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Infrared Sauna Benefits at Hahndorf Creek Day Spa

Infrared Sauna: What are the benefits?


Infrared sauna therapy improves circulation, increases cardiac output and metabolic rate and can mimic a moderate workout. Up to 700 calories can be lost in one session without lifting a finger…. and it really works! Even NASA uses infrared sauna as an alternative exercise therapy for astronauts in weightless environments. Several studies have found it also lowers blood pressure and benefits chronic health problems, such as congestive heart failure, angina, high cholesterol as well as diabetes.


The increase in core body temperature induced by infrared sauna therapy helps the body’s natural immune system fight viruses and bacteria that can cause illness. Fever is one of the body’s best defences and ‘fever therapy’ has been used for centuries by ancient healers as well as modern physicians.

“Give me the opportunity to create a fever and I will cure any disease”, quoted the great ancient Greek physician Paramenides. Nobel Prize winning medical scientists, Dr. A. Lwoff, Dr. Werner Zabel, and Dr. Josef Issels, are also fervent advocators the use of heat therapy.


Infrared heat therapy has long been used by physical therapists to reduce pain and injury recovery time, and can be useful in relieving sprains, sports injuries, bursitis, muscle spasms, rheumatism, neuralgia, arthritis as well as fibromyalgia and many other chronic pain conditions. Infrared heat therapy also induces a profound state of relaxation by deeply relaxing muscles, increasing blood flow and delivering more oxygen and nutrients to where they are needed. It also reduces cortisol, the ‘fight or flight’ hormone responsible for stress symptoms, giving you a feeling of increased general well-being, more energy and relief from chronic tension, insomnia, headaches and high blood pressure.


Every day we are exposed to toxins such as chemicals and heavy metals, in environmental pollution, pesticides in our food, chemicals in our cleaning products just to name a few. Sweating allows the body to eliminate toxic substances through skin pores and help our organs function at proper capacity. Unlike a regular sauna, infrared rays penetrate deep into the subcutaneous tissue to purge these poisons from the body. Coupled with our antioxidant, alkaline water your detoxifying experience becomes power-packed!


Infrared sauna can also help to improve and purify your skin. When we sweat profusely, circulation increases and your skin becomes deeply cleansed, creating a glowing, youthful complexion. Along with appropriate dietary changes, infrared sauna can also help reduce cellulite.

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