Detox and Rejuvenate with Elevation Hydration’s New Infrared Sauna

As Elevation Hydration kicks off at our new location, we are super excited to announce that we’re adding several new features, including an infrared sauna!

What’s so exciting about an infrared sauna, you may wonder? And what is an infrared sauna? Infrared saunas are a ground-breaking option for detoxification that is different from traditional steam saunas in many key ways. Today we’ll walk you through the differences and benefits here on the blog...

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What is a Infrared Sauna?

An infrared sauna uses infrared heat instead of steam to create its detoxifying environment. Infrared light is part of the sun’s invisible spectrum of light which has the ability to penetrate human tissue, and so infrared saunas increase the temperature of the body and heat the body directly instead of just the air around the body like a steam sauna traditionally would.

This causes the experience of the sauna to be incredibly different, as you will feel the heat inside your body instead of all around you. Infrared heat results in a much deeper, more detoxifying sweat that gets into the cellular level of the skin--which is where toxins truly reside.

Infrared heat is also less overwhelming than having to sit inside a traditionally humid, steam-ridden environment that can be hard on the senses (breathing, seeing, etc.). And with infrared, there is no mold or mildew involved which, frankly, often makes traditional saunas hard to keep sanitary because of the incredibly damp environment.

So if traditional saunas freak you out or bother you, infrared heat could be exactly what you‘re looking for!

What are the Benefits of Infrared Heat?

Infrared heat is used and preferred by doctors to treat a variety of issues, and it can have incredible therapeutic benefits.

Detoxifies the Body: Infrared heat is more detoxifying that traditional saunas, and studies have shown that infrared saunas help the body detoxify 20% of toxins instead of the 3%, which is average for a traditional saunas. You also only sweat out about 80% water in an infrared sauna, when traditional saunas cause you to sweat out 97%.

Relieves Pain of Muscles and Joints: Infrared saunas can help with a variety of pain relief issues, including neck, back, and arthritis pain. Heat will help your muscles relax, which will alleviate the pain and stiffness that can accompany a tight muscle. Heat also encourages circulation and blood flow to muscles and joints.

Helps with Weight Loss: As you sweat inside an infrared sauna, you are losing calories! Because the infrared heat is heating up your body instead of the air, this causes cardiovascular conditioning for your heart. You’re literally getting a work out as you sit, and it’s really interesting to notice the change in heart-rate. A 30-minute sit can have you losing 200-600 calories!

Reduces Low Blood Pressure and Increases Circulation: Sitting in an infrared sauna reduces blood pressure and can help you manage stress better, and repeated  treatment improves impaired blood vessel functions for people with high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. With infrared heat, the body responds like it’s receiving a workout, and blood circulation to vital areas in the body increase. This can assist in the resolution of Inflammatory cell infiltration, the swelling of the body caused through edema, and fluids that cause exudates.

Heals Replenishes Skin: Soothing heat is good for our skin, and open wounds, scars, burns, acne, and eczema can all be reduced with infrared heat. Regular usage also can help with wrinkles and cellulite, causing a firmer skin with a radiant glow.

Sound amazing? Then come check our our infrared sauna here at Elevation Hydration. Contact us today with any questions or to schedule an appointment!