Infra-red saunas utilise infra-red heaters to release infra-red radiant heat that is absorbed straight into the body.
Infra-red sauna’s created the same rays that come from the sun however, filters out the UV radiation leaving only the infra-red radiation. This radiation goes into the skin, just a little, so it heats your body up without heating the external environment around you up as well. The high body temperature that the sauna creates helps to lower blood pressure whilst increasing blood circulation. Infra-red saunas raise your metabolism, the heat causes you to sweat any toxins out through your skin and because it causes your heart to beat faster, it burns calories. Here are some other benefits of using and infra-red sauna:
Detoxification – sweating is one of the body’s most natural ways to eliminate toxins, making it a crucial part of detoxification. …
Assists in weight loss
Increased energy levels
Improved strength and vitality
Improved immune system
Relieves joint pain and sore muscles
Strengthens the cardio-vascular system
The infra-red heat stimulates vasodilatation of peripheral blood vessels which brings oxygen to joints. This increases the healing process of sprains and strains and therefore relieves pain, reducing the overall time it takes to recover from an injury and general muscle soreness.
Leading studies have shown that the sweat exuded in an infra-red sauna was 80-85% water and the other 15-20% was cholesterol, toxic heavy metals i.e. mercury and aluminium, sodium, ammonia, sulphuric and uric acid as well as other fat soluble toxins. These toxins and heavy metal high concentration levels are not found in sweat from normal exercise. Toxins and waste are released due to the increased blood circulation caused by sweating. This detoxifies your body as it is cleansing itself of an accumulation of potentially carcinogenic heavy metals.
Everyone can benefit from implementing more recovery protocols, whether it’s to de-stress, rehabilitate or to encourage weight loss. There is an Infrared Sauna in each change room, as well as a range of restorative facilities in the Restoration Zone.
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