overpowered by ultraviolet and infrared light. Far infrared light has been shown to have a healing effect on the body because it penetrates just below the skin’s surface. It’s no wonder that people are drawn to and captivated by the sun at dawn and dusk. The science behind far infrared light is that its specific wavelength (50-1000 microns) which is part of the invisible infrared light spectrum (.78-1000 microns). Infrared light causes heating by vibrating the cells it comes into contact with. Though we can’t see infrared light we feel it when we step out into the sun or touch the skin of a warm-blooded creature. The wavelength of infrared light determines the level at which it can penetrate an object before it begins to vibrate its cells. This is how far infrared is employed in detoxing of the body. In a FIR sauna there is both infrared radiation (surface heat) and far infrared (sub-surface heat) heat working in tandem. The standard heating element heats you from the outside causing you to sweat while the far infrared light penetrates that the skin vibrates the cells and is facilitating detox from with in.
FIR saunas have been shown to be highly effective in detoxing individuals with substance abuse problems. With drug rehabilitation, withdrawal symptoms are the biggest challenge. And withdrawal is simply a cleansing reaction brought on by stored chemicals being released into the system to be eliminated. The quicker you get those toxins out the quicker the symptoms stop. The FIR sauna makes the holes in the screen door (your pores) bigger allowing for a direct exit route for toxins stored just below the surface of the skin.
Infrared Sauna Pricing: $ 15 per 20 minutes
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