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Infrared Sauna Therapy

INFRARED SAUNA THERAPY

Frequently Asked Questions


b2ap3_thumbnail_InfraredSaunta.jpgWHAT IS AN INFRARED SAUNA?
An infrared sauna uses infrared light waves to penetrate through the skin barrier, deep into the body, raising the body's core temperature.
Infrared sauna treatments, like traditional saunas, cause increased sweating and heart rate.


HOW IS AN INFRARED SAUNA DIFFERENT THAN A CONVENTIONAL SAUNA?

An infrared sauna differs from traditional saunas because the infrared light waves penetrate through the skin into the body, heating the body directly. Traditional saunas raise body temperature by heating the around you.
Infrared saunas do not heat the air around you, and produce results at lower temperatures than a traditional sauna. In fact, you can comfortably read a book or magazine during your sauna treatment!


WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF INFRARED SAUNA?
Potential benefits of infrared sauna may include:
  • Less inflammation
  • Relief of stress
  • Relaxation of muscles
  • Reduction of chronic pain, including pain from arthritis
  • Enhanced detoxification
  • Improved heart and brain function
  • Increased calorie burning
  • Improved skin appearance
  • Lowered side effects in Diabetes
  • Reduction of coughs/colds and Influenza
  • Overall improved well-being


WHO MIGHT BENEFIT FROM INFRARED SAUNA THERAPY?

As sweating is one of the most powerful detoxification tools of the body, anyone may benefit from infrared sauna treatments.

Some studies have shown benefits of infrared sauna therapy for people with:
  • cardiovascular disease
  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • congestive heart failure
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • chronic muscle and joint pain
  • poor digestion
  • chronic depression and anger

OUR  INFRARED SAUNA THERAPY USES FAR-INFRARED LIGHT,
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? 
All infrared sauna therapy is not the same!  There are different levels of infrared light: near, middle, and far.  These different levels represent the different sizes in infrared wavelengths and refer to the intensity of the treatment.
While near-infrared light may be helpful for wound healing and may help to warm the body. far-infrared light penetrates deeper in the body producing more sweat.  Potential benefits may include improved circulation, muscle relaxation, and enhanced detoxification.

SHOULD I BE CONCERNED ABOUT EMR (ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION) OR ELECTRICAL FIELDS)?

Our Finnleo® far-infrared sauna uses Pure Infra technology, which was developed to take the worry out of unnecessary exposure to EMR and EF. The electrical field in a Pure Infra is less than you’d experience from a computer screen or cell phone.

Are you ready to start infrared sauna therapy?
Give our office a call at 231-638-5585.


Carin Nielsen, MD Integrative Medicine I use an Integrative/Functional Medicine approach with my patients to treat a variety of chronic medical conditions.  Holistic therapies such as Infrared Sauna are just one way that we help patients "think outside the box". Treating symptoms simply by prescribing medication as a “band-aid” does not address the underlying factors that contributed your problems in the first place, and is not likely to provide lasting results. My approach involves getting "under the surface” (using assessments like estrogen metabolite testing) to find and correct underlying imbalances. If you are interested in learning more or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 231-638-5585.
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